Steakholder Foods® Demonstrates the Same Nutritional Value as Beef in its Cultivated Meat
The company analyzed its cultivated muscle cells and demonstrated the same amino acid profile as found in beef.
Rehovot, Israel, February 8, 2023 — Steakholder Foods Ltd. (Nasdaq: STKH), (formerly MeaTech 3D: MITC), an international deep-tech food company at the forefront of the cultivated meat industry, today announced that it has analyzed its muscle cells and found that they offer the same amino acid profile as that of the native tissue.
The amino acid profile has two important roles in Steakholder Foods cultivated beef products – taste and nutritional value. The biology team at Steakholder Foods analyzed its cultivated muscle, testing 17 amino acids and comparing them to native tissue. The results showed that the team was able to create the same amino acid profile in the lab as in animals, another proof that cultivated meat has the same biochemical composition as conventional meat, with the potential to provide similar nutritional value.
Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins, playing a crucial role in human nutrition. Meat is a rich source of amino acids, particularly those that are considered “essential” because the human body cannot produce them on its own. These essential amino acids include leucine, isoleucine, valine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and histidine. These amino acids are important for a variety of bodily functions, including muscle growth and repair, immune function, and hormone production. The specific amino acid profile of meat, as well as its taste, varies depending on the animal species and how it is raised, as well as the cut of meat.
About Steakholder Foods
Steakholder Foods Ltd., formerly MeaTech 3D Ltd., is an international deep-tech food company at the forefront of the cultured meat revolution. The company initiated activities in 2019 and is listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the ticker “STKH” (formerly MITC). Steakholder Foods maintains facilities in Rehovot, Israel and Antwerp, Belgium and has recently expanded activities to the US.
The company is developing a slaughter-free solution for producing a variety of beef, chicken, pork, and seafood products — both as raw materials and whole cuts — as an alternative to industrialized farming and fishing. With its membership in the UN Global Compact, Steakholder Foods is committed to act in support of issues embodied in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which include strengthening food security, decreasing carbon footprint, and conserving water and land resources.
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