We produce our meat in a glass house in Kemptthal, Switzerland - the first transparent meat production open to the public.
Our Production process
In our production, we combine extrusion technology and fermentation to manufacture our products.
Extrusion technology has been used in the food industry since the 1960s to produce snacks, cereals or pasta. Recent innovations in extrusion are key to the second generation of plant-based meats, as they enable plant proteins, which are spherical at the microscopic level, to be transformed into a fibrous, elongated shape like animal muscle fibers. By combining extrusion with traditional fermentation, Planted can produce larger, more complex, juicier and more tender cuts, and add important micronutrients such as vitamin B12. Fermentation has a long tradition in food production, for example for wine, beer, salami, tempeh or sauerkraut. In all these foods, fermenting the raw material with microbes such as fungi or bacteria results in better taste and texture, safety or nutritional value. We use only high quality ingredients and go one step further to make great tasting products through a perfect process instead of using additives.
How it works
The natural raw materials (e.g. peas, sunflowers, oats)for our meats are harvested by European farmers
Our partner strans form the rich harvest in to nutrient-rich flour-the optimal blendof plant proteins and fibers for further processing in our facilities in Kemptthal(CH).
The flour mixture is packed into the extruder, where we mix it with water and rapeseed oil, knead it and heat it. The technology of extrusions allows plant proteins to be converted into fibrous, elongated shape like animal muscle fibre.
Combining extrusion with traditional fermentation enables us to create bigger, more complex, juicy, and tender cuts, and adding essential micro-nutrients such as Vitamin B12.
Depending on the product, the fibrous meat is cut into mouth-sized bites.
Depending on the product, we then add the appropriate marinade, which consists of only natural ingredients (e.g. spices, herbs, oil or lemon juice).
To ensure the shelf life and quality of our meats, everything is hygienically and safely packaged and prepared for its journey to kitchens around the world.