SimpliiGood by AlgaeCore Applied sciences Ltd. is a start-up specializing in using spirulina as a meat substitute. The corporate has prior to now used it for algae-based salmon and are about to launch vegan schnitzel, which is composed of 80% pure spirulina, alongside added probiotic fibres.
The algae has many advantages, each from a dietary standpoint and a style one. With the ingredient, SimpliiGood goals to ‘outpace’ animal meat within the dietary world.
The elusive umami
‘Umami’ is one among 5 primary flavours, the others being candy, bitter, salty and bitter. Umami shouldn’t be as simple to outline as these others, however the most typical which means attributed to it’s ‘savouriness’. The phrase roughly interprets into ‘deliciousness’ in Japanese.
In response to SimpliiGood, the corporate’s meat substitutes get the vegan meat business ever near representing umami.
Past this, SimpliiGood additionally acknowledged that its spirulina can take in a number of totally different flavours, making it versatile and well-suited to standing in for quite a lot of animal proteins, together with salmon and hen.
“It possesses a very impartial style, giving the formulator a ‘clean canvas’ so as to add no matter flavours desired,” mentioned Baruch Dach, CTO and founding father of SimpliiGood.
Moreover, he urged, a small quantity of actual hen may be added to make it a hybrid product with a extra genuine hen style.
Protein and nutritional vitamins
SimpliiGood’s merchandise additionally boast a variety of dietary advantages. For starters, their excessive protein content material makes them greater than a match for meat. In 100 grams, for instance, of SimpliiGood spirulina microalgae one can find the equal protein of 200 grams of actual hen.
“Every reduce packs in 30% extremely bioavailable protein,” mentioned Dach. “Mixed with its wealthy pure make-up of micronutrients, it presents a potent various to animal protein with distinctive dietary worth.”
Spirulina additionally supplies a variety of nutritional vitamins. For instance, it’s a supply of iron, calcium, B nutritional vitamins, important fatty acids and antioxidants. This implies it will probably act as a nutrient complement for some shoppers.
Totally different kinds
The marketplace for spirulina is at the moment dominated by its dry, powdered kind, which is used to make, amongst different issues, teas, smoothies and juices.
SimpliiGood’s spirulina, nonetheless, is recent. It’s 100% uncooked, pure spirulina that’s flash-frozen to align with the corporate’s functions.
Due to its flexibility, spirulina replaces essential components of the meat substitute such because the thickeners, stabilisers, binders, texturizers and emulsifiers in lots of purposes.
The corporate is vertically built-in, which means that the spirulina is grown and cultivated in greenhouses ponds in Israel, the place SimpliiGood is predicated. It has just lately partnered with plant vitamin firm Haifa Group Ltd. to bolster its provide chain.