If you have ever tasted an Impossible Burger you will only need one juicy bite to know why it is called "impossible;" the ingredients include water, natural flavors and a mixture of plant-based proteins, yet the flavor satisfies even the most die-hard meat eater.
The founders and scientists behind Impossible Foods Inc. and its innovative technology have long been committed to sustainability and developing products with a much smaller environmental footprint than meat from animals. The company discovered a scalable, affordable way to make meat-like proteins without animals using genetically modified yeast and fermentation to produce a heme protein naturally found in plants.
The company owns more than 100 patents and applications, including one issued in July 2017 , "U.S. Patent No. 10,172,380, which addresses "a method for imparting a meat like flavor (e.g. beef-like, chicken like, pork-like, lamb-like, turkey-like, duck-like, deer-like, or bison-like) to a food product."