Alternative Proteins Are Mushrooming

Not only does Yellowstone National Park provide breathtaking landscapes and thermal features, in addition, an environmentally friendly method of protein production can be derived from there. Researchers produced a fungus-based meat alternative that contains 30% fiber and 50% protein with a number of vitamins, minerals and all 20 amino acids. It can be made into a variety of usually meat-base foodstuffs, such as burgers, cheese and egg substitutes. This fungus, which in the lab grows on just water, nitrogen and sugar, was discovered after doing research on algae that grow in extreme conditions in the Yellowstone Park’s thermal features. The fungus’ protein production looks so promising that it is drawing significant investor funding.

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Posted on 18 April 2022