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Fri May 17, 2019, 08:46 PM

Beyond Meat / Impossible Foods

Anyone tried one of their burgers? I am a definite carnivore, but I would like to give them a try.

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Reply Beyond Meat / Impossible Foods (Original post)
MicaelS May 2019 OP
applegrove May 2019 #1
Beartracks May 2019 #2
MicaelS May 2019 #4
Beartracks May 2019 #7
MicaelS May 2019 #10
Beartracks May 2019 #11
Ferrets are Cool May 2019 #13
MicaelS May 2019 #14
applegrove May 2019 #5
Beartracks May 2019 #9
MicaelS May 2019 #3
JDC May 2019 #26
MLAA May 2019 #6
VarryOn May 2019 #8
True Dough May 2019 #12
Totally Tunsie May 2019 #15
MicaelS May 2019 #18
yewberry May 2019 #20
Totally Tunsie May 2019 #24
yewberry May 2019 #28
Totally Tunsie May 2019 #29
yewberry May 2019 #30
Totally Tunsie May 2019 #31
yewberry May 2019 #32
Codeine May 2019 #22
Totally Tunsie May 2019 #25
ProudLib72 May 2019 #16
Codeine May 2019 #23
htuttle May 2019 #17
Codeine May 2019 #21
Trailrider1951 May 2019 #19
handmade34 May 2019 #27
Xolodno May 2019 #33

Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2019, 08:49 PM

1. Just a warning lots of faux meat are made with pea protein as in little green

peas. The protein is concentrated and people who are allergic to nuts or legumes might be sensitive to pea protein. Just an fyi.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #1)

Fri May 17, 2019, 08:54 PM

2. Are there peas that aren't green?

Just askin'.



(I think I'm being SO clever, but for all I know there really could be non-green peas... )

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Response to Beartracks (Reply #2)

Fri May 17, 2019, 08:55 PM

4. Sure there are.

Black-eyed, Cream, Purple Hull.

Three types of peas eaten in the South.

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Response to MicaelS (Reply #4)

Fri May 17, 2019, 09:00 PM

7. Ha, didn't even think of black-eyed peas. But I thought those were more "beans"...

Do black-eyed peas come out of a pod?

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Response to Beartracks (Reply #7)

Fri May 17, 2019, 09:02 PM

10. Yes, all three types do.

I have hand shelled bushels of all three types of peas, when my parents used to "put-up" peas.

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Response to MicaelS (Reply #10)

Fri May 17, 2019, 09:03 PM

11. Hm. Learn something new every day. Thanks! n/t

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Response to MicaelS (Reply #10)

Fri May 17, 2019, 09:09 PM

13. I, too, have shelled bushel after bushel of

all three, but mostly purple hull. My fingers and thumbs would be purple for a couple of days.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #13)

Fri May 17, 2019, 09:11 PM

14. Oh boy, mine did too.

If we only had one of those big shellers that do it in minutes.

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Response to Beartracks (Reply #2)

Fri May 17, 2019, 08:57 PM

5. I was telling people about it two weeks ago and they weren't sure

what I meant by pea protein. Of course I was telling them verbally. But your humour is more than welcome. And yes there is yellow pea soup. So there must be yellow peas. In fact I do not know that pea protein is made peas that are green.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #5)

Fri May 17, 2019, 09:02 PM

9. And whirled peas!



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Response to applegrove (Reply #1)

Fri May 17, 2019, 08:54 PM

3. Thanks for the info.

But I have no problems there. I love all kinds of nuts

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Response to applegrove (Reply #1)

Sat May 18, 2019, 10:07 PM

26. Let the Mystery Be!





Don't get to pop this one in the deck too often....almost seems made for this thread now.


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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2019, 08:59 PM

6. I have had both many times 🙂

The Beyond Burger is easier to find. You can buy them at Who,foods, Natural grocers and maybe even other grocery stores. You can also try one at Carl Jrs. I liked the Carl Jrs one, it was very charbroiled flavored. I cook them at home in a skillet, but my friends like to grill them.

The Impossible Burger is only in restaurants (as far as I know so far). It too is very good, but Like the Beyond Burger a little better, though it also depends how they are prepared at restaurants.

Let me know what you think after you try them!

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2019, 09:01 PM

8. I had one a couple weeks ago at a BK in St Louis...

I thought it tasted pretty good. If someone would have given it to me without telling, I really dont think I would have realized it.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2019, 09:06 PM

12. I've eaten several Beyond Meat burgers

Thoroughly enjoyable going down. Leaves a bit of unpleasant after-taste, however. At least for me.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2019, 09:17 PM

15. This link takes you to the discussion we had here last week:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=2313006

In one of my posts, I pointed out that "Beyond Meat" may not be the healthy alternative you might think...higher in fat and calories, lower in protein, and twice the price of beef.

$12/lb, higher in fat and calories, and lower in protein than beef!

https://seekingalpha.com/article/4261728-beyond-meat-unhealthy-heart-portfolio?page=3

"Beyond Meat: Unhealthy For The Heart And The Portfolio"


Do your own investigation, but start with the seekingalpha.com article above.

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Reply #15)

Fri May 17, 2019, 09:49 PM

18. Thanks for the info.

Give me pause.

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Reply #15)

Sat May 18, 2019, 06:53 PM

20. I am not sure those numbers are correct.

The nutritional info for both the beef burger and the Impossible burger in this article are different from what other sources report.

Link to Impossible foods nutrition info: https://faq.impossiblefoods.com/hc/en-us/articles/360018939274-What-are-the-nutrition-facts-

There are so many different breakdowns of beef burgers that I don't know which to choose, but be sure to check into it. The quick read I found is that the two are very close to each other in fat and calories. Beef is higher in protein but not by as much as the posted article states. Also the Impossible Burger doesn't omit total fat from its nutritional info-- not sure why the article states that it does.

