In this week’s episode of the Nutrition Diva podcast, I explore how plant-based meat alternative compare with meat in terms of the nutritional and environmental aspect, along with new research on their effect on the microbiome.
Here are nutritional and ingredient details for three of the most common meatless brands, as well as two types of ground beef.
|4 ounces (113 g), uncooked||Meatless Farm Ground||Impossible Burger||Beyond Burger||Ground beef (85% lean)||Ground beef (grass fed)|
|Total fat (g)||16||14||14||17||14.4|
|Sat fat (g)||5||8||5||7||6|
|Ingredients||Water, Pea Protein, Vegetable Oils (Canola, Shea), Methylcellulose, Yeast Extract, and less than 2% of: Potassium lactate, Coconut Oil, Rice Protein, Pea Fiber, Natural Flavor, Caramelized Carrot Concentrate for color, Potato Fiber, Potato Starch, Vegetable and Fruit Extracts for color, Salt, Molasses, Dried Vegetable (Potato, Onion), Sunflower Oil, Carrot Concentrate for color, Tomato Paste, Ascorbic Acid (Antioxidant), Concentrated Lemon Juice, Black Pepper||Water, Soy Protein Concentrate, Coconut Oil, Sunflower Oil, Natural Flavors, 2% Or Less Of: Potato Protein, Methylcellulose, Yeast Extract, Cultured Dextrose, Food Starch Modified, Soy Leghemoglobin, Salt, Mixed Tocopherols (Antioxidant), Soy Protein Isolate, Zinc Gluconate, Thiamine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B1), Niacin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Vitamin B12.||Water, pea protein*, expeller-pressed canola oil, refined coconut oil, rice protein, natural flavors, dried yeast, cocoa butter, methylcellulose, and less than 1% of potato starch, salt, potassium chloride, beet juice color, apple extract, pomegranate concentrate, sunflower lecithin, vinegar, lemon juice concentrate, vitamins and minerals (zinc sulfate, niacinamide [vitamin B3], pyridoxine hydrochloride [vitamin B6], cyanocobalamin [vitamin B12], calcium pantothenate).||Lean ground beef||Lean ground beef|
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Could you tell me where something like Quorn products or the linda maccartney mozzarella burger would fall on in this chart? 🙂
Thank you 🙂
If you have the nutrition facts label handy for other products, you can compare them to the values in the chart.
Here is an episode I did on the type of protein used in Quorn products: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/know-your-nutrients/what-is-mycoprotein?page=all
Great nutritional information here and I have no doubt that it will be especially helpful for those that are looking to make the most out of the holiday season.