Yeast Will be Instrumental In The Next Level of Food Tech

Yeast Will be Instrumental In The Next Level of Food Tech

Earlier this year, Foodable reported on products from companies like Beyond Meat, which is looking to replace animal meat by using a plant-based product for its Beyond Burgers, and Ripple, which is a company offering a milk-like product strictly made out of peas. Those are just a couple of examples of a larger move towards plant-based or alternative protein.

Thanks to the low costs on biotech tools, a handful of startups, mainly concentrated around the Bay Area, are “using a biotech process called fermentation to make animal products,” reports “Fortune.”

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Food Trends Millennials (and Top Chefs) are Talking About: Fermented Foods

Food Trends Millennials (and Top Chefs) are Talking About: Fermented Foods

By Carlynn Woolsey, Foodable Contributor

It might seem counterintuitive to even consider serving “rotten” food to customers, but that is basically what chefs everywhere are doing when plating up portions of fermented cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, and radishes ­— and these are only the most basic options available when it comes to fermented foods. Believe it or not though, some of the healthiest, tastiest, and currently, the trendiest foods we can eat are bathed in their own bacteria. 

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