Mock Meat-The Hindu-18-10-2022
PRELIM AND MAINS
Mock meat is a term used for alternative meat options. It can be created from plant-based proteins to resemble the real deal in taste, colour and texture.
Recently, demand for mock meat has seen a surge in India.
Mock meat is a term used for alternative meat options.
It is composed of plant-based proteins processed to have a meat-like feel, texture, and taste.
It uses wheat gluten, soya protein or vegetable substitutes like jackfruit.
It is different from lab-grown meat, which is cultured meat cultivated using animal cells collected from animals.
Ingredients like soybean, wheat protein, tempeh and pea protein are processed into kebabs and other versions of meat using fungi-like yeast to create the desired texture.