Sophie's Bionutrients is exploring the future of plant-based food with its burger patties made from microalgae. The alternative meat patty is said to have "up to two times more protein than beef or most commercially available fish," plus 25 grams of proteins comprised of all 9 essential amino acids.
As microalgae is a vital source of nutrients in the ocean, Sophie's Bionutrients is on a mission to boost global food security by tapping into the power of nature. Beyond plant-based seafood products, there's the potential for microalgae protein flour to be used in many different ways, especially since it is said to create a chewy, meat-like consistency thanks to the flour being extruded into textured protein crumbles. The patties have an umami flavor thanks to spices like paprika, nutmeg, cloves and bay leaf.