In 2016, Impossible Foods, Inc, launched a non-meat version of a hamburger called ‘The Impossible Burger”. The source of the protein is soy and the other ingredients added were meant to mimic the taste of the good old fashioned meat-containing burger. This became quite appealing to vegetarians and others that look at “red meat” as being “bad”. So, here begs the question: Is the “Impossible Burger” a much healthier choice for people that enjoy the taste of a good burger yet are conscious of fat and cholesterol content of red meat?
Here is the nutritional contents of the “Impossible” burger compared to a red meat containing burger (90% lean):
|The Impossible Burger||90% lean ground beef|
|Total fat||13 grams||11.3 grams|
|Carbs||9 grams||0 grams|
|Protein||19 grams||22.6 grams|
|Fiber||5 grams||0 grams|
As you can see, there really is not that much difference in the fat content of both types of burgers. There is actually less fat and more protein in the lean ground beef containing burger than the “Impossible” burger.
Based on the nutritional contents, it appears that the Impossible Burger does not offer any real benefits from a nutritional standpoint compared to the red meat containing burger. I know you vegetarians out there are gonna take exception to this post, so please feel free to send your comments.
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