Frequently Asked Questions

What’s Beyond Meat®?

Beyond Meat is the future of protein. 100% plant-protein with the taste and texture of meat.

What’s it made of?

Our products are made from 100% plant-based inputs such as proteins from pea and soy and all-natural seasonings.

What’s it missing?

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

How’s it made?

Beyond Meat uses all-natural ingredients and a proprietary system that applies heating, cooling, and pressure to align plant-proteins in the same fibrous structures that you’d find in animal proteins.

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 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®?

Find us in the refrigerated & frozen section of 11,000 stores nationwide, including Walmart, Target, Whole Foods, Kroger, Safeway, Publix, Sprouts & many more. Check our store locator here to find a store or specific product nearest you and grab some Beyond Meat tonight! You can also buy Beyond Meat® online through either or 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 water-soluble salt and 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.

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

Always refer to 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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