Whether you are a long-time vegan, have dabbled with the vegan lifestyle, or have simply visited your local grocery store lately, you’ve undoubtedly heard about and seen Beyond and Impossible meat. These completely vegan meat alternatives have been all the rage over the past few years, and for good reason! They taste almost eerily similar to real beef, are dense sources of plantbased protein, and are quite possibly the best beef alternatives out there. The thing is, Beyond and Impossible are two different brands yet their products taste incredibly similar. You could pick up either at your local grocery store and make an incredible, plantbased meat dish. But, which one is actually better for you? Today we’re going to explore that very question! Read on for a bit of nutrition 101 when it comes to Impossible and Beyond meat.
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Let’s Break Down The Nutrition of Impossible and Beyond Meat!
As one would suspect based on their tastes, Impossible and Beyond meat have very similar nutrition profiles, with an Impossible burger being 240 kCal and a Beyond burger coming in at 250 kCal. Although Beyond burgers contain more fat (18g) than Impossible burgers (14g), Impossible burgers contain 2 more grams of saturated fat (8g) than Beyond burgers (6g). Impossible burgers also contain 9g of carbs while Beyond burgers contain 3g. Both contain a similar amount of fiber (3g in Impossible and 2g in Beyond), as well as a relatively similar amount of sodium (370g and 390g respectively).
When it comes to protein, the two contain a very similar amount, with Impossible burgers containing 19g and Beyond containing 20g. Although they are both high sources of plantbased protein, the main difference between the two is actually their protein source. Soy and potato make up the primary protein source in Impossible burgers, while peas, mung beans, and brown rice provide the protein in Beyond burgers.
So, Which Should I Eat? Impossible or Beyond?
As you can see from the breakdown above, Impossible and Beyond burgers are quite similar in their nutrition value. However, due to its different protein source, Beyond burgers do offer a slightly richer makeup of essential vitamins and minerals. The bottom line? It’s up to your personal preference. Read the ingredient lists of the two and make your decision from there, because you truthfully won’t get a substantially different amount of nutrients from either.
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