TECH OFFER

Plant-Based Meat Technology Serving Consumers Pork Flavour, Texture and Aroma

KEY INFORMATION

TECHNOLOGY CATEGORY:
Foods - Ingredients
TECHNOLOGY READINESS LEVEL (TRL):
LOCATION:
Singapore
ID NUMBER:
TO150288

TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW

There is a growing demand for plant-based alternatives to animal-based foods due to growing concerns about health and the environmental consequences of animal agriculture. However, plant-based alternatives often may not completely recreate the taste and texture profile of their meat-based counterparts. 

A foodtech startup has developed plant-based meat that is designed and created to look like, taste like, and cook like conventional meat. Unlike vegetarian mock meat products, this plant-based pork substitute satisfies like meat in terms of texture, flavour and aroma. 

TECHNOLOGY FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS

This product is designed to mimic the taste and texture of pork, and is made from ingredients, including shiitake mushrooms, chickpeas, soy, peas and rice. 

Besides being vegan (free from meat, dairy, and egg), this plant-based meat has no alliums in it, such as garlic, onion, scallion, shallot, leek and chives. In addition, the product is also Halal certified.

The company is considering offering a kosher certification, as well as chicken and lamb substitutes.

POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS

This minced pork alternative fits into the following daily cooking applications:

  • Grilling
  • Frying
  • Deep-fry
  • Stir-fry
  • Boiling in soups
  • Baked

The company is looking to partnering with food manufacturers, chefs, aspiring F&B owners who would like to recreate new plant-based pork recipes to progress on this innovation journey with them.  

Benefits

This plant-based meat offers these benefits:

  • Nutritious: Contains all the essential amino acids, high in protein, low in saturated fats, low in calorie, no cholesterol, contains fibre, non-GMO, fortified with vitamin B12 and iron
  • Consuming more plant based products in the long run can reduce risk of developing chronic diseases such as hypertension and high blood cholesterol
  • No added hormones or antibiotics
  • Cruelty free, as no animals were involved in its production
  • Vegan and vegetarian
  • Halal and Kosher (coming soon)
  • Environmentally friendly: Less land and water are used, and there is reduced waste in the production process
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