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Projects - ing. J (Jarno) Gieteling

Plant Meat Matters: this project aims for a beef-like structured product

The production of the next generation meat replacers.

Meat production is shown to be extremely inefficient with respect to use of land, water and raw materials. Besides, it is expected that the demand for meat will increase due to an increase in global population and an increase in affluence all over the world. Consumer research indicated that consumers are prepared to replace their meat by plant based products, when the products are equally attractive. Plant-derived products with pronounced fibrous structures might play an important role here. In this project we aim at the development of fibrous protein foods from plants for meat replacers.