Top 10 Untold Truths of the Impossible Burger

Top 10 Untold Truths of the Impossible Burger

August 18, 2019 77 By Bertrand Dibbert


How does the idea of sinking your teeth into
a burger made from 100% plant material sound? If you’ve ever eaten veggie burgers in the
past, then the thought alone of revisiting such a nightmare has to send shivers down
your spine. But don’t feat, there’s a new plant-based
burger on the market, and it’s called the Impossible Burger, and it very well could
change the way the iconic hamburger is eaten forever. So let’s discover the top 10 untold truths
of the Impossible Burger. The Impossible Burger contains absolutely
no meat Anyone who has ever eaten an Impossible Burger
can’t believe the fact that there’s no meat whatsoever inside it. The shape and texture of the patty itself
closely resemble meat. It contains things such as both wheat and
potato protein for texture. The fat in the burger comes from soybean and
coconut oil. Konjac and xanthan work as binding agents
to keep all of the burger intact. No one can say that the Impossible Burger
isn’t processed food. It’s highly processed, but of all natural
ingredients. Still, it is a processed piece of food that
some people will shy away from because of that. Though, most people who stop in their favorite
fast food restaurants rarely care if their gut bomb of a meal has been made in a laboratory
or has come straight from the farm. The chicken nugget you crave has been put
through a process that probably makes the Impossible Burger look like farm to table
dining. There is no way to make a meatless burger
that isn’t highly processed. Anything that comes from nature is not going
to look anything close to meat. This shouldn’t be too much of a concern
for those who are eating a meal at a fast food restaurant. After all, almost everything on the sandwich
is highly processed. Did you know the onions on a McDonald’s
cheeseburger are dried and reconstituted? So, even the vegetables at these fine establishments
are processed to the hilt. What about the so-called cheese on cheeseburgers? Let’s not even talk about that. It has as much protein as meat Meat eaters always wonder how vegetarians
get enough protein. The common mistake many people make is thinking
that meat is the only thing on planet earth that contains protein. The fact of the matter is, there’s plenty
of sources of protein out in Mother Nature. Beans, nuts, and seeds are full of protein,
as are other plant-based foods as well. If you’re worried about your meatless burger
lacking in protein, then don’t. It has as much protein as the burgers that
you’ve been enjoying that mooed before being put on a bun. The Impossible Burger is also chock full of
iron How many times did you sit down to a meal
of liver as a child because your mom said it was rich in iron? It looks like something else is also a great
source of iron and it’s these meatless burgers. It’s all because of something called heme,
and it’s what gives the burger it’s meaty taste. That craving for meat you might feel is usually
just a craving for the iron and protein found in meat, and that craving is fulfilled by
the heme molecule. If you’re low on iron, you may want to skip
the liver and have yourself one of these Impossible Burgers. It’ll definitely taste better. It oozes like real beef Anyone who has ever cooked a hamburger knows
how it reacts to the heat. The same thing happens when an Impossible
Burger is cooked. It too has fat that oozes out from it. You may be surprised to learn there’s even
something that looks like blood that comes out of the burger too. Don’t worry, it’s not actual blood. What is the stuff that’s seeping out of
the burger while it’s being cooked? It’s that heme stuff again. The same stuff that’s filled with iron is
also what makes the burger look like it’s bleeding. If you were wondering what the fat coming
out is, it’s coconut oil. They made sure to think of everything when
it comes to making sure the burger fries up just like one made from meat. The importance of the “ooze factor” is
more than just eye candy for the person cooking the burger. The way the fat dissipates from the burger
itself is a vital factor in the overall eating experience. The makers of the Impossible Burger have done
this to mimic how ground beef feels when you’re eating it. A good burger is juicy, and the juices from
the meat go throughout your mouth while chewing it. Some of that flavor comes from fat that’s
inside the meat itself. If the burger didn’t have the fat, then
it wouldn’t be possible to come across as anything at all like real beef. While it may be healthier to have a fat-free
burger; it wouldn’t taste good and selling it would be next to impossible. This meatless burger requires much less water We’ve all heard about the droughts in places
like California and the impact they have on the farming industry as a whole. Did you know that it takes about 1,800 gallons
of water to produce one pound of beef? That’s an incredible amount of water for
places that have had issues with a lack of rainfall. Each pound of Incredible Burger requires about
75% less water than beef. Climate change is going to wreak all kinds
of havoc on the amounts of rainfall areas receive. It won’t be uncommon for wet lush areas
to become soon dry as a bone. People need to eat regardless of the weather
conditions, and alternatives that require less water are going to be required. Water isn’t the only concern as there are
other environmental issues as well with the production of meat. Man’s desire for meat has caused a series
of problems that have been poorly addressed. It also requires much less land to produce
a product such as the Impossible Burger compared to raising cattle. Those who care about the planet will want
meatless alternatives to their favorite foods in hopes of lessening their environmental
impact and carbon footprint. Doing something as small as eating less meat
can have a significant effect on the environment if it’s something we all do together. Meatless alternatives may be safer It seems every year there is a restaurant
in the news dealing with food-borne illnesses. There are a whole host of contamination issues
when it comes to meat. Using meatless alternatives can be one way
to avoid some food-borne illnesses. There will always be a risk of getting sick
no matter if the burgers are meatless or not. Cleanliness is a massive concern of any kitchen
regardless if it’s inside a restaurant or a home. But, there are specific pathogens when it
comes to meat and also health concerns when it comes to the slaughter of animals. There are also no worries about hormones or
antibiotics since the burger itself is made from vegetable matter. Consumers are beginning to shy away from meats
