Food | Jan 30

A Taste of Matian Life: Space Algae Ramen

TOKYO, Jan 30 (News On Japan) - In a forward-thinking culinary venture, a popular Tokyo ramen shop has unveiled a limited-time offering that might be a precursor to space-produced food. The unique dish? Ramen made with algae currently being researched for cultivation in space.

This algae-based ramen is notable for its green noodles, derived from the use of three different types of algae. The initiative is a collaborative effort between Euglena Co., a company researching edible algae, and the ramen shop "Jinrui Mina Menrui," which aspires to establish an outlet on Mars.

The chosen algae are known for their high nutrient content and the ability to be cultivated in closed environments, making them ideal candidates for the concept of local production and consumption in space. Moreover, these algae are being cultivated in environmentally conscious ways, adding to the sustainability aspect of this innovative dish.

Source: FNN


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