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FAQ

What’s Beyond Meat®?

Beyond Meat® is real meat, made from 100% plant protein.

What’s it made of?

Beyond Beef is powered by 100% pure pea protein and Beyond Chicken is a delicious blend of soy and pea protein, flours, and fiber.

What’s it missing?

Aside from animals? All the bad stuff, including saturated and trans fats, cholesterol, gluten, dairy, and GMOs.

How’s it made?

The result of years of painstaking research, Beyond Meat® uses a proprietary process that organizes plant proteins into a near-perfect replica of meat.

How do I prepare it?

Beyond Meat® loves center stage (and the center of your plate). Prepare like you would actual chicken or ground beef—the only limit is your imagination! Whether you sauté, microwave, or serve it cold, Beyond Meat® is a versatile, center-of-plate ingredient that loves pasta salad, wraps, sandwiches, skewers, and more.

Beyond Meat® looks just like meat. Is it really vegan?

Absolutely. Beyond Meat® products are 100% vegan.

Where can I buy Beyond Meat®?

Beyond Meat® availability is growing every day. Today, you can find us in Whole Foods Market, Sprouts Farmers Market, Publix, HEB and look for us soon at stores like Safeway, Vons, Ralphs, Target and many others. We’re also available in the prepared foods section of Whole Foods Market and other stores. Click here for a complete list. You can buy Beyond Meat® online through either VeganEssentials.com or VeganStore.com or request Beyond Meat® at a store near you by filling out the Store Request Form to have your store added to our future preferred distributor list.

I’d like to know more about the ingredients of Beyond Meat®.

Beyond Meat® products are 100% plant protein. Beyond Beef is 100% pea protein and Beyond Chicken is a blend of soy and pea protein. Here’s some information on the primary ingredients for both product lines:
Soy and pea protein isolates: Protein isolates are used in foods like baby formula to provide the highest amount of clean plant protein possible.

Amaranth: Amaranth is an ancient grain originally used by the Mayans and Inca. It is gluten-free.

Vegan flavor: Our proprietary chicken & beef flavoring is plant-based and plain tasty. It contains no added MSG or gluten and is 100% vegan.

Soy and carrot fiber: These fibers are GMO-free.

Expeller-pressed canola oil: This is the cleanest form of canola oil. It’s free of saturated fat and extracted without chemicals.

Dipotassium phosphate: Dipotassium phosphate is a common source of potassium.

Titanium dioxide: Our food-grade titanium dioxide is a naturally-occurring mineral that helps us to really look like chicken. Part of the wonderful “eating” sensory experience is undoubtedly visual and if it didn’t look like meat you might not think it is meat. In our pursuit to get people to keep eating meat — but plant based meat — we think this is a critical part of the mission.

Caramel coloring: Beyond Meat only uses Class I (specifically Class I – E150a) caramel coloring that is ammonium & sulfite free.

Yeast extract: The inclusion of the natural ingredient yeast extract in our meat is a key addition to the flavoring given that it brings a unique profile of 20 amino acids, which provide not only a savory meat taste, but benefits in high protein, low fat, vegetarian, non-allergenic, etc. Glutamic acid is one of the 20 amino acids found naturally in yeast extract and found in abundance in plants, animals, etc., and is a building block for proteins. Note that Glutamic acid is not MSG. MSG is synthetically made up of L-glutamic acid and other impurities and differs significantly from the glutamic acid found in yeast extract. We do not use MSG.

Why don’t the nutrition facts on my package match the ones on your website?

We are always looking to improve our recipe. Please check the nutrition facts on your package for information on the product you have purchased. These may not match the nutritional information listed on our site due to timing factors in food distribution.

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Can I schedule a visit to tour your facility?

We’d be thrilled to have you tour our Columbia, MO facility to see the magic happen! Just fill out our Plant Tour Request Form and we’ll set up the details of your tour around your travel schedule.