Plantagusto is a plant-protein research and development company established in Helsinki, Finland, in 2019 with a mission to reimagine vegan food for the masses. We are committed to making the highest quality, all natural, pant-based food the whole family can enjoy. For us, we believe food is one of life’s great pleasures and we strive to elevate the plant-based food experience to be one that can be celebrated by all.
Until now, most plant-based food companies have asked people to make sacrifices in taste, texture, and presentation to realize the benefits of a better planet, health, and reduction in animal cruelty. Let us be honest, most people in the world are not willing to sacrifice their food experience. Plantagusto says it is not needed. We have created a range of 100% plant-based products that prove plant-based food can be as good, if not better, than animal-based food.
We invite you to explore our range of products that “reimagine” plant-based food with no sacrifices.
Why Going Plant-based is a Win-Win for the World
One of the driving forces behind Plantagusto is to help in the worldwide reduction in meat consumption. We support the Greenpeace 50% by 2050 to reduce worldwide meat consumption by 50% by 2050. It is clear that the planet can no longer support the needless production of animal protein at the current levels. The benefits of switching to a plant-based protein are clear. It is good for the planet and good for our health.
The way forward is clear and the benefits overwhelming. Together we can change how people think about plant-based food and offer them a tasty and healthy alternative. Read more about how this is important in the May 2020 Science of The Total Environment, How to transition to reduced-meat diets that benefit people and the planet.
OUR FLEXIBLE PLANT PROTEIN PLATFORM (FP³)
Plantagusto has been working since 2019 to develop its technology for authentic replication of animal proteins using only natural plant-based ingredients. Our “Flexible Plant Protein Platform” or FP³ is at the foundation of our plant-based chicken, beef, and pork meat alternatives allowing us to create a multitude of products from a single unified platform.
HOW WE DEVELOPED THIS PLATFORM
Plantagusto spend 1000s of hours testing 100s of plant ingredients to find the perfect combination of ingredients that have the properties for the formation of sophisticated texture strands. Each animal protein has its own unique texture characteristics. Beef has a fine grain that holds lots of moisture, chicken is moist but has a higher bite factor, and pork is somewhere in-between.
The management of the texture formation in the mixing process of plant-based ingredients becomes a challenge. One magnified by the wide spectrum of animal proteins available to the average consumer. A strip steak is not the same as a filet mignon which is not the same as a piece of Kobe or Wagyu beef. Which is why we created the Flexible Plant Protein Platform, to allow us to control more precisely the formation of textures.
The FP³ is an algorithmic function that defines how we combine plant ingredients to achieve specific textures. The algorithm allows us to alter variables to change the characteristics of the recipe to achieve different results. For example, the addition of a few grams more of one ingredient in our chicken recipe will result in additional bite that will make the product “tougher” to chew. The altering of another ingredient will provide a “fattier” mouth feel.
Our FP³ provides us with a tool for replicating animal proteins to high degree of accuracy and the flexibility to adapt to the demanding needs of customers globally. To learn more about our FP³ algorithm send us a message and we can schedule a meeting.
A BREAKTHROUGH IN FAT AND MOISTURE RELEASE
One of the greatest challenges in creating plant-based meat is the absence of fat and the retention of moisture. One of the things that people love and crave in animal meat is the high levels of fat. Our brains are wired to want this because in a not so distant past, we needed this fat to survive and our bodies constantly craved it. The problem is in plant-based food it is complicated to deliver the fat people crave in a way that does not ruin the health benefits of a plant diet.
Most plant-base company (including the most popular ones) just take tons of coconut or palm fat and load their meats with it. But we know that by doing this you crate a product that is questionable in its health benefits. In fact, many diet experts have even gone so far as to say many of the plant-based alternatives are worse from a health viewpoint than their animal counterparts.
But Plantagusto has solved this problem. We have invented a way to deliver healthy, non-saturated, and planet-friendly fat without loading our meats with tons of coconut or palm oil. We have a process that releases the fat inside the meat as it is cooked, like how real meat delivers its fat. The result is meat that is juicy and has a great mouth feel, without having the negative side effects of poor nutritional value.
Plantagusto is committed to making healthy food and all of our products share a similar nutritional make-up including being: high in protein (~19g/100g), no GMO, having no preservatives, low (or no) saturated fat, free from cholesterol, high in fiber, potassium, calcium, and iron, and created only with the finest all natural ingredients (clean label). No coconut fat or palm oil.
Plantagusto Group Ltd. is looking for additional production, sales, and distribution partners to bring our innovative plant-based proteins to more of the world. We are currently working with partners in Germany and are in discussion with partners in the United Kingdom and Vietnam. We welcome others who are interested in changing the world by changing the attitudes that people have towards plant-based food. Our "no sacrifice" products make it easy to adapt to a plant-based diet and we believe this is the only path forward for our planet. Contact us and let's discuss how we can cooperate.