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Gardein: Meat-Less Food Products - Review

Information about meat free foods . Information about Gardein meat free food products.

Overview

Gardein – a line of plant based food products was developed more than 25 years ago by Yves Potvin, founder and president Garden Protein International Inc located in Richmond, British Columbia. Gardein meet-free food products is marketed throughout the United States and Canada in restaurants, supermarkets and grocery store chains, such as Whole Foods Market, Kroger’s, Publix, Ralph's, and Safeway Inc. There line of fresh products includes bbq Shredds, Chicken Marsala, and Herb Dijon Breasts and their frozen product line include Buffalo wings, Stuffed Turkey, Beefless Burger, and Mandarin Orange Crispy Chicken.

Gardein’s unique food products has won many awards and accolades and have been featured on prominent shows such as The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and many local and national morning news shows throughout the United Sates and Canada

The majority of Gardein’s ingredients come from North American farms and uses mostly non-GMO (genetically modified organisms) ingredients, vegetable-based flavors and spices, and some organic ingredients. Gardein uses a variety of proteins by using wheat, soy and pea proteins. They lead the industry with their use of ancient grains such as quinoa, amaranth, millet, and kamut from India and spices from South America.

My sister brought Gardein Tuscan Breasts with Tomato and Basil Sauce home and asked me to try it and let her know what I thought. Needless to say I was skeptical and left the package in the refrigerator for a couple of days before I decided to do something with it since it wasn’t going away. Upon opening the package I was pleasantly surprised; it looks and smells like real chicken. I prepared it on the stove top and served it with pasta and green peas, my children thought it was great, of course I didn’t tell them that it wasn’t real chicken, I have to agree with them. This product had the flavor, texture and chew of real chicken breasts.

With no preservatives and natural ingredients, and with 21 grams of protein as well essential amino acids, has convinced me to try Gardein’s other products. Home-style Beefless Tips over rice.

Gardein Ingredients:

water, soy protein isolate*, vital wheat