Often under-appreciated by a lot of people in Indonesia, tempeh, the authentic, plant-based, all-natural Indonesian protein source, in fact, has countless benefits for our well-being and is considered as one of superfood by people across the globe.
Tempeh is made by fermenting cooked soybeans, which then binds them into a dense block. It has a nutty, earthy taste that will come out when it is cooked. As the number of people who look for a nutritious, affordable, and plant-based protein source keeps increasing, Better Nature came to fill that need.
Founded by four plant-based enthusiasts, Chris, Fabio, Elin, and an Indonesian native, Driando, Better Nature has one big mission: to create a better world for people, the planet, and animals. As cited from their website, Better Nature wants to provide a wholesome meat alternative that doesn't compromise on taste, nutrition, or versatility through the power of tempeh.
Not only do they want to make tempeh accessible to people outside of Indonesia, but they also want to make tempeh more exciting for everyone. If you look at their products, Better Nature has successfully caught the attention of healthy food seekers and vegans with fresh and colorful packaging.
When it comes to the products, Better Nature has an exciting product ranges which include Original Soy Tempeh, Smoked Soy Tempeh, Original Lupin Tempeh, Smoked Lupin Tempeh, and Better Bites that come in three different flavors, Moreish Masala, Tantalising Taco, and Saucy Stir-Fry. And for those who want to get more creative with their food, Better Nature also makes Organic Tempeh Mince that is perfect to replace traditional ground meat.
As part of their responsibility to offer more sustainable and earth-friendly products, Better Nature recently went Plastic Neutral. Partnered up with rePurpose Global, the world's first Plastic Credit Platform, Better Nature aims to reduce the amount of plastic sent to landfills instead of re-used in an environmentally and socially responsible way.
Cited from VegWorldMagazine, Driando, one of the co-founder and Head of Technology at Better Nature, said,
"Due to the relatively complicated food safety aspect of tempeh production, it's really difficult to remove plastic from its production and packaging. It's something that really frustrates us as a team, and we're constantly working on."
Driando also added, "We're particularly looking into how we could use recycled or renewable materials rather than virgin plastic. We're making progress, but it will take a while to implement, so in the meantime offsetting the plastic we produce is a productive step".
Photo by: Better Nature