LISTED food products maker Century Pacific Food, Inc. has introduced a 100% plant-based food line called “unMEAT” that caters to consumers who are choosing a healthier diet.

“The launch of the new plant-based range is in response to the expanding consumer preference for a healthier diet, partly triggered by the pandemic when people aimed to eat healthy to boost their immune system,” the company said in a press release.

Century Pacific, which manufactures and supplies food products, launched the unMEAT brand in the Philippines via Shakey’s Pizza’s Goood Burger. The burger’s plant-based meat is said to be similar to actual meat.

“One of the biggest concerns about plant-based foods is that they are not delicious or as pleasing to the palate as real meat,” Century Pacific Senior Executive Nikki Dizon said.

“Our Nutrition Science team took that as a challenge, and completely delivered by coming up with a meat alternative that unbelievably and undeniably looks, feels, and tastes like meat,” Ms. Dizon added.

After receiving positive reviews for Goood Burger, the company is making the unMEAT line available in the Philippine market, as well as in the US, Singapore, China, and the Middle East.

“In the Philippines, plant-based food options are limited. They’re usually expensive, not palatable or hard to find. For unMEAT, we use simple ingredients by extracting the nutrients from real food rather than using synthetic ingredients and have found ways to make it more affordable and tastier, while retaining all the health-giving benefits of plant-based food,” said Ms. Dizon.

The unMEAT product line consists of meat-free burger patties, Hungarian sausages, nuggets, and minced meat. The products are good sources of fiber and protein, and are free of cholesterol, trans fat, egg, and dairy.

The brand is the company’s latest nutritional meal option, with a tag of P120 to P135 per pack. Century Pacific’s Century Tuna line is popular among fitness enthusiasts. — K. C. G. Valmonte