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Until recently, alternative meat companies have shied away from developing a meatless steak because it is the holy grail of meat: a meal centerpiece with big expectations. After years of R&D by its food scientists, Beyond Meat has developed a product with lower stakes—steak tips, rather than a filet. Beyond Steak is easy to imagine in burritos and stir fries, or as a salad topping. The fibrous texture of real steak is there, offering a touch of fattiness. (Although with faba bean protein and wheat gluten as key ingredients, and no cholesterol, this is definitely healthier than the real thing.) CEO Ethan Brown calls the product “a first foray” toward whole-cut steak. “We finally got to the right product, but it wasn’t easy to do.”

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