Post by applecrisp1 on Sept 28, 2019 13:41:34 GMT -5
Fast food place are selling the Impossible Burger (BK Impossble Whopper), DunkinDonuts etc,TGI Friday, and even upscale places.
My local WF has sold Beyond Meat for years (and their line of products). I don't know if Impossible Burger is available (yet perhaps) in supermarkets.
I'd just rather have a good veggie burger (or a great black bean burger) with real food, or a hamburger. I'm not into food pretending to be something else and all that processed magic to make it like that food. And I like to know the ingredients -- if you can't pronounce it or spell it.... I I know a few people that LOVE them. They said they wouldn't eat all the time but really liked it. I bought a package of Beyond Meat years back but I don't think I ever tried it. I think I just got a bit eeeked out from the smell.
Theses new plant-based meats are trying to appeal to meat-eaters as well unlike those kale,quinoa,tofu,sunflower burgers (you know what I mean : ) )
So have you tried it?
I would certainly try the Impossible Burger just to see what it was like just out of curiosity since it has gotten so much press, but not go out of my way for it. And who knows, I might love it. Or not. This post is making me think I need to start a post on favorite veggie burger recipes.
When I shopped today, the meat case had a whole section with beyond burgers and packages of beyond beef. I'm not tempted to try it. I like veggie burgers, but I'd rather have one made fresh from beans, veggies, and grains in recognizable forms.
Here is the ingredients list from the Beyond Meat site:
Water, Pea Protein Isolate*, Expeller-Pressed Canola Oil, Refined Coconut Oil, Rice Protein, Natural Flavors, Cocoa Butter, Mung Bean Protein, Methylcellulose, Potato Starch, Apple Extract, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Vinegar, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Sunflower Lecithin, Pomegranate Fruit Powder, Beet Juice Extract (for color)
*Peas are legumes. People with severe allergies to legumes like peanuts should be cautious when introducing pea protein into their diet because of the possibility of a pea allergy. Our products do not contain peanuts or tree nuts.
I can't find a complete list of Impossible Burger ingredients, but they list the protein sources as soy and potato.
I think I am on the same page as all of you....just no real desire to try it. If I want a real burger, I'll eat one. But I really don't like/eat meat much anymore so why eat a burger pretending to be a burger when I don't care for real "meat" anyway. I make veggie burgers at home periodically but these are not trying to mimic real meat burgers. Like you all said above, a nice tasty mix of beans, veggies, grains etc.... sauteed up in a patty on a bun with some condiments.
I think Traildoggie posted a few links about it for someone else's reply. It is probably safe, but the method to make it "bleed" and give it mouthfeel is unique. I'm in the NO camp. When I was a vegetarian, I'd occasionally eat soy-styled-like meat but over all, I just ate no meat and ate what was "normal food." I feel the same about this. No desire to try it. If I want meat, I eat meat.
Thoreau said, 'A man is rich in proportion to the things he can leave alone.'
Post by traildoggie on Sept 30, 2019 12:59:02 GMT -5
yes, I did post this a little while ago, so I'll copy it here since I haven't learned anything since then. CR is not accessible unless you are a member, I get the magazine but not online access.
posted by me a few weeks ago on another thread in this forum: "There's a pretty extensive article on new processed meat like vegie burgers. Consumer Reports October 2019. they talk about soy leghemoglobin ( no never heard of it before either) , a compound from the roots of the soybean plant being used to give burgers their "meaty" taste and texture. the soy leghemoglobin is inserted into a genetically engineered yeast called pichia pastoris, and the final compound is produced in large quantities. you could pick up a copy of the magazine if you want to read it, several page article. this stuff is really processed!
I don't like or eat meat. I tasted a version of this kind of burger a few months ago, thought it was inedible and tossed it. I don't eat red meat so anything that mimics it will not be a big hit here. I was ovo lacto vegie for 30+ years, now eat a little chicken/fish too. time will tell whether this a good alternative to meat, but it is definitely not for me. you should read about how its produced and the plus/minus factors".