Plant-based Meat: the meat taste from banana blossom

Kasetsart University - มหาวิทยาลัยเกษตรศาสตร์

 

          Nowadays, many people concern about their health. Therefore, they avoid consuming meat product from animal and looking for alternative one. That is why plant-based meat is considered to be substitute. Plant-based meat has become more popular in the society because it has a similar taste to the meat. Kasetsart University by Miss Chowladda Teangpook and team from the Institute of Food Research and Product Development (IFRPD), has developed alternative foods for health enthusiast, a meat-like product from banana blossoms, a processed meat that is nutritionally good for your health, delicious, and flavorful.

Why is it, banana blossom?

          Banana blossom is a large, purple-skinned flower that grows at the end of a bunch of bananas. It is an edible flower. Its texture is meatlike, making it a meat substitute. A meat-like product from banana blossoms is processed to have pork texture so that consumer will enjoy their meal by texture. Its nutritional properties are nourishing blood, milk, skin, and reducing blood glucose levels. It is affordable price and available. Banana blossom is a plant-based diet contains 11.27 % fiber and 17.12 % protein with complete nutritional benefit for health, suitable for vegans and the elderly.

 

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Post date: 05 September 2022

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