Human cells take in less protein from a plant-based ‘meat’ than from chicken

Many people have now embraced the plant-based ‘meat’ movement. Plants high in protein, such as soybeans, are common ingredients, but it’s been unclear how much of the nutrient makes it into human cells. Researchers now report that proteins in a model plant-based substitute were not as accessible to cells as those from meat. The team says this knowledge could eventually be used to develop more healthful products.