Singaporean Startup Develops?Vegan Alternative?To?Lab Meat

The new plant-based protein is considered to be one of the closest alternatives to lab meat
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Veego has a high nutritional value - and is a slaughter-free alternative to lab meat (Photo: Life3 Biotech Facebook)

Veego has a high nutritional value - and is a slaughter-free alternative to lab meat (Photo: Life3 Biotech Facebook)

A food tech Singaporean startup has developed a meat substitute product that resembles lab meat and tastes like 'real' chicken.

The startup, Life3 Biotech, is hoping to attract over $1 million in funding to set up a production facility for the plant-based meat.

Called 'Veego', the plant-based protein is considered to be the closest made-in-Singapore product to 'lab meat'.

Slaughter-free

Known as 'cultured' or 'clean' meat, lab meat is grown from animal cells, without the farming of animals - but it still can involve slaughtering.

The Singaporean plant-based alternative to meat could mean that vegans will be able to enjoy what would resemble lab meat - but entirely slaughter-free.

Veego

Veego can be sliced like real meat - it can also be steamed, stir-fried, deep-fried, and cooked.

Although the exact ingredients have been kept secret, Life3 Biotech announced that it uses legumes, grains, and soya beans.

According to founder Ricky Lin, the plant meat - which is also gluten-free - contains at least 18 grams of protein, and is high in fiber and low in saturated fats.

Veego has already garnered attention from a number of food and beverage firms.

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