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CULT Food Science Announces Scientific Validation of Patented Pet Food Ingredient

By Pet Age Staff//July 6, 2023//

CULT Food Science Announces Scientific Validation of Patented Pet Food Ingredient

By: Pet Age Staff//July 6, 2023//

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CULT Food Science Corp. (CULT), a pioneer in the investment, development, and commercialization of cellular agriculture technologies and products, has revealed independent, third-party testing of its initial cultivated pet food ingredients. The laboratory results show Bmmune, CULT’s patented cultivated ingredient, exceeds industry-defined standards for protein and essential amino acids, and is a viable if not better alternative to popular premium animal proteins like chicken and lamb.

Bmmune is a patented blend of high-protein nutritional yeast and fermentation products, and is the foundational ingredient in CULT’s ground-breaking Noochies! Cultivated Pet Food brand. Results of independent laboratory analysis show nearly twice the level of protein in Bmmune compared to the industry standard set by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO).

As the table below illustrates, Bmmune far exceeds standard levels for essential amino acids in dog foods. Normally, the limiting amino acids are those that contain sulfur – methionine, cysteine – which are typically lower in plant-based proteins. But in Bmmune, those amino acids still far exceed the AAFCO-set standards.

Bmmune outperforms popular animal proteins in many instances as well, proving it is a viable single-ingredient, all-natural alternative to animal proteins. Bmmune is a low-input ingredient – made without extensive usage of arable land, fresh water and carbon-emitting farmed animals or equipment. The recent studies on its protein and amino acid profiles reaffirm it is a premium sustainable protein.

“Our testing confirms our Bmmune ingredient is a true alternative to conventional proteins, a single ingredient that soars past stated AAFCO minimums and stacks up against popular animal proteins,” said Joshua Errett, VP of product at CULT. “This is premium nutrition without the environmental harm – a future-proofed pet food.”

Bmmune versus AAFCO Standards

AAFCO

Bmmune!

+/- (%)

Crude protein

18

44

+244

Arginine

0.51

2.33

+457

Histidine

0.19

0.96

+505

Isoleucine

0.38

1.61

+424

Leucine

0.68

2.9

+426

Lysine

0.63

2.43

+386

Methionine

0.33

0.55

+167

Methionine+Cystine

0.65

1.06

+163

Phenylalanine

0.45

1.72

+382

Phenylalanine+Tyrosine

0.74

3.16

+427

Threonine

0.48

1.92

+400

Tryptophan

0.16

0.54

+338

Valine

0.49

2.11

+431

Bmmune versus Chicken and Lamb

Bmmune

Chicken Breast

Lamb (Raw)

Crude protein

44 %

32 %

17 %

Lysine

2.43

3.08

1.46

Alanine

2.54

1.87

1.00

Arginine

2.33

2.16

0.98

Aspartic Acid

3.75

3.02

1.46

Cystine

0.51

0.36

0.20

Glutamic Acid

5.56

4.47

2.40

Glycine

1.88

1.42

0.81

Histidine

0.96

1.19

0.52

Isoleucine

1.61

1.57

0.80

Leucine

2.90

2.65

1.29

Methionine

0.55

0.83

0.43

Phenylalanine

1.72

1.29

0.67

Proline

2.01

1.02

0.69

Serine

2.26

1.22

0.62

Threonine

1.92

1.44

0.71

Tyrosine

1.44

1.16

0.56

Valine

2.11

1.66

0.89

Tryptophan

0.54

0.44

0.19