Fermenting flavor bases
Mr. Goldberg and his team of chefs and scientists are using both traditional and adapted multiphase fermentation of plant-based materials to develop organoleptically satisfying flavors for plant-based meat.
PRODUCTION PLATFORM: Plant-based
TECHNOLOGY SECTOR: Ingredient optimization
This project explores the potential of traditional and adapted multiphase fermentation technologies to develop new meat flavors from plant ingredients. These flavors can then be added to food products – specifically, plant-based meat. The research develops production protocols for elevating and accentuating beneficial organoleptic factors in flavor-rich ingredients.
This work will increase the scenarios in which plant-based materials are able to emulate conventional meat. It will help expand the types of plant-based ingredients that address critical culinary functions of animal-based meat and other animal proteins.
CEO and R&D Director, The Mediterranean Food Lab, Israel
Mr. Goldberg leads an interdisciplinary team with expertise in sensory evaluation, organic chemistry, and applied microbiology. The Mediterranean Food Lab holds team experience in culinary applications of food production applications — from home cooking and fine dining to foodservice and industrial product development.
A top European agrifood startup
The Mediterranean Food Lab was one of three European agrifood startups awarded €100,000 from the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Food Accelerator Network.
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