Moolec Science, a global Ag-Foodtech company based in the UK whose purpose is improving the affordability of animal-free food solutions, presents its latest two developments which join its working portfolio of meat analogs made with blends of soybean with selected porcine proteins and pea with bovine proteins.
Moolec’s hybrid approach to plant and cell-based production technologies for alternative proteins is known as Molecular Farming. Through this approach, the company has produced new functionalizing oat concentrates with co-expressed whey protein. Additionally, ovum protein is being engineered into wheat for an egg replacement specially designed for the bakery industry.
“We started exploring the space more than 10 years ago. We were the first team to fully deregulate a Molecular Farming crop and its functionalized protein concentrate for its use in the cheese-making industry, a product that has been successfully used in the manufacturing of thousands of tons of soft and hard cheeses. Since then, we expanded to animal-free meat ingredients and are now announcing a broadening of our pipeline into dairy and egg replacements,” says Gastón Paladini, CEO & CO-Founder. “Proteins are responsible for the functionality, mouth experience and many nutritional aspects in food. The greatest food experiences are mostly those which include high-quality products. And top products only use the best ingredients. We want to collaborate with B2C food companies to offer the optimal journey and proper affordability for consumers by using our integral animal-free solutions.”
“Our selection of dairy and egg proteins will be produced in the host crop. We are going to let the plants, the sun and the land work and, after only basic processing, Moolec’s product will have superior nutritional and functional properties for a fraction of the cost. For example, our wheat and egg protein products will have a higher content of digestible protein and, thus, improved nutritional value,” states Henk Hoogenkamp, CPO & Co-Founder.