Next generation fats and new processing technologies are making it easier to intersperse fat with fibrous alternative proteins to create natural, marbled whole cuts of alt-meat that are juicier and more flavorful.
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In 2021, Juicy Marbles, a Slovenian start-up, debuted what has long been considered the holy grail of the alternative meat market: A plant-based filet mignon complete with the marbled fat you’d expect from a prized steakhouse cut.
The vegan steaks are produced using a patent-pending proprietary machine known as the Meat-o-Matic Reverse Grinder 9000. The company is keeping the specifics of how the machine works under wraps until it is able to secure a…