that have been given medication in one form or another. Antibiotic-resistant superbugs are one of
the many reasons behind people wanting to switch away from meat where the animals were
given antibiotics. Time will tell if it’s safer to eat meat
substitutes produced this way compared with actual meat. Anything from a living breathing animal can
bring with it a multitude of sicknesses. You’ve probably heard quite a bit about
swine flu over the years. That doesn’t mean that highly processed
foods don’t contain any risk. The entire process from start to finish can
be a potential landmine of hazards when producing entirely fake food. There’s the risk of food-borne illnesses
from uncleanliness and also the risk of debris and foreign objects getting into the product
as well. But it’s still less risky over all. The Impossible Burger contains no cholesterol What’s the one thing that everyone worries
about when eating at a fast food restaurant? It’s not whether or not they offer free
refills on your favorite soda pop. Everyone is always concerned with the amount
of artery-clogging cholesterol in the food. You may be surprised to find out that the
Impossible Burger has no cholesterol in it at all. No means zero. That’s right; you won’t have to worry
about your ticker when it comes to eating this burger. Though, you should be a little wary for other
reasons. You may be surprised to learn that the Impossible
Burger is high in carbohydrates and fat. It has more saturated fat than beef and more
sodium as well. The fat primarily comes from the coconut oil
that’s used to make the patty fatty like a regular burger. The sodium is increased for flavor and presentation. No one should consider the Impossible Burger
super healthy food. Just because there’s no meat in the patty
doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily great for you. But is it a healthier alternative to a beef
burger? Yes, thanks to it having no cholesterol, unlike
red meat. Bill Gates has invested in the company Yes, that Bill Gates. He’s the co-founder of Microsoft. That guy has a ton of money, and he just plopped
down 75 million dollars to invest in the company behind the Impossible Burger. It should be noted that it is believed that
they’ve raised 300 million dollars so far with a series of rounds of investing. There isn’t much known about the other people
who have invested in the company as of yet. A level of secrecy has surrounded the company
since it’s very conception. There is a multitude of reasons behind it,
and it’s probably due to the enormous amount of technology behind making a product such
as this. In some ways, Bill Gates is a perfect match
considering that he has always been on the cutting edge of technology. Bill Gates in recent years has turned his
attention to solving many of the world’s biggest problems. He’s tackled the environment and issues
with clean water in the foundation ran by him and his wife. It’s not too surprising that he would want
to take a giant leap in an eco-friendly endeavor that could feed people nutritious meat alternatives
while also being easier on the environment than raising animals. The legacy he wants to leave is apparent and
by investing in companies such as this one he’s helping move the world in the direction
where positive change is possible. Snag an Impossible Burger at White Castle Has all this talk about the Impossible Burger
made you want one? If so, then you should head to your local
White Castle. You already love their little sliders that
you can eat a whole sack full of. Let’s just be honest and say those sandwiches
are some of the tastiest treats in the world of fast food. You only feel guilty about eating them when
you’re looking at the bottom of the bag. That’s when you realize that all those little
sandwiches add up. They are a great snack if you can somehow
order anything less than a whole bag of them. What if you could enjoy the White Castle sliders
you know and love without the meat? You can do just that by ordering one of the
meatless varieties. The real fun is ordering a regular slider
and an Impossible Burger slider. Try both of them and see which one you think
is best. Could you end up liking the meatless version
more than your old time favorite? There’s only one way to find out, and that’s
to order one. You should be aware that the sandwiches are
about twice the size of the typical slider found at White Castle. That means you have two times the enjoyment
if you like the sandwich. White Castle is the first of many fast food
restaurants that will end up having the Impossible Burger on their menu. That in itself will be good news if you find
out that you like the meatless burger. It’s also good news if you’re a recently
converted vegetarian who has a craving for meat. Go ahead and give one of these sliders a try. They may satisfy your desires for flesh. If they do, then you’ll be extra glad when
other fast food joints follow course and offer their own burgers made without the meat. There’s more than just burgers coming down
the pike Don’t be surprised when you start to see
the Impossible Burger in products that aren’t burgers. That doesn’t make sense. Does it? Well, it does if you think about what the
Impossible Burger is. It’s a replacement for ground beef. There are all kinds of fast food items that
contain ground beef. Did a certain fast-food chain that rings your
bell with spicy goodness come to mind? If so, then you get the drift. Other restaurants that don’t serve burgers
that are testing out this meat alternative. Tacos, chili, and salads are just a few of
the things you should expect to see this meat substitute in. Any food items that contain ground beef could
technically be replaced with Impossible Burger. Who knows, you may even see it someday soon
crumbled up on top of a pizza. The sky’s the limit when it comes to what
can be done with something as versatile as a replacement for ground beef. The fast-food industry as a whole is always
looking for something new to entice people to come into their restaurants. If they feel the Impossible Burger will do
that, then it will be on their menus. You won’t find the Impossible Burger at
any grocery stores. You can look, but you’re not going to find
it anywhere. However, it’s said that the Impossible Burger
may be sold in the not so distant future in supermarkets. As of now, the Impossible Burger can only
be found at restaurants. Some of the reasoning behind that may be supply
chain issues. The company behind this marvellous creation
is still relatively new, and they no doubt have problems with being able to roll out
their product on a massive scale. If the impossible burger is a hit at your
local burger hot spot, then it’s likely it’ll be on a grocery store shelf near you,
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