The plant-based banger that ‘looks, sizzles and tastes like pork’
By Katy Askew
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UK food tech company Moving Mountains will launch a plant-based sausage made with ‘all-natural’ ingredients and the UK’s first algae skin.
Available in 57g, 85g, and 120g packs, the Moving Mountains Banger ‘looks just like a regular sausage’. The company said it ‘sizzles, smells and browns’ just like pork sausages and delivers a texture and mouthfeel ‘identical’ to an artisan sausage.
Moving Mountains added that the banger is made from ‘nutrient-rich vegetables’, including oyster mushrooms and beetroot. It is seasoned with pepper and nutmeg.
The company stressed the nutritional benefits of its recipe. Oyster mushrooms are anti-inflammatory and a source of protein, calcium, potassium and iron; beetroot is a source of calcium, iron and vitamins A and C; pea protein provides a source of protein; wheat and soy proteins give a ‘fibrous texture’ akin to the bite of a pork sausage; algae is a source of protein, calcium, magnesium and potassium; oats help provide the ‘firm structure’ of the sausage; coconut oil provides a juicy consistency, contains zero cholesterol and is rich in antioxidants.
The sausages are also fortified with vitamin B12, traditionally associated with red meats.
Each Moving Mountains® Banger has zero cholesterol, 18g of plant protein (per 100g of Banger), is vegan and free-from antibiotics and hormones.
Simeon Van der Molen, founder of Moving Mountains commented: “We have spent years perfecting the recipe with a team of scientists, farmers and chefs and it is the closest replication to a pork sausage in the UK. It provides a real solution to the environmental impact of the animal agriculture industry, without compromising on taste for vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters.”
Moving Mountains is the creator of the UK’s first plant-based ‘bleeding’ burger and hotdog made from sunflower seeds.