Emergy Foods® Unveils Whole Steak & Chicken Cuts Under New Plant-Based Meat Brand, Meati Foods®
BOULDER, Colorado, October 29, 2019 – Emergy Foods today introduced its new alternative meat brand, Meati Foods, the first in market to produce whole cuts of plant-based meat in the form of steak and chicken breasts. The main ingredient, fermented fungi, or mycelium naturally delivers the taste, texture, and protein profile of meat. The nutrient-dense plant-based meats from Meati Foods are rich in fiber and vitamins found in vegetables and are made with five functional ingredients, without the use of soy, wheat, or pea protein. Meati Foods highly efficient and proprietary process, which is all done in-house, combines traditional methods of fermentation with modern-day knowledge to improve resource use by 1000-fold over conventional methods.
Tyler Huggins, Co-founder and CEO announced, “We are excited by the growth in the plant-based meat category, but are concerned with issues around nutrition, complexity, price and optionality. We created Meati Foods to address the need for more nutritious options in the form of whole muscle cuts like steaks and filets. It is equally important to us that our products are sustainable and affordable to everyone.”
Huggins, along with Co-Founder and CTO Justin Whiteley explored ingredients that could be efficient at scale while using the least amount of resources. Their exploration led them to fungi, which has been used for centuries in products such as tempeh and cheese. Whiteley shared, “The benefits of using fungal-protein are vast and superior in a lot of ways to plants and animals. Our process is nearly 20 times more productive per acre than soy, and at scale we could produce the meat equivalent of nearly 4,200 cows per day. Because our fermented fungi naturally mimic meat, we do not have to introduce harsh chemicals, complex processes or numerous ingredients into our products.”
Meati Foods brand positioning is also unique, embracing the history of traditional food production while combining it with modern technology. Morgan Agho, Director of Marketing, said, “We appreciate the joy and satisfaction of cooking and eating meat. We want consumers to feel proud of their rich food heritage, but also embrace the social and environmental advantages of modern techniques. Meati Foods understands it’s not always easy to make good choices when considering health, the environment and personal happiness. The brand hopes to help consumers feel good about doing the things they love, like cooking and eating delicious food.”
Meati Foods is conducting a beta launch in Q4 of 2019 and is looking for chefs to partner with for an early 2020 launch.
About Emergy Foods:
Based in Boulder, Colorado, Emergy Foods uses proprietary, sustainable technologies to provide nutrient-dense, meat alternatives that everyone can enjoy and feel good about eating every day. The company believes that finding the right protein should be easy and consumers should never have to choose between health, taste or the environment. Learn more about Meati Foods at www.meati.com.