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Motif FoodWorks Announces First Consumer Launch of Motif BeefWorks™ Burger Patties Featuring APPETEX

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Boston-based Motif FoodWorks has announced the launch of APPETEX, its second food technology ingredient., for large-scale commercial distribution. Described as a “breakthrough” ingredient, APPETEX is said to enhance the texture of plant-based foods by providing the unique springy and juicy chew found in animal meat products. 

Motif BeefWorks, its first final product, will be available to consumers so they can enjoy the benefits APPETEX.™ Consumers can order plant-based burger patties starting in April. 

“APPETEX provides a critical ingredient solution to advance consumer adoption of plant-based meat alternatives”

According to Motif, APPETEX (a combination of “appetite” and “texture”) is an edible plant-based  hydrogel that is capable of recreating the bite associated with animal connective tissue. While plant-based proteins like texturized soy or pea protein can mimic the fibrous structure of meat, Motif says, these ingredients fall short in creating the springy “chewdown” sensation.

The company notes that texture is often cited as a top barrier for consumer acceptance of plant-based foods and meat alternatives, and therefore APPETEX offers “game-changing” solutions for achieving better texture…



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