FAQs

WHAT IS MEATI?

Meati is a delicious, nutritious, sustainable fungi-based meat. A complete source of protein, Meati is minimally processed and free from many common allergens. A natural superfood in every way, Meati fungi-based Chick'n is packed with fiber (8 grams), Riboflavin, Niacin, Folate, Vitamin B-12, and other vitamins and minerals - like their plant-based cousins (aka veggies).

WHAT IS MEATI MADE OF?

Meati’s main ingredient is Mycelium (fungi), which goes through a fermentation-like process using sugar, nutrients, and water. Learn more about What is Mycelium? and How is Meati Made? 

WHY DO YOU USE FUNGI TO MAKE YOUR PROTEIN INSTEAD OF PLANTS?

Plants are great at taking the sun’s energy and making carbohydrates...but not protein. Lucky for us, Meati’s mycelium produces protein like it’s nobody’s business, which means we can do a LOT of good for the planet by swapping other protein sources with more juicy Meati. We’ve got no complaints on our end, especially since Meati is also a good source of fiber, vitamins and minerals that aren’t often found in plants. To top it off, since the fibrous texture of mycelium is so much like real meat, we don’t have to do much to it, meaning Meati’s irresistible meats are minimally processed. Are you a fungi fanatic yet?!

HOW DO YOU COOK MEATI?

You can cook Meati much like you cook animal meat: pan sear, bake or grill. Fortunately, Meati meatless cuts do not overcook or burn as easily as actual meat. Bonus, baby. Learn more about How to Cook Meati.

IS MEATI VEGAN?

You bet your funging taste buds it is.

DOES MEATI CONTAIN ANY ALLERGENS?

Meati is free from most common allergens, including soy, gluten, tree nuts, peanuts, milk, eggs, fish and shellfish. If you have an allergy to fungi, you should not consume Meati.

CAN PEOPLE BE ALLERGIC TO MYCELIUM?

Meati is made from the mycelium of fungus that has been consumed by humans for centuries. Meati’s products do not contain common allergens like wheat, dairy, eggs and nuts (please see Meati’s product page for additional information). However, if you have a fungi-related allergy (mushroom, mycoprotein, mold, mildew, etc.) you should consult your physician before consuming Meati to determine if Meati is right for you.

IS MEATI A GMO (GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISM)?

All ingredients in Meati are non-GMO. Learn more about the Health Benefits of Meati.

ARE THE PICTURES ON THIS WEBSITE MEATI OR REAL MEAT?

Every pic is 100% Meati. We know they might make you do a double-take because our fungi-based meats look so mouthwatering. But that’s just part of why Meati is so awesome.

IS MEATI’S PACKAGING SUSTAINABLE?

We know that saving resources can’t end with our eco-loving products or efficient production process. That’s why we’ve worked hard to source the most sustainable packaging materials we can while delivering you quality Meati meats every time. Meati’s flavor and freshness is locked into resealable bags to minimize plastic before it's packed into a reusable Meati lunch tote. Yup, now everyone will know you’re a VIP who’s tasted Meati. Non-toxic, drain-safe and reusable ice packs, along with dry ice are placed under Meati to keep it chill while it travels - and you chill once it arrives. All this comes in a recyclable shipping case lined with insulation that can either be recycled or composted (the insulation can even biodegrade in fresh or salt water without harm to marine life!). You won’t find any printed materials in your box...but you might find some occasional swag. Instead, look for QR codes to take you to Meati’s website for drool worthy recipes and all the details on Meati. Learn more about Eco-Friendly Meati.