Finally an alternative that’s almost as good as the real thing.
For those who have been craving a juicy meat burger but have been avoiding one because of their decision to turn vegan, there’s hope. Looks like we’ve found something that looks just like meat, smells heavenly just like it, tastes just as delicious, and even cooks the same way. Seriously.
Well, we are here not only to answer this impossible question but also to give vegans and just about every other food lover a ray of hope – all in the form of the Impossible Burger. This isn’t fiction folks, and the name of this revolutionary piece of succulent food, Impossible Burger, simply goes to prove just how impossible this concept had seemed before a company named Impossible Foods – oh, we are not kidding about that name either – went out and turned it into reality.
So what are we talking about?
We are talking about a burger that is made entirely from plant-based ingredients but tastes exactly like real meat, sharing its non-vegetarian counterpart’s other qualities like smell, texture and looks. Hey, it even gives out that glorious sizzle the way only a piece of real succulent meat does.
The brainchild of Pat Brown, Impossible Foods has hit the food circuit with this extraordinary bit of news and of course, everyone wants to know how this impossible feat was achieved, and moreover, when they would be able to taste this piece of heaven.
Firstly, the magic behind the concoction is a molecule called heme that is the ingredient responsible for giving meat its unique qualities. And since this protein containing heme is available in plants, a scientific approach helped the researchers at Impossible Foods recreate the burger, albeit with a vegetarian twist.
“Because Impossible Burgers are made directly from plants, they require far less land, water, emissions, and energy to produce than their traditional counterparts. And while creating the burger, we left a few things out: cholesterol, hormones, antibiotics, and slaughterhouse contaminants,”
says another list of promises from Brown’s company.
Well, all this truly sounds great to us, and we can’t wait to get our hands on the Impossible Burger. Now, all we have to do is wait until the end of 2016.