Meat replacements. They’re here. They are changing the game for animal welfare and for environmental health. But are they healthy for human consumption?
The Beyond Burger’s four main ingredients are: water, pea protein, canola oil, and coconut oil. They contain smaller amounts of potato starch, natural flavour, yeast extract, and beet juice extract. In this article, Dr. Chana Davis states that Meat 2.0 has the potential to revolutionize the health of our planet but questions its ability to revolutionize the health of its inhabitants. Based on the comparison of the Beyond Burger (Grocery store version) vs Hamburger (Kirkland brand) patty, provided by Dr. Davis, the beef burger is lower in calories and contains less overall fat than it’s replacement.