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CHEF WOO HIGH-PROTEIN RAMEN NOODLE LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT: A detailed comparison with animal-based protein sources

CSS Publication Number
CSS22-27
Full Publication Date
October 13, 2022
Abstract

Rationale and objective: This study was conducted by The Center for Sustainable Systems at University of Michigan to provide environmental performance of replacing meat consumption with consumption of the novel plant-based Chef Woo (CW) ramen noodle, a unique product that supplies 20g of plant-based complete protein per serving. Typical wheat-based ramen provides 5 g of protein and Borealis Foods, the producer of the Chef Woo ramen noodle, seeks to make this shelf stable, high protein ramen noodle more widely accessible and affordable, particularly to low-income and other economically vulnerable consumers. The goal of the study is to conduct a comparative assessment of CW and beef, pork, chicken and a plant-based burger and to highlight opportunities for improvement in the environmental performance across the supply chain.

Co-Author(s)
Soodeh Shockravi
Research Areas
Food Systems and Consumer Products
Publication Type
Conference Proceeding
Full Citation

Heller, Martin C., Gregory A. Keoleian, Soodeh Shockravi. (2022). CHEF WOO HIGH-PROTEIN RAMEN NOODLE LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT: A detailed comparison with animal-based protein sources.  13th International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment of Food 2022 (LCA Foods 2022).