The latest fitness craze that seems to be taking the world by storm is “Impossible” Meat. What is Impossible Meat, you may ask? Well, it’s actually not meat at all. It’s a plant based alternative to meat that many companies and restaurants are now using as a Vegan offering to their menus.
According to their website, Impossible Meat is made up of the following list of ingredients:
Water, Soy Protein Concentrate, Coconut Oil, Sunflower Oil, Natural Flavors, 2% or less of: Potato Protein, Methylcellulose, Yeast Extract, Cultured Dextrose, Food Starch Modified, Soy Leghemoglobin, Salt, Soy Protein Isolate, Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E), Zinc Gluconate, Thiamine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B1), Sodium Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Niacin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Vitamin B12.
But how does it taste? And is it something you should be eating?
Below is a video I made yesterday while trying the Impossible Whopper on a Facebook LIVE on my private Facebook Group: Men’s Over 40 Fitness
I liked it, but it’s not really healthier than a regular Whopper. The Impossible Whopper has 30 calories less than the classic all-beef Whopper does, but still comes in at 630 Kcal. If everything else on the burger is essentially the same (bun, toppings, sauces, etc.) then this isn’t exactly a low calorie alternative.
With the Impossible Whopper, you’ll save only about 6 grams of total Fat. 1.5 grams of that is Trans Fat, which is the heart killer…so that’s a good thing. But, I really thought there’d be tons less fat in this burger. It still has a lot, clocking in at 34 g total fat for the whole burger.
The big difference comes in two main areas, Cholesterol and Sodium. The Impossible Whopper has only 10 mg of Cholesterol, which is down from 90 in the Original Whopper. But, they add 100 mg of sodium by swapping out the whole beef patty for Impossible Meat.
All in all…from the video, you can see that I actually preferred the flavor of the Impossible Whopper. This was hard for me to admit. However, I really wouldn’t recommend eating one on a daily…even weekly basis. It’s still not good for you.