02 Sep 2022

Planted develops the first plant-based chicken breast in one piece without any additives

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Pioneering work: New proprietary technology enables larger cuts of meat to be produced. Only natural ingredients are used to produce the planted.chicken breast; Planted also completely avoids the use of additives. The new Planted product was further refined for the catering industry through close collaboration with star chef Tim Raue.

The Swiss foodtech start-up Planted is revolutionizing the market with a never-before-seen product: the planted.chicken breast is the first large plant-based piece of meat without additives that is in no way inferior to an animal chicken breast in terms of structure and taste and can be processed in the same way.

From September 15th, star chef Tim Raue will be serving plant-based chicken breast for the first time in his Berlin restaurant TIM RAUE. As usual, Planted only uses natural ingredients to produce the new product: only water, proteins and fibers from yellow peas, rapeseed oil, salt and yeast are used in the production of planted.chicken breast. In this way, the company remains true to its principle of avoiding additives - as well as the perfect bite that characterizes all of Planted's protein-rich meat alternatives.

Unique results with a new biostructuring approach

In addition to proven professionalized extrusion processes, Planted has now succeeded in combining protein structuring and biotechnology with a novel biostructuring approach. Planted is doing pioneering work in the food market. This new proprietary technology makes it possible to produce larger pieces of meat with complex structure and texture, juiciness and tenderness without any additives. More than 65 Planted employees on the scientific side and in product development make this breakthrough possible.

“Our planted.chicken breast is better than its animal counterpart because it impresses with a fibrous texture and high protein content with 74 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions. We are therefore extremely pleased that our innovation is now being launched in the catering industry with a top chef like Tim Raue. The choice of how Planted can be integrated into menus is incredibly versatile - and that's what we really enjoy and offers many delicious possibilities," says Dr. Judith Wemmer, Executive Board Member and Head of Product Development at Planted.

A future-oriented product without compromises

The planted.chicken breast can be fried in the pan for a few minutes until golden brown, just like an animal chicken breast, and then processed further depending on the creativity of the cook. “I enjoy working with good products and the planted.chicken breast – like the other Planted products – meets this requirement without compromise. It can be processed ideally and also makes a decisive contribution to our climate - such products are essential for a future-oriented kitchen," says star chef Tim Raue.

Availability of planted.chicken breast

Developed by Planted and further refined for the catering industry through close collaboration with Tim Raue, the planted.chicken breast will initially only be used in the catering industry after its launch in Tim Raue's star restaurant. The retail offering will be expanded next year.

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