plant-based meat texture for chicken

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Meat- and Fish Alternatives

Italy’s Food Evolution Unveils “New Plant-Based Meat Texture” For Vegan Chicken

Italian startup Food Evolution announces the development of a new plant-based texture for chicken that is claimed to offer cheap yet highly nutritious products. Food Evolution was founded by the Musacchio family, owners of the first vegetarian restaurant in Italy opened in 1979. The family is known for its plant-based cookbooks, its training activities for international chefs and now for producing innovative alt-meat products. Last year, the company completed a multi-million investment round to accelerate its alt-meat development. New plant-based meat texture for chicken Food Evolution is using a High Moisture Wet Extrusion technology, where Dutch scientists from Wageningen University were an integral part of the research process. Alberto Musacchio, CEO of Food Evolution, states: “We stretch the protein cell mechanically and manage to create …


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Investments & Finance

The Musacchio Family’s ‘Food Evolution’ to Launch in Italy Following Multi-Million Euro Raise

JOY Srl, an Italian startup producing plant-based meats, founded by the Musacchio family, reports to vegconomist that it has completed a multi-million investment round led by a large international food distribution company, Sviluppo Imprese Centro Italia SGR S.p.A., Gepafin Spa, and backed by three international private investors. With this transaction, JOY will develop the Food Evolution brand to expand the distribution of its products on the Italian and European market, with the aim of facilitating access to plant-based food. The Musacchio family founded its first vegetarian restaurant back in 1979, opening another vegetarian restaurant that has been running for 25 years, and is known for publishing cookbooks, training international chefs and now producing vegetarian food on a larger scale. The business states: “In this new …