Improve Nature lands $3 million to expand soy-based protein that behave like meat


In North Carolina, Improved Nature raised more than $3 million to expand their offering of alternative plant-based meat substitutes made from non-GMO sustainably-sourced plant-based soy proteins.

David Swintosky, CFO of Improved Nature said, “Alternative proteins are a sustainable alternative to animal meat. There is a “lot of excitement around lab-grown meat,” he said. “The basic ingredients are water and protein.” Improved Nature’s product realigns plant proteins to behave like muscle fibers. It behaves remarkably like meat.”

Other companies provide products whose ingredients are mixed in a dough-like structure and then further processed. Improved Nature uses technology to give soy protein the same consistency of traditional meat. To achieve this, Improved Nature uses soy mixed with purified water to form meat-like fibers. The fibers are shaped into strips, patties, chunks, or nuggets that satisfy the desired consistency of traditional meat.The products can be prepared in refrigerated, frozen, or shelf-stable varieties.