Bacon Flavoring from Plants?
Bacon. It’s flavor is so beloved that it has become a social icon; there are nearly as many memes about bacon as there are cats. The taste of bacon is so widely craved that artificial bacon flavoring has been added to a number of foods, including the treats we give our pets.
Traditionally, these chemical flavorings were anything but natural, but an eco-friendly company has found a way to produce an all-natural version that’s turning heads—and taste buds.
Blue Marble Biomaterials, a biotech company in Missoula, Montana, can use more than a dozen different types of organic waste—including spent coffee grounds and the skin, pulp, seeds, and stems of tomatoes and grapes—to produce an all-natural bacon flavoring! The bacon product is officially known as bacon dithiazine, and it’s organic, vegan, kosher, and non-GMO. The patented scientific process by which the bacon flavoring is produced boils down to a fermentation process that uses certain types of bacteria under tightly controlled conditions.
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