According to a study, plant-based replacements have fewer proteins than chicken.

Proteins in plant-based substitute were not as easily available to cells as those from chicken . Researchers wanted to go one step further and see if human cells can absorb the same amount of peptides from a model meat substitute as they can from a chicken breast .

Washington, United States, June 23: Proteins in a plant-based substitute were not as easily available to cells as those from chicken, according to a recent report published in the journal Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.The researchers wanted to go one step further and see if human cells can absorb the same amount of peptides from a model meat substitute as they can from a chicken breast, according to Osvaldo Campanella and Da Chen.The material had long fibrous sections inside it when it was cut open, like chicken.The cooked pieces of substitute and chicken meat were then ground up and broken down with an enzyme that human beings use to digest food.

With this new knowledge, the researchers argue that the next step is to find other ingredients that could help increase the peptide uptake of plant-based meat substitutes, according to the researchers.