Unlocking the Potential of Fats in Plant-Based Foods
Fat is the key to making plant-based foods just as juicy and delicious as animal-based foods, being responsible for properties such as taste and mouthfeel.
Because the properties of plant fats are different from those of animal fats, the experience of eating many plant-based foods has so far been sub-par compared to the real thing.
At Melt&Marble, we use precision fermentation to create the best animal fats. By engineering microbial metabolism, we can dictate the structure and properties of the fats that our microbes are producing, allowing us to mimic any fat structure, as well as create completely new and better fats. The result: tastier plant-based foods, for consumers and the planet!
Why an Alternative to Fat Production?
The demand for plant-based foods is increasing. However, to replace a meaningful portion of animal-based foods with plant-based foods, new sources of fats will be needed.
Currently, production of several fats commonly used in plant-based foods is associated with deforestation and loss of biodiversity.
Plant-based fats have different properties than animal fats, leading to a sub-par taste experience.
"With our technology, we can erase the taste gap between animal-based and plant-based foods. This will be a huge booster for the entire plant-based industry"
Anastasia Krivoruchko, Co-founder & CEO
Advantages of Our Technology
- Flexibility: tailor-made fats for any application and protein source.
- Advanced health profile: lower saturation + incorporation of healthy fatty acids. No trans fats, antibiotics, or contaminants.
- Sustainability: production from sustainable feedstocks + minimal land use.
- Cost-effectiveness: lower production costs than other technologies.
- Scalability: easily scalable production with existing infrastructure
What happened recently
We have been selected as one of the three finalists for the competition Årets Impact Maker (“Impact Maker of the Year”) by Livsmedel i fokus! The final and award ceremony will
We are happy to see Melt&Marble’s recent seed round listed by Sifted as a round worth paying attention to. Sifted is a media site for Europe’s innovators and entrepreneurs focused
In the words of Vegconomist: the future is fat. Getting the fat component right is key to the future of the plant-based industry. It’s great to see Melt&Marble mentioned as
Melt&Marble raises a €750K seed round to create fats that close the taste gap between animal and plant-based meats
Melt&Marble (formerly Biopetrolia), a company working on fermentation-based production of animal fats, has closed a seed round of €750K led by Nordic FoodTech VC. Other investors include Paulig’s venture arm