In order to cover the “supposed” need for protein, which actually is a need for “amino acids”, and to raise awareness of ethically justifiable alternatives, we are desperately looking for alternatives from an economic and ecological aspect, whilst following the trend in the food industry for increasingly absurd sources of protein that could not be more exogenous to all of us.
Fish and meat flour, wheat gluten, corn gluten, soy, hemp and other vegetable proteins, cultured molds, insect larvae and cultured meat cells made from meat grown with the help of mouse cells in the laboratory are exogenous sources of protein.
Because they are deficient in one or more amino acids, that are essential for mammals, they are also referred to as “imperfect” proteins.
They are therefore much more difficult to be utilized and digested by the body than species-appropriate proteins.
Foreign protein sources and their end products cause vast amounts of nitrogen waste, which have to be metabolized with considerable physical effort and organic stress in order to reach the amino acid composition (environment), which is required for the body.
The use of ingredients such as flavor enhancers, modified starches, (wheat) flours and other thickeners to allegedly obtain a tasty “meat substitute” for so-called “veggie” products is enjoying increasing popularity.
Even though the use of these “auxiliary substances” is supposed to help simulate the texture and taste of a piece of meat, they are ultimately all broken down to sucrose (sugar). Thus, they are largely unsuitable for individuals with high blood sugar or insulin resistance, which, viewed globally, already make up at least 10 % of the population
The declared goal must therefore be DAMINOC®: “Back to nature’s origin ….. our mother protein with its species-specific amino acid profile”.