As consumers are keen to include plant-based proteins in their diets, a new vegan meat - Omnipork by Asian foodtech startup Right Treat is launched in Hong Kong in 2018. Pork is the most consumed meat across the world, particularly in China and the livestock industry produces a lot of waste. Going green is a theme across all industries, and David Yeung who launched Omnipork believes that plant-based food can help in “achieving [a] long-term win-win-win among the planet, mankind, and animals.”
Made from a combination of pea protein, non-GMO soy, shiitake mushrooms, and rice, Omnipork claims to have 233-percent higher calcium and 53-percent higher iron content compared to animal-based pork.
The faux pork looks, cooks, and tastes like conventional ground pork and claims to be free of cholesterol, antibiotics and hormones. Currently, the vegan pork dishes are available at three establishments in Hong Kong - Kind Kitchen, Ming Court at Cordis Hotel and Man Ho at JW Marriott Hotel.
As the trend for healthier and plant and based proteins continue to sweep Asia, there are many other food tech firms that are coming up with innovative alternative food proteins. For instance, JUST announced its first Asia-based facility to develop culturally viable plant-based alternatives to animal foods while Impossible Foods debuted Impossible Burger (plant-based patty) at three Hong Kong-based restaurants that are used in dishes such as Impossible Bao, Impossible Thai Burgers, and Impossible XinJiang Hot Pockets.
Find out more about plant-based protein innovations in Asia at CMT’s 2nd Food Proteins Asia on 22-23 January, 2019 in Bangkok.
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