Startup Creates New Chickpea Strain With 75% More Protein

3 Mins Read San Francisco’s NuCicer has created a strain of chickpeas with 75 percent more protein than regular varieties. The new super legumes are non-GMO and have been created using wild genetic diversity. Traditional breeding cycles were reduced from 10 years to 24 months. The resulting chickpeas are cost-effective and highly nutritious. NuCicer reports that it has […]

Konjac, Millet & Chickpea: 7 Asian Nations Ideally Positioned To Supply Diverse Plant Crops For Global Food Tech Industry

4 Mins Read In a new report, the Good Food Institute Asia Pacific (GFI APAC) has highlighted 14 alternative protein ingredients that could help not only diversify the range crops used in novel plant-based meat products, but also help bolster the appeal of alternative protein products to a larger consumer base. The report also spotlights the seven Asian […]

Singapore’s Plant-Based Maker Growthwell Secures US$8 Million To Bring Chickpea Protein To Asia

3 Mins Read The Growthwell Group, a Singaporean plant-based protein company, has just announced that it has raised US$8 million. The latest funding round was led by Singapore government-backed fund Temasek, alongside other investors including DSG Consumer Partners, Insignia Ventures, Genesis Ventures. Growthwell has also acquired a stake in Israeli food tech ChickP to develop the world’s first […]

‘No Part of the Plant Is Left Out’: Tech Startup Creates Waste-Free Protein

3 Mins Read Gavan Technologies, an Israel-based food tech startup, says it has developed a “waste-free” extraction method for plant-based protein. “Our new, multistep technological platform enables us to take any plant source, isolate and extricate multiple proteins and other valuable components until the source is fully consumed,” Itai Cohen, CEO and co-founder of Gavan, said in a […]

Easy Veggie Recipes: Roasted Carrot & Chili Hummus With Tofu Ricotta

2 Mins Read This Roasted Carrot & Chili Hummus is a brilliant dish for those of us always on the go. It’s colorful, vibrant, nourishing and yet so easy to make! No to mention that it’s absolutely delicious to snack on. Use crudites and/or gluten-free crackers for a gluten-free final dish.  Ingredients 3 large carrots 1 can chickpeas […]

The 10 Best WFPB Diet Meat Brands for Cleaner Vegan Eating

5 Mins Read From lentils to jackfruit to cashews, veggie burgers are getting a whole foods plant-based makeover: say hello to the brands making vegan meat from fruit and vegetable ingredients. We’re at a time where plant-based meat is all the rage. Animal protein alternatives have undoubtedly come a long way — and so have consumer attitudes towards […]

12 Easy One-Pot Healthy Vegan Recipes You’ll Want To Make Now

4 Mins Read It’s no surprise that most of us are spending more time in our own kitchens, but you might be getting a little sick of doing all the dishes. So we’re here to help with 12 super easy, healthy, 100-percent plant-based family recipes that can be whipped up with just one pan, pot or tray!  1. […]

I’ve Been Plant-Based for 13 Years. Here’s What I’ve Learned.

10 Mins Read By: Theresa “Sam” Houghton August will be my 13-year “veg-versary.” It’s been an interesting journey. I first dipped my toes in the veg-curious waters as a teenager who thought going vegan would be a great way to lose weight—because we all hear vegans are thinner, right? (We won’t go into what a silly reason that […]

10 Delicious Meat-Free Asian Dinner Recipes

5 Mins Read No one can deny that consuming less meat, especially the intensive farming kind, is a positive habit. If we were to skip eating meat just one day a week, not only is it healthier for you, it’ll help out the planet a whole lot. While you’re out smashing deadlines and meeting quotas, we’ve found delicious and healthy […]

10 Asian Vegan Breakfast Recipes, From Cauli Banh Mi To Kimchi Pancakes

4 Mins Read There’s a Russian proverb that goes something like this: “Eat breakfast alone, share lunch with friends and give your dinner to your enemies.” Not sure about the dinner part, but sometimes it’s nice to treat yo-self before you start your day (there’s a reason we all love Sunday brunch) and your first meal is an […]

I Tried Hong Kong’s Newest Vegan Meal Plan, And I Loved It

6 Mins Read Convenient, tasty, vegan: could Nutrition Kitchen’s new meal plan help Hong Kongers become more flexitarian? I’ll be honest: meal plans are not my thing. I’ve had a long career in health and wellness/plant-based journalism so I’ve tried my fair share. But as a consumer, meal plans are not for me. I love to cook, I […]

Nuts For Cheese Scoops $5.35 Million For Artisinal Vegan Cheese Expansion

4 Mins Read Canadian plant-based cheesemaker Nuts For Cheese has netted $5.35 million in a fresh funding round led by Forage Capital Partners. CPG experts Mike Fata and Dror Balshine are confirmed to have participated alongside. The investment has been earmarked for expanding the company’s vegan cheese manufacturing capabilities, plus its distribution network. Nuts For Cheese manufactures its […]

Stockeld Dreamery Makes Good On Ambition To Launch Plant-Based Cream Cheese

4 Mins Read Swedish alternative dairy startup Stockeld Dreamery has realised a company ambition of developing vegan cream cheese. The company states that it has been actively engaged in the development for two and a half years. Initial brainstorming resulted in plans to create a product so authentic that non-vegan restaurants would switch from dairy-based cream cheese to […]