The company who brought us the incredible, vegan Beyond Burger is at it again, but this time they’ve used their mad lab skills to whip up a plant-based sausage that looks so much like the real thing, it’s crazy. And, if it tastes anywhere near as good as their sausage crumbles (sold primarily to restaurants, to be used on pizza) then I’m already drooling.
Unfortunately, just as the Beyond Meat company did with their famous burger, the Beyond Sausage will be rolled out in only one test market initially. The plant-based sausage will initially, and only, be available at the Whole Foods Market Pearl Street location in Boulder, Colorado. And, as with their revolutionary vegan burger that “bleeds,” Beyond Sausage will originally be placed in the meat section of grocery stores, once it launches nationwide.
The Vegan Beyond Sausage Contains More Protein And Less Fat
The 100 percent plant-based sausage will be offered in three flavors: Hot Italian, Sweet Italian, and Original Bratwurst, and is primarily made from a combination of fava beans, as well as pea and rice protein. As for the casing, that’s also completely plant-based and formulated with algae, which is a far superior and a healthy alternative to the pig’s intestine used to make traditional sausage products.
What’s really exciting is the nutritional benefits found in this vegan meat alternative. The vegan sausage wins over pork sausage in every category with:
- 14 percent more protein
- 43 percent less fat
- 38 percent less saturated fat
- 26 percent less sodium
Reduce Your Risk Of Disease With This Meat Alternative
This plant-based sausage is also hormone, antibiotic, and GMO-free, which is VERY hard to find in any type of animal-based sausage product on the market. And, it’s important to note that traditional sausage has been proven to be a direct cause of disease, including cancer.
As a processed meat, sausage is classified as a Group 1 carcinogen by the World Health Organization, meaning that there is “sufficient evidence in humans” to show that this type of meat product causes colorectal cancer, and is as dangerous as smoking cigarettes, in regard to cancer risk.
If you happen to be or live in the Boulder, Colorado area, please swing by and try the Beyond Sausage, then leave a comment below and tell us how it you liked it ☺