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Fat production & encapsulation within oleaginous yeast

Oleaginous yeast with durable cell walls may be able to serve as natural methods of fat encapsulation to protect fats through manufacturing, storage, and preparation.

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Description

Many plant-based products struggle to mimic the fat composition, content, and mouthfeel of animal protein products. Oleaginous yeast, which naturally synthesize and accumulate high levels of lipids, may be able to address both the need to produce lipids identical to animal fats and the need to package them for effective incorporation into products. Yeast strains with durable cell walls may be able to serve as natural methods of fat encapsulation to protect fats through manufacturing, storage, and preparation.

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