Sunflower seed sausage savours identical to pork equivalent, says builder Moving Mountains
The British food tech company behind the UK’s first meatless “bleeding” burger will next week open what it claims is the world’s first plant-based hot dog that watches and tastes just like its real pork equivalent.
Moving Mountains has employed sunflower seeds as the main ingredient in the brand-new hot dogs, which will go on sale in a London not-for-profit restaurant before reaching supermarkets later in the year.
The frankfurter-style sausage is 25 cm( 10 in) long and also contains carrots, coconut petroleum, onion and paprika. The company’s founder, Simeon Van der Molen, claims the gluten-free sausage has ” an identical taste and composition” to its pork counterpart, as well as being rich in vitamins.
” Following the success of the UK’s first meatless bleed burger, our second open is set to establish hot dogs desirable again, passing them a long-deserved revamp” said Van der Molen.” We use sunflower seeds to deliver an identical penchant and composition, which is a more sustainable food option for our health and the lives of countries around the world .”
It will make its debut at Unity Diner, a not-for-profit vegan restaurant in Shoreditch, London, on 10 May.
British supermarkets have scrambled to be the first to capital the most sophisticated fake meat productsso far, the result of inventions to improve the taste and composition of vegetarian and vegan options that go well beyond the soya chunks and mince that have been available for years.
Moving Mountains made headlines last year where reference is established a vegan burger that “bleeds” beetroot juice, imitating a uncommon beef burger.
While some vegans may balk at the idea of eating an authentic-looking hot dog or burger, there is growing demand from the UK’s estimated 22 million “flexitarians”, who are trying to reduce their meat consumption.
Existing vegan and vegetarian hot dog manufacture no claims to replicate pork and are made primarily of vegetables.
Bistros at the furniture whale Ikea this year started providing vegan hot dog- made from kale, lentils, quinoa, onions and wheat protein- alongside its meatballs.
The supermarket chain Morrisons this month launched plant-based mini hot dog with a filling made from jackfruit, while Sainsbury’s has trademarked a label of sausages made from mushrooms.