The Beyond Meat patty is indistinguishable from the real thing.
The burger is garnished with tomato, romaine lettuce, vegan cheese, red onion rings, pickle, beetroot sprouts, vegan mayonnaise, and ketchup
The ingredients of the Beyond Meat patty are Water, Pea Protein Isolate, Expeller-Pressed Canola Oil, Refined Coconut Oil, Contains 2% or less of the following: Cellulose from Bamboo, Methylcellulose, Potato Starch, Natural Flavor, Maltodextrin, Yeast Extract, Salt, Sunflower Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Dried Yeast, Gum Arabic, Citrus Extract (to protect quality), Ascorbic Acid (to maintain color), Beet Juice Extract (for color), Acetic Acid, Succinic Acid, Modified Food Starch, Annatto (for color).
Some health aspects:
- Beyond Meat is made from pea protein isolate, which contains all essential amino acids (relative low on methionine). The Beyond Meat base is still very refined. It is still healthier than meat, but not as healthy as the ones made out of beans, which is used for the VBB burgers.
- To bind the patty, refined rapeseed oil and coconut oil is used. Here too, the refined kind is unhealthier than the unrefined type.
- Ketchup is not healthy.
- Vegan mayonnaise is healthier than normal mayonnaise but still contains unhealthy refined oil.
- Finally, the buns consist of simple carbohydrates, which cause peaks in your blood sugar and are converted into belly fat when the body does not need the energy. But this applies to all types of bread, both white, brown and multigrain bread.