Marie Gibbons

North Carolina State University

Jackfruit is a widely used meat substitute that mimics animal meats in texture and appearance, and has recently shown to be a promising scaffold for "clean" meat production. MG1 turkey muscle cells are successfully able proliferate, differentiate, and fuse into myotubes when attached to both decellularized and intact jackfruit fibers. Using the presented protocol, one can create a cultured meat/plant hybrid nugget with the meat-like appearance and texture of jackfruit combined with poultry protein and flavor provided by turkey muscle cells.