When it comes to recreating the taste, texture and look of real meat, whole cuts have been called the “holy grail” of plant-based products. But producing them is not easy.
“Whole-muscle products are challenging to mimic because of their fibrous textures and integrated pockets of fat,” explains Karen Formanski, of the Good Food Institute.
With its plant-based prime cut steak, Juicy Marbles thinks it’s mastered the art. The Slovenian company’s filet mignon contains many ingredients used widely in plant-based beef — soy protein concentrate, sunflower oil, beetroot powder and yeast extract, for example — but it claims