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There’s Such a Thing as Vegan Fat Now, and It’s Being Used to Make Pork Belly

Vanessa Bates Ramirez

May 31, 2023

For several years now, we’ve been able to go to grocery stores or restaurants and buy all sorts of products made from plants in imitation of products from animals. Burgers. Chicken. Sausages. Bacon. Now another product is being added to the list, and it’s even more unexpected than fake meat; you could even call it downright bizarre. Companies are working on—and already selling—plant-based fat. Yes, fat.

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