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Milk and eggs from fungi and yeast? Animal-free foods just got more interesting. #rwanda #RwOT

Milk and eggs from fungi and yeast? Animal-free foods just got more interesting.

Clara Foods and Perfect Day produce proteins found in real milk and eggs. But there are no cows or chickens involved. No plant substitutes, either.

Instead, they use microorganisms.

“We always had this big ambition,” said Arturo Elizondo, co-founder of Clara Foods. “How do we transition the entire world to animal-free protein?” 

The trick to producing these proteins is precision fermentation.

Microorganisms including yeast, bacteria, and fungus consume things like sugars and starches to thrive and procreate. Their waste products are typically alcohols or sour acids, which is how we get beer and pickles. That's called fermentation. Read more...

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