Animal fats could soon be in plant-based meats — but not how you think – GLOBAL

February 12, 2024

Plant-based meat could soon contain animal fat — but not the kind you’re probably thinking about.

In recent years, meat alternative companies have debuted their products to acclaim and interest. And while the plant-based food market is growing, not all products are seeing the same kind of uptake with some companies’ stocks now trading at a fraction of what they once were.

Lab-grown meat and plant-based meat can have a lower ecological footprint and involve no animal suffering. However, it can be hard to replace the taste of meat.

A Montreal company says it has a solution to make the faux burgers and nuggets more palatable: add animal fat.

“It turns out most of the joy and flavour that we get from traditional meat products is coming from the fat,” Pooya Mamaghani said.

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