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Foodtech NotCo presents plant-based ground beef in Chile

At first, the new product is only available in Chilean Jumbo and Censosud groceries

Matías Muchnick, co-founder and CEO at NotCo. Photo: Courtesy/NotCo
  • Recently, NotCo received an investment from Enlightened Hospitality Investments (EHI);
  • NotCo is set to be Latin America’s new unicorn.

The Chilean company NotCo, a plant-based food startup, announced it is launching a new product in Chile. The so-called “NotMeat Molida” will mimic the taste, appearance and flavor of a ground beef, but will actually be made from a mix of ingredients like peas, sunflower, coconut, beans, broad beans, bamboo, rice, cocoa, beets, chia, carrots, and spinach.

According to the startup, the 400-gram NotMeat Molida will become the raw material with which users can prepare anything. “This new raw material will serve as a starting point for countless preparations. You will be able to prepare everything you can imagine, achieving a delicious and environmentally friendly result”.

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NotMeat Molida, NotCo’s plant-based ground beef. Photo: Courtesy/NotCo

NotCo’s ground beef alternative is only available in Chile, for now, on Jumbo and Cencosud groceries and, soon, in its foodservice version for hotels, restaurants, and cafeterias in a 1 kilo format, specially designed for the Chilean hotel chain HORECA, besides NotCo’s own e-commerce.

The startup says that users that eat NotMeat contribute to the saving of 92% of water waste and 95% of CO2 emissions, compared to ground meat of animal origin.

It is not the first faux meat product by NotCo, which was first known for producing plant-based dairy. It had already ventured into creating NotBurger.

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NotMeat Molida, NotCo’s plant-based ground beef. Photo: Courtesy/NotCo

Recently, NotCo received an investment from Enlightened Hospitality Investments (EHI), which counts Shake Shack founder Danny Meyer as a partner. The company debuted in the U.S. market and is set to be one of Latin America’s next unicorns, and launch more plant-based products.

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