Startup Creates Plant-Based Deli Meats Using Bananas And Discarded Grapes
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Startup Creates Plant-Based Deli Meats Using Bananas And Discarded Grapes From Winemaking


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Hungarian startup Plantcraft has created a range of plant-based deli meats and pâté using ‘unexpected’ ingredients such as green bananas.

Founded by Kati Ohens and Csaba Hetenyi, the brand also uses grape seeds leftover from the winemaking process in its plant-based pepperoni, as it’s ‘high in Omega-6 fatty acids and Vitamin E’.

‘Tasty and affordable’

“The future of food is plant-based and there is more than enough for our growing population,” Csaba told ProVeg Incubator.

“We just need to use creativity to produce foods that are good for us and for the planet, but [are] also tasty and affordable… We believe that food is the single strongest lever to optimize human health and environmental sustainability on Earth.”


Plantcraft had plans to launch in the U.S. before the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak which has meant the brand cannot travel overseas for product tests and manufacturing trials.

“Overall the current situation has urged us to rethink and restructure some of our strategies,” explained Kati, “If anything, it has accelerated our plans to hit the market with our products.”

The company says it is ‘exploring the possibility of bringing the EU launch forward’ and says it’s ‘likely’ to go ahead before the end of this year.

You can visit Plantcraft’s website here

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