TRADER JOE’S GOES VEGAN WITH THE NEW VEGAN BURGER WITH PEA PROTEIN
According to One Green Planet Due to concerns about health, sustainability, animal welfare, or allergen issues related to soy and nuts, pea protein has become a huge contender to replace animal protein in the food world (even Hollywood director, James Cameron is betting on pea protein!). Last year, the global pea protein market was projected to reach 34.8 million dollars by the year 2020. And according to a recent report released by Zion Market Research, it is expected to reach above $39.50 million by 2022 with a compound annual growth rate of eight percent.
This commitment to expanding protein to include plant-based options is undoubtedly a great move for the planet. The industrial animal agriculture system is one of the most environmentally destructive industries on the planet and we need to start shifting away from animal proteins and towards plant-based alternatives, if we want to create a truly sustainable food system that will be able to support our growing population. With this in mind, seeing all of the new plant-based alternatives coming to the market to meet virtually every consumer’s needs and wants is extremely heartening.
Choose veg revealed that Pea protein is a great protein source used in a variety of meat alternatives. In fact, many companies, including Beyond Meat and Hampton Creek, rely on pea protein to make the high-quality products so many of us love. It’s high in fiber and low in fat, making it heart healthy, unlike artery-clogging animal-based proteins.
As veganism gains popularity, grocers like Trader Joe’s are taking advantage of the expanding plant-based food market. Of course, these are not the only amazing meat alternatives that Trader Joe’s sells, so be sure to stop by your local store and ask customer service for a list of vegan products. And don’t forget, a bunch of foods are labeled vegetarian but are actually vegan.
Popsugar.fitness noted that This new veggie burger has 26 grams of protein! In one 260-calorie patty! Plus it’s vegan and low in carbs — just 12 grams! One patty also offers 40 percent of your daily iron, which is the second question I get asked.
Made from pea protein and black beans, these veggie burgers are not only an easy way to get a hefty dose of protein, but they also taste great. They’re not super flavorful, so you might want to add spices, sauce, or Trader Joe’s vegan pesto.