Progression of plant -based nourishment

A replacement of meat


  • Samriti Juneja Institute of home economics, Delhi university



Healthier, Ecological, Extrusion, Innovations, Meat


Opting vegetarianism can save millions of animals which in turn will help our environment to grow efficiently. Plants have now become a boon to the food industries. They are a lead for us to make our future lifestyle healthier There are many disadvantages of consuming meat extracted from animals. It poses a major influence on our surroundings. Livestock slaughtering is one of the reasons for greenhouse emissions. On the other hand, meat alternatives are more ecologically approachable. Though the invention of meat alternatives is somewhat complicated and costly but it does not affect our surroundings. A large number of meat alternative producers are advancing to transform their invention. By generating competences, the food manufacturing corporations are looking forward to serve more and more customers. Mainly extrusion techniques are used for producing the plant -based meats. The flavour, texture and appearance play an important role in the food.  Various innovations are done for replicating the taste, texture and quality of meat. The chief ingredients of the plant- based meats are proteins and fats. The Americans and the Europeans have started shifting towards the plant-based meats but Indians have just taken an initiative to develop plant- based meats. India being a developing country would require many more years to completely shift from animal meat to plant -based meat. These new developments of inventing plant-based meats will also have an enormous influence on the GDP growth of our country.


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How to Cite

S. . Juneja, “Progression of plant -based nourishment: A replacement of meat”, FASJ, vol. 1, no. 4, Oct. 2020.