“If you have all the right ingredients, making milk by hand can actually be surprisingly easy,” Pandya says. “Part of the reason why we’ve come this far and to put in the effort to see if it would work is because we’re passionate animal lovers at heart.” Gandhi and Pandya are pushing feverishly to begin sales in California before 2017. Pandya says milk is ideal for synthesizing, with less than 20 components. Around 87 percent are water and the rest are proteins, enzymes, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. Instead of using cashews and almonds to mimic milk, Muufri is bioengineering yeast to produce authentic milk proteins, which will give it the same taste and nutrition as regular milk. They say they already match 97% of the taste.
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