Sustainable ingredients for better 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 blended and fully animal-free meats. And yes, we're hiring!

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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  •  allergen-free  •  more potassium than bananas  •  Naturally contains b12  •  complete protein and amino acid profile  •  

A true superfood  •  MORE PROTEIN THAN EGGS  •  More iron than beef  •  more fiber than oats  •  low fat  •  Zero cholesterol  •  non-GMO  •  allergen-free  •  more potassium than bananas  •  Naturally contains b12  •  complete protein and amino acid profile  •  

Introducing Rhiza mycoprotein.

Rhiza is a 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 fiber than oats, more potassium than bananas, and naturally contains vitamin B12.

Pictured: Pure Rhiza on the production line in our West Sacramento, CA fermentation facility.

Brewing a better bite of 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 less land and water than animal proteins do, and requires even less processing than other plant protein isolates typically used in plant-based meat.

Pictured: A fully animal-free Rhiza steak.

Rhiza Steak on a cutting board

How We Make Rhiza

Potatoes

We begin with common ingredients like potatoes...

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

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

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

Protected by U.S. Patent No. 11,058,137

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Uncover the wonders of mycoprotein.

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

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

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Rhiza for Meat Enhancement

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Rhiza-Enhanced Beef

At a seamless 1/3rd inclusion rate, Rhiza brings your beef products to life by adding substantial nutrition and creating an even meatier texture, all while reducing your costs. That's right––Rhiza is cheaper than beef and free from common allergens.

Pictured: Rhiza-Enhanced Beef Meatballs.

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Rhiza-Enhanced Fish

All-natural, non-GMO Rhiza is our most versatile enhancer yet, able to mimic salmon, tuna or pollock at 1/3rd minimum inclusion rate. Blended into your fish products, Rhiza will create a better experience for your customers while preserving the life in our oceans.

Pictured: Fresh Rhiza-enhanced Salmon, bursting at the seams with flavor and nutrition.

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Rhiza-Enhanced Pork

Enhanced with Rhiza at a minimum 1/3rd inclusion rate, pork products can be infused with superior nutrition and meatier texture, without sacrificing flavor or yield. Boasting zero cholesterol and a complete amino acid profile, Rhiza is a superfood that can improve any meat product.

Pictured: A Rhiza-enhanced pork sausage sandwich, suitable for any healthy, satisfying, and flavorful breakfast.

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Rhiza-Enhanced Crab

At a1/3rd minimum inclusion rate, Rhiza gives crab a better flavor and consistency while transforming the classic crustacean dish into a nutritional powerhouse.

Pictured: Rhiza-enhanced Crab, looking appetizing as ever.

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Rhiza for Animal-Free Meats

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Rhiza Burger

Rhiza Complete Plant formulations can be made into the meatiest, most convincing plant-based burgers on the market. With more iron than beef and more fiber than oats, Rhiza is the meatiest meat alternative on the market.

Pictured: A fully plant-based burger, made from Rhiza, placed in a fresh bun after some time spent sizzling on the grill.

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Rhiza Steak

With the right formulation, Rhiza can become any meat––even steak! What fully plant-based meat would you make with the most versatile plant protein on the market?

Pictured: Can you believe your eyes? That's fully Rhiza-based steak, as prepared by Sacramento's Bennett's American Kitchen.

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Rhiza Chicken

Rhiza is a perfect mimic for many meat products, especially chicken. Formulated to replicate the tender, savory, crispy texture of a grilled chicken breast, Rhiza is indistinguishable from chicken. Plus, it takes far less time to harvest (think hours instead of months), and packs more nutrition in each bite than an animal-based chicken breast ever could!

Pictured: Rhiza Complete Plant as a shockingly convincing chicken breast.

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Rhiza Crab

Did someone say surf 'n' turf? These enticing crab cakes are made with our Rhiza Complete Crab formulation, offering a nutritious, delicious, and sustainable alternative to the widely-loved seaside dish.

Pictured: Fully plant-based crab cakes made with Rhiza, moist and ready to be feasted upon.

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Rhiza Fish

The ocean is calling, and Rhiza is ready to answer. Our Rhiza Complete Fish formulation is a juicy, refreshing, and flavorful alternative to sea-based fish sticks. Can you tell the difference?

Pictured: Fully plant-based fish sticks, made from Rhiza and fried to perfection.

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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

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FAQ

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

Rhiza is objectively 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. Rhiza's harvest cycle is exponentially quicker than other plant proteins, while using fewer resources such as land and water. It's also a whole food with a complete amino acid profile, not a protein isolate or fractionate.

Think of Rhiza as the future of plant protein––a next-generation opportunity.

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 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 like potatoes into meat-like 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 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 like potatoes to special kinds of fungi roots ("Rhiza" means "root" in Latin) and allow them to naturally turn into the meatiest plant protein on the planet.

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