Fake Chicken Developed!
For all the vegetarians reading this article, I am sure you must have wondered at some point of time as to how chicken or other non-vegetarian delicacies taste. Being a vegetarian surrounded by chicken lovers all around, sometimes the curiosity takes the better part of me. At the same time, repelling too!
There are many meat replacements that are available in the market today. These include the tofurkey etc. However, tofurkey is a substitute for turkey. As of now there is nothing that tastes similar to chicken. More so, no match for the texture of real meat!
For those intrigued by this but avoid eating non-vegetarian food, here’s the answer to them. The Scientists at the University of Missouri (MU) have developed the answer to chicken. Known as fake chicken since it is not actual chicken, it has been created from a soy product.
The Professor of Biological Engineering and Food Science at the MU, Fu-Hung Hsieh along with his colleagues has come forth with their creation of the first soy product which could be seasoned in such a manner that would make it to taste like chicken. More so, it also breaks similar to chicken while eating making it an effective substitute.
This fake chicken has been made by using soy protein, wheat flour and water. A batter is made of these three which is then treated in a high heat extruder. Post this treatment, this batter is firm and stingy giving it a texture that is similar to that of chicken.
However, when it comes to the taste part, it is still being worked on. As per sources, when eaten, it felt similar to boneless chicken breast which I have seen people crave for. The soy was found to be more hard, singular and uneven when compared to the mashed ones used in a veggie burger. But then, it was somewhat similar to meat.
So, for those foodies out there who love to experiment, this seems to be something interesting and worth trying out. If found successful, then I hope there would be less massacres taking place with less animals being killed for the satiety of the human stomach.
On the other hand, this clearly shows the extent of innovation that technology has taken us. Even in my wildest imagination, I never thought that something like this could surface in the human mind. And so, there are some more options for all the vegetarians out there craving for something new.