What’s Beyond Meat®?
Beyond Meat® is the first-ever plant protein that looks, feels, tastes, and acts like meat.
What’s it made of?
Beyond Meat® is made of a 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—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® is available in the prepared foods section of select 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.
Beyond Meat® is made of a blend of soy and pea protein, flours, and fiber. Here’s some information on its primary ingredients:
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 chicken flavor: Our proprietary chicken flavor 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 from a very reputable US-based supplier 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. MSG is glutamic acid that has been synthetically made up of L-glutamic acid and other impurities and differs significantly from the glutamic acid found in yeast extract.
Canola Oil:Beyond Meat only uses non-GMO (identity preserved) expeller pressed canola oil.
Why don’t the nutrition facts on my package match the ones on your website?
We are always looking to improve our recipe. We are pleased to be increasing our plant-based protein which is rolling out to stores now.
Please check the nutrition facts on your package for information on the Chicken-Free Strips 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.