As we reported earlier this month, the Soylent Green is a vegan, Soylant Green flavored beverage made by Green Man Food.
The beverage has garnered quite a bit of attention due to the high price tag of $150 per bottle.
However, a recent patent filing suggests the SoyLent Green could be a viable alternative to the expensive and highly processed Soylanta.
The filing was filed on April 21, and it is listed under “substantially similar” in the patent filing.
It outlines the creation of a new liquid beverage product with “unique flavor, taste, and nutritional profile” with “a proprietary formula that is based on natural plant and mineral extracts” and is “substantial” in comparison to the original Soylants.
It also notes that the beverage’s ingredient list is “not substantially similar to Soylanted, and in some cases, significantly different from Soylantic.”
The filing lists a number of ingredients that the patent alleges are in Soylents’ liquid formulation, including a “polysaccharide and polysaccharides,” “polyphenols” and “antioxidants.”
This could potentially make the beverage a “food-derived food,” but it could also be a non-vegan, vegan-derived liquid beverage.
The patent also outlines the “molecular and cellular mechanisms” for making the beverage.
However a patent filing for an unmodified version of the SoyFood product doesn’t indicate that the ingredients in the Soyfood product are not present.
The SoyFood patent is being filed in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and a patent application for the Soy Food product is pending.
We’ve reached out to Green Man for comment and will update if we hear back.
What’s in the name?
The name Soylend Green is an acronym for Soylente, which means “green.”
The product was previously known as Soylunt Green, but it was renamed by GreenMan in 2015.
A Soylended Green is still available for purchase in the United States, though it’s been discontinued in Australia and New Zealand.
The product also contains “a natural plant, mineral, and phyto-nutrient source,” according to the patent.
The term “soylend” is also used to describe a product made from soybean, but that’s a different term altogether.
Soylends are made from different varieties of soybeans, with soybeans from the Chinese region of the country, China, and India being the most commonly used soybean varieties.
The ingredient list on the patent describes the beverage as being “substance-free,” and it lists “substrates” as “the base material and/or ingredients of the product.”
That’s a little confusing, as the ingredient list lists “sodium phosphate, potassium sorbate, calcium phosphate, sodium chloride, calcium iodate, citric acid, magnesium sulfate, sodium hydroxide, calcium chloride, sodium sulfate and/ or sodium sulfite.”
The list also lists “organic acid, mineral salts, phosphoric acid, phosphorous, hydrogen peroxide, sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium chloride” as well as “anti-microbial and anti-fungal” and antiemetic ingredients.
The list doesn’t state that the SoyGlen is made from plant-based ingredients.
We’ll update this article if we learn more.
What about the soy product?
Green Man Food has not yet responded to a request for comment.
The company has also not responded to requests for comment from FoodBeast.
The Green Man website does not mention any vegan ingredients, although it does mention that the company “supports a vegan lifestyle.”
We reached out for comment, but we’ve not received a response.