CENTURY PACIFIC Food, Inc. (CNPF) is introducing a vegan meat alternative to cater to Filipinos shifting to healthier lifestyles.

In a statement on Monday, the food manufacturer said it has started to create a meat alternative called “unMeat,” which is made from non-genetically modified organism plant-based ingredients.

The product claims to have zero cholesterol and trans-fat, but preserves the taste of real meat. 

CNPF is only selling the product to institutional customers at present, one of which is its sister company Shakey’s Pizza Asia Ventures, Inc.

In its statement, Shakey’s said it will be offering a plant-based burger as part of its strategy to introduce healthier menu options.

“We are working towards more plant-based options, making meat alternatives accessible to a wider segment of the Filipino population. The key is to create a product that is affordable, healthy, yet tasty,” CNPF Executive Chairman Christopher T. Po said.

The company said its unMeat product marks the milestone of being the first vegan meat alternative in the Philippines. — Denise A. Valdez