Melt&Marble welcomes two new researchers!
Plant-based foods deserve the best fats – we create them
Plant-based foods can be just as juicy and delicious as animal-based foods. The secret is to use fats that deliver great taste and mouthfeel.
Until now, many eating plant-based foods feel that the experience is nowhere near the real thing. The reason is that plant fats and animal fats differ.
We will change this by using precision fermentation to recreate the best characteristics of animal fats. Our idea is to engineer microbial metabolism and dictate the structure and properties of the fats produced by our microbes.
The result? We can mimic any fat structure and create new and better fats.
This makes plant-based foods just as tasty as animal-based foods while being way more sustainable. In short, good news for both people, animals, and the planet.
Why we need an alternative to fat
Why our solution is a big YES!
we produce all our fats from sustainable feedstocks with minimal land use.
our fats have lower saturation, incorporate healthy fatty acids, and are free from trans fats, antibiotics, or contaminants.
our solution allows fats to be customized for any application and protein source.
the production is easy to scale using an existing infrastructure.
compared to other technologies, the production costs are lower.