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Karana Foods wants to offer more sustainable jackfruit-based meat alternative

Singapore-based food tech startup Karana Foods has been looking at ways to increase biodiversity, as well as a way to support farmers, consumers and chefs, through a meat alternative made from jackfruit. After working for two years in Singapore and Hong Kong, Karana is now bringing its products to the United States.

Ania Madalinska, the Head Sustainability Advisor at Karana Foods: “We focus on finding plant-based ingredients for our products that promote the value of the intersection of health, sustainability, and equity for farmers.”

Karana sells their products through food service providers in Hong Kong and Singapore. In 2020, Karana received over US$1.7 million from the Tyson Foods-backed Big Idea Ventures to invest in their brand. The company now hopes to build on its success and expand into the U.S. market, starting with San Francisco restaurants.



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