Every year 315 million tons of meat is consumed globally. It is expected to increase by 44% by 2030. This means that by 2030 the total consumption of meat would be 453 million tons. In another 20 years, meaning by 2050, it is expected to increase by 70%, which is unbelievably huge! Do you think it is wise to take an animal’s life just to satisfy our taste buds? Is it really worth it? More often than not, people eat meat because they believe there are less vegan options, which is not true. Today there are a lot of options available. The best thing is you can have tasty vegan meals that taste like meat, while feeling great about health, sustainability, and animal welfare with Beyond Meat- a brand that creates meat without an animal.
Beyond Meat – Background
Beyond Meat, is a Los Angeles-based meat substitutes’ producer. It produces plant-based meat substitutes for all vegetarian and non-vegetarian people. The company was started by Ethan Brown in the year 2009 with the objective to create plant-based meat. The company basically addresses four global issues: human health, climate change, constraints on natural resources, and animal welfare. Their products are designed to simulate chicken, beef, and pork sausage.
Beyond products are broadly available in most U.S. grocery stores. The brand is also associated with more than 60 restaurant chains, like Yard House, BurgerFi, Veggie Grill, Disney World, Courtyard by Marriott, Taco del Mar, Starbucks cafes (in China) and many more venues such as stadiums and campus cafeterias.
Ingredients Used by Beyond Meat to Create Meat
Beyond Meat sources each of the five building blocks of meat, which include protein, fat, minerals, carbohydrates, and water directly from plants. The brand creates delicious, mouthwatering plant-based meat which can be used in several food items.
Beyond Meat uses pea, mung bean, fava bean and brown rice for protein in their products. All their products deliver greater or equal levels of protein than their animal-based counterparts. The company uses all natural ingredients like cocoa butter, coconut oil, sunflower oil, and canola oil for fat. These are all sources of good fat and can easily create juicy plant-based burgers, beef, and sausages. It also makes sizzling in the pan or on the grill easier. For minerals, it uses calcium, iron, salt, and potassium chloride. That’s the reason Beyond Meat products deliver all the required nutrients that one expects from meat. The company uses natural flavors and fruit and vegetable-based colors to deliver a meaty taste and cooking experience, and for carbohydrates, what could be better than potato starch. It also works as a binding agent and provides the right texture to Beyond Meat’s products.
Technology Used to Create Plant-Based Meat at Beyond Meat
The company uses food extrusion machines to create plant-based meat. In order to create plant-based meat, the ingredients are first mixed, then they are fed into a food extrusion machine. Food extrusion machine then cooks the mixture while forcing it through an especially designed mechanism that uses only steam, pressure, and cold water to give the product’s chicken-like texture. The company uses no chemical or other solvents to create it’s plant-based meat. All the ingredients used to create plant-based meat are extracted using a water-based process.
Beyond Meat Products
The company creates and manufactures a variety of protein-based food products using mixtures of pea protein isolates, mung bean protein, rice protein, canola oil, coconut oil, along with other ingredients like potato starch, sunflower lecithin, apple extract, and pomegranate powder with a range of vitamins and minerals. The company’s vegan product offerings consists of Beyond Chicken, Beyond Beef, Beyond Breakfast Sausage, “The Beast”, the soy-free vegan protein-based burger patties, and a vegan alternative to pork sausage that comes in three varieties namely; Bratwurst, Hot Italian, and Sweet Italian. In addition, the company also produces plant-based products for burgers, beef, beef crumbles, and sausage.
Beyond Meat Recipes
You will be surprised to know that with Beyond Meat you can cook almost any of your favorite recipes like Beyond Beef Tacos, Beyond Beef Nachos, Beyond Burger Tostada with Marinated Kale, Beyond Burger Patty Melt, Beyond Sausage Pesto Pizza, Beyond Sausage Corn Dog, Beyond Sausage Hot Italian Paella, Beyond Nacho Burger, and many more. The best part is the taste and feel that you will get after eating Beyond Meat food items will be the same that you get after eating animal meat products. This means you do not have to compromise on your taste, and at the same time you can think of animal welfare. Here is one of the best and easiest Beyond Meat recipe that you can try at your home:
I. Beyond Beef Fiesta Power Bowl
- 1/2 cup Beyond Beef Feisty Crumbles
- 1/2 cup black beans drained
- 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
- 1/2 cup shredded lettuce of your choosing
- 1/4 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
- 1/4 cup Pico De Gallo Salsa
- 2 spoon olive oil
- 1 avocado sliced
- dressing (optional)
- Rinse and drain your black beans and set aside
- Now, take a large mixing bowl, mix black beans, lettuce, tomatoes, and rice into it. Mix all ingredients until thoroughly combined.
- Now, saute’ the beef crumbles with a touch of olive oil until warm. Now add the crumbles to the bowl with other ingredients .
- Your dish is ready, just top it off with salsa and slices of avocado! Enjoy!!
This is the quickest Beyond Meat dish which you can cook at any time of the day. It just takes 15 minutes in total, isn’t it Quick!! A wholesome diet for all!
“Give It A Try”
Eating Beyond Meat food items is a great way to be good to your body and to the animal kingdom. Eating too much animal meat can cause negative energy in the body. This can lead to mental and emotional disorders. This is not the case with plant-based meat. Plant-based meat is healthy, hearty, and wholesome. You can try any dish you choose with the plant-based meat. SAY YES TO HEALTHY PLANT-BASED MEAT!!
Let me know what is your favorite Beyond Meat product and dish of choice!