Chopfab launches vegan meat alternatives made from spent grains

Winterthur ZH/Lenzburg AG – The Chopfab Boxer brewery and Circular Food Solutions are now selling meat alternatives made from spent grains at Migros and Volg. The by-product from the brewery is sustainably returned to the cycle using a specially developed process.

The Chopfab Boxer brewery from Winterthur and Circular Food Solutions AG from Lenzburg are bringing meat substitutes based on spent grains to the shelves of retailers Migros and Volg. According to a press release, the vegan versions of sliced meat, minced meat and burger patties are made from brewer's grains and supplemented with organic pea and soy flour.

The raw material is a by-product of the beer brewing process and, according to the company, was previously used as animal feed. Philip Bucher, Managing Director of Chopfab Boxer, is quoted as saying that upcycling brings "an excellent quality plant-based alternative to meat consumption" onto the market.

The brewery relies on a "globally unique production process that guarantees the excellent freshness, texture and aroma of the meat alternatives". During a test phase with leading meat processors, the product was able to achieve "excellent taste properties with the best consistency", according to Christoph Nyfeler, owner of Circular Food Solutions Switzerland AG.

The Winterthur brewery, known throughout Switzerland for its craft beers, spent several years in the planning and construction phase. The upcycling of spent grains is an important contribution to sustainable nutrition. ce/heg

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