Food Trends

Moo-ve Over Meat

November 8, 2018   /
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No doubt by now, you have read about the Impossible Burger, a plant based GMO brainchild. This sandwich is vegan and made in a lab to mimic the meatiness and blood one gets from the real deal. Created from haeme, an iron containing compound found in animal muscle, Impossible Burgers actually sizzle on the grill. For vegetarians who miss sinking their teeth into a juicy burger, they can rejoice in the impossible option. If you have been too skeptical to try one for yourself, you can find reviews that vary somewhat on its authenticity depending on where you order. An overwhelming majority of critics tout that the smell and flavor are absolute meat mimicry. The texture, however, is undoubtedly in need of more tinkering as the Impossible Burger is softer and mushier than the moo-version. Still, a vegan patty that is significantly kinder to the environment and free from animal products is a solid alternative to the usual soy and beans patties that vegans usually go for. Of course, load the Impossible Burger up with salad toppings. One 3 oz burger boasts 220 calories, 13 g fat (10g saturated), 430 mg sodium, 20 g protein and 0 g fiber. Health food, it is not.