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Plant-based meat is the star of this veggie chili recipe : NPR

Despite its name, Weeknight Meaty Chili is actually a vegetarian dish.

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Despite its name, Weeknight Meaty Chili is actually a vegetarian dish.

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Nothing warms the bones and the soul quite like a hearty bowl of chili.

Best of all, recent breakthroughs in plant-based meat technology mean vegetarians can satisfy their carnivorous urges without the guilt. The veggie meats also allow genuine carnivores to snarf down on a meatless alternative that tastes as good as the real thing.

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Low nutritional quality in vegetarian meat su

image: Captions: Dr Cecilia Mayer Labba, The Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology.
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The availability of foods based on plant proteins to substitute for meat has increased dramatically as more people choose a plant-based diet. At the same time, there are many challenges regarding the nutritional value of these products. A study from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden now shows that many of the meat substitutes sold in Sweden claim a high content of iron – but in a form that cannot be absorbed by the body.

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Are meat substitutes providing all the nutrients?

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How nutritious are meat substitutes, really? Image credit: Juan Moyano/Stocksy.
  • Vegetarian diets that include meat substitutes are becoming more popular.
  • Researchers are still working to understand the benefits and drawbacks of incorporating meat substitutes into the diet.
  • A​ recent study looked at the value of certain nutrients in meat substitutes. The study results suggest that meat substitutes might not be good sources of iron or zinc.

Many people are moving toward plant-based diets for health and environmental reasons. Some of these diets include meat substitutes that mimic the textures and tastes of traditional meat products.

A​ recent

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How Figuring Out Vegan Fat Will Make Meat and Dairy Alternatives Better

Vegan food is no longer defined by the dry veggie patties and brown soy milk of yesteryear. Supermarket shelves are stocked to the brim with vegan products that mimic their animal counterparts on every level. However, to attract more consumers, plant-based foods can still use some improvement and perfecting animal-free fat might be one way to get there. 

Hong Kong-based vegan company OMNIFoods is doing just that with its new OMNINano Vegan Fat, a patented technology that locks flavor into meat while delivering a juiciness and texture that is identical to animal meat but without any of the downsides of

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International Meatless Day: Mock meat dishes and other vegetarian food trending up

International Meatless Day is celebrated on November 25. It is also known as International Vegetarian Day.

The special day was proposed on 25 November 1986, the birthday of Sadhu Vaswani, the educationist who initiated a mission to adopt vegetarian living.

It is estimated there are 50 to 68 million vegetarians in China, and the number is growing every year. In Shanghai alone, there are 298 registered vegetarian restaurants on the Dianping.com, a restaurant review app.

There is a long history of vegetarian diets in China. Prior to the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC) when meat sources were scarce, the majority of

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