Dragon Boat Festival Sustainable Food Options

  • Dragon Boat Festival Sustainable Food Options

  • Talia White

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    June 3, 2021 at 22:30

    At this year’s upcoming Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, traditional pork and rice dumplings called <em style=”font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit;”>zongzi are being given a sustainable upgrade. This year, people will have the option to eat a version made with a blend of algae-based “meat” and mushrooms. The dish is the outcome of a collaboration between Sophie’s Bionutrients, a sustainable urban food production technology company from Singapore, and Hsin Tung Yang, an established Taiwanese food company. Eugene Wang, co-founder and CEO of Sophie’s Bionutrients, stated that “<font face=”inherit”>We want to broaden the unlimited food possibilities that microalgae offer. Through this collaboration with Hsin Tung Yang, we want to show that this includes traditional food products, such as rice dumplings – and not just the usual burger patties and nuggets commonly found in the alternative meat market. This stand-out product presents new opportunities for microalgae to be used as an ingredient in Asian dishes and is a sustainable way to keep heritage food alive.” To learn more about this innovative collaboration, </font>continue<font face=”inherit”> reading here</font>

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