We're brewing a better bite
of meat.

At The Better Meat Co., we harness the amazing power of fermentation to make delicious, versatile mycoprotein ingredients for food companies to use as the basis of their hybrid and fully animal-free meats.

A rhiza steak on a fork in front of a cutting board with uncooked Rhiza


We've partnered With:

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A true superfood  •  MORE PROTEIN THAN EGGS  •  More iron than beef  •  more fiber than oats  •  low fat  •  Zero cholesterol  •  non-GMO  •  common allergen-free  •  more potassium than bananas  •  complete protein and amino acid profile  •  more zinc than beef  •  

A true superfood  •  MORE PROTEIN THAN EGGS  •  More iron than beef  •  more fiber than oats  •  low fat  •  Zero cholesterol  •  non-GMO  •  common allergen-free  •  more potassium than bananas  •  complete protein and amino acid profile  •  more zinc than beef  •

Introducing Rhiza mycoprotein.

Rhiza is an all-natural, whole food, complete protein ingredient that’s versatile, allergen-free, neutral in taste, and naturally has the texture of animal meat.

In addition to all of these wondrous attributes, Rhiza mycoprotein contains more protein than eggs, more iron than beef, more zinc than beef, more fiber than oats, and more potassium than bananas.

(Video to right: Succulent animal-free steak powered by Rhiza mycoprotein, as served at Buddha Belly Burger in Sacramento.)

Sustainable ingredients to make better meat.

We take a modern twist on the age-old art of fermentation, providing a controlled, indoor farming process that maximizes efficiency while allowing nature to unfold.

Rhiza fermentation (which takes less than one day!) uses far fewer resources than animal proteins do, and requires even less processing than other plant protein isolates typically used in plant-based meat.

How We Make Rhiza

We begin with common agricultural commodities...

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... empower the all-natural fermentation process...

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a plant-based burger

... to create simply delicious and nutritious plant-based meats.

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... and harvest the product with minimal processing...

Hear our CEO explain how—and why—we recreate the meat experience with mycoprotein!

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Uncover the wonders of mycoprotein.

By incorporating Rhiza mycoprotein into their products, our customers improve yields, enhance taste and meaty texture, boost nutritional value, meet sustainability goals, and diversify their product lines––all cost-effectively!

As a nutrient-packed, single-ingredient whole food with a completely clean label, Rhiza is an easy win for meat makers of any size in any market.

Rhiza spilling off of a cutting board

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Applications for Rhiza

Rhiza Mycoprotein for Animal-Free Meats

Rhiza Burger

Rhiza Burger

Rhiza Steak

Rhiza Steak

Rhiza Chicken

Rhiza Chicken

Rhiza hybrid Crab

Rhiza hybrid Crab

Rhiza Fish Filet

Rhiza Fish Filet

Rhiza Deli Slices

Rhiza Deli Slices

Rhiza Foie Gras

Rhiza Foie Gras

Rhiza Hot Dog

Rhiza Hot Dog

Rhiza Meatballs

Rhiza Meatballs

Rhiza Bacon

Rhiza Bacon

Rhiza Taco Meat

Rhiza Taco Meat

Rhiza Jerky

Rhiza Jerky

Versatile to the core.

Rhiza can also be used as an egg replacer in baked goods, such as brownies or energy bars!

Pictured: Who says moist brownies need eggs? These brownies are forged with Rhiza.

 Brownies with Rhiza egg replacer



I already know about plant proteins. What makes Rhiza mycoprotein any different?

Rhiza mycoprotein is superior to textured plant protein isolates commonly used to make plant-based meat today. When it comes to nutrition, meat-like texture, and efficiency, Rhiza is just better.

Straight out of the fermenter Rhiza already has a meat-like texture. It's a whole, all-natural, unprocessed food with a complete amino acid profile, not an extruded protein isolate or fractionate. It's packed with the protein you want, and but also the fiber you need.

It's fermenter-to-fork dining at its finest!

What the heck is mycelium?

Mycelium is the root-like system of fungi. It can have a unique filamentous structure that mimics the texture of animal meat.

That mycelium is what we transform into delicious mycoprotein.

This sounds too good to be true. How do you make Rhiza?

We know it sounds too good to be true, but believe it!

We take common ingredients like potatoes, rice, and corn and subject them to an age-old fermentation technique. Within hours, the result is an all-natural, high-protein, whole food with the natural texture of animal meat.

That sounds almost like magic. How are you doing this?

It is magic...the magic of science!

We've spent years perfecting our methods, taking a process that occurs in nature, wrapping stainless steel around it, and providing the optimal conditions for speedy conversion of starchy ingredients into meat-like, high-protein foods!

And you're saying this is really cheaper than beef?

Yep. We sell Rhiza for cheaper than what beef costs. We know that sounds great, but that's not good enough. Our goal is eventually to compete on cost with chicken. We're not there yet, but we're getting closer.

How do Rhiza's nutritional values compare to animal meat?

Rhiza is a true superfood, with more iron than pork, turkey, and even beef! With more protein than eggs and more potassium than bananas, Rhiza is a low-fat, zero-cholesterol whole-food protein that convincingly enhances or replaces animal-based meat.

Also, Rhiza is packed with healthy fiber. Guess how much fiber the most fiber-packed animal meat has? Zero grams. Not so magical.

Is this a mushroom protein?

Close, but no cigar. And in fact, no mushroom, either. Think of mushrooms as the fruit of fungi, but not the whole thing. In fact, most fungi don't even produce mushrooms.

We feed starchy foods to microscopic fungi and allow them to naturally turn into the meatiest animal-free protein on the planet.

How can I try Better Meat Co. products?

We're heartened by your enthusiasm for our work and product -- thank you!

As a business-to-business ingredients company, our goal isn't to put our own products on store shelves. Rather, we're partnered with food companies to supply them with great ingredients for their products. For example, restaurants in the Sacramento region such as Buddha Belly Burger carry numerous items on their menu made from our Rhiza mycoprotein. As well, our friends at Oshi make their delicious fish-free salmon with Rhiza, too.

As well, Perdue Farms' "Chicken Plus" line (half chicken, half plant-based) contains our legacy plant protein ingredients and is available in 7,000+ supermarkets.

While tens of thousands of people have enjoyed Rhiza mycoprotein at conferences and limited time offerings at restaurants, we're not at full commercial scale yet. We're working hard to scale up our Rhiza mycoprotein fermentation capacity to empower our customers to release products with our mycoprotein nationwide!

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If you contact us directly, we may receive additional information about you such as your name, email address, phone number, the contents of the message and/or attachments you may send us, and any other information you may choose to provide.

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Request that a business that collects a consumer's personal data disclose the categories and specific pieces of personal data that a business has collected about consumers.

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The Better Meat Co. does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.


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