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Response to yewberry (Reply #20)

Sat May 18, 2019, 09:15 PM

24. The article I linked (seekingalpha.com)

does not mention Impossible Burger or its nutritional info. It is analyzing Beyond Meat and states:

If you have looked at nutrition labels before you know that they usually lead with total fat. Beyond Meat has conveniently omitted this line item.

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Reply #24)

Sun May 19, 2019, 12:01 PM

28. Okay, wrong product!

https://www.beyondmeat.com/products/the-beyond-burger/

Linked is the nutritional info for the Beyond Meat product. Still not conveniently omitted, though.

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Response to yewberry (Reply #28)

Sun May 19, 2019, 01:14 PM

29. I've looked through their entire website that you linked,

and there is absolutely no nutritional information contained in it other than "20g plant protein, no GMOs, and no soy or gluten". The nutritional information the article refers to comes from the Beyond Meat label itself, which does not delineate "total fat" which is what was being discussed.

I have no dog in this tussle - I'm don't use this product, am not connected to it in any way, and didn't write the article I cited to begin with. I was merely passing on information regarding the product found when I researched it a bit, and thus have no obligation to defend it.

Glad you've found meatless products you enjoy...

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Reply #29)

Sun May 19, 2019, 01:51 PM

30. The link I posted goes to the product page

And then you click on product detail. Nutritional info therein.

I actually don't generally eat these-- too realistic. Same with the Impossible burger. I gave up meat in the bad old days, when meat analogs were completely revolting and never really developed a taste for them!

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Response to yewberry (Reply #30)

Sun May 19, 2019, 02:02 PM

31. Then, your link isn't working on my 'puter.

Nothing expands when I click on the green downward arrows for Product Detail or FAQ.

That is one of the same websites I was originally (wayyyyy back) looking at, and those particular features have never been operable for me.

By the way, my initial interest in Beyond Meat had little to do with purchasing or eating their products. I was researching it as a potential investor for a stock purchase. My only reason to actually try the product would have been to see if it was a viable item that would sell well and provide a good return on investment. Have decided against it.

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Reply #31)

Sun May 19, 2019, 02:24 PM

32. That's weird.

If I weren't on the Mac I'd snip it for you.

In general, I always try to encourage expansion of alternative choices even if they're not choices I'd make. Family history of heart disease, obesity, hypertension + a variety food allergies and sensitivities means a lot of thinking about food decisions!

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Reply #15)

Sat May 18, 2019, 07:30 PM

22. I'm literally holding a package

 

of the burgers in my hand right now and they do not omit total fat at all. 20g of total fat, 5g of that is saturated. 31% of daily value.


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Response to Codeine (Reply #22)

Sat May 18, 2019, 09:30 PM

25. The "Nutrition Facts" label the author included in his article

doesn't indicate total fat. It mentions only "Calories from fat: 170" and "Saturated fat 5g: 25%", stating the source as "Beyond Meat". I tried to copy the label over to this post, but it won't transfer for me. Sorry, all I can do is repeat the link: https://seekingalpha.com/article/4261728-beyond-meat-unhealthy-heart-portfolio?page=3

Perhaps Beyond Meat has changed or updated its Nutritional Facts label since this article was written and you may be holding the new version.




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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2019, 09:17 PM

16. The only burgers I will eat are beyond burgers

The rest of the fake meat burgers are very, very pale comparisons.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #16)

Sat May 18, 2019, 07:32 PM

23. They're the best at faux meats

 

but sometimes I eat other veggie burgers because Im just looking for a patty-shaped thing to fill a bun, in which case I enjoy Trader Joes Masala Burgers. No attempt at fake meat, just some Indian-spiced veggies in a convenient burger.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2019, 09:23 PM

17. They're awesome, along with sausages

I got a 4 pack of the Beyond Sausage Bratwurst last week, and I can say, with some authority*, that they nailed it. Definitely going to try the Beyond Sausage Italian Sausages in some sauce with green peppers soon. Probably on a bun.

(*lifelong Wisconsinite. Former Milwaukee Cab Driver, Consumer of County Stadium Brats)

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Response to htuttle (Reply #17)

Sat May 18, 2019, 07:21 PM

21. We have a package of the Beyond sausages in the fridge.

 

Im excited to cook some up; the burgers are amazing.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2019, 10:00 PM

19. Yes, I've tried them...they're quite good

Although I like them cooked 3 or 4 minutes longer than recommended. Why? Texture. The recommended cooking time leaves the texture very similar to a RARE Beef burger, which I find repusive, because I've been a vegetarian (mostly) since 1972. But, if that's what you like, go for it! To each his own

Anyway, the taste is good, but a bit bland, as one would expect. I usually top them with onions fried in butter, seasoned with soy sauce. I buy them at my local Winco grocery. They have them in two places: in with the Boca, Morningstar Farms, Quorn, Gardein, and other such frozen products, and also in the frozen meat burger area. Enjoy!

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2019, 11:28 PM

27. awful stuff...

they look too much like meat and they taste terrible... just my opinion couldn't finish after first bite

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Sun May 19, 2019, 05:13 PM

33. As someone who has had everything from the Loma Linda/Worthington

...vegeburgers and everything else that has hit the market...

Saw them at Wal-Mart, grabbed two burgers for almost five bucks.

Overall, pretty good, but didn't like the aftertaste. My wife really liked them.

But as for comparison to the real thing....yeah, I think if I really want a burger, I'm going to get a burger.

Plus I had an interesting side effect with them, I had the visit the facilities more than usual the next day.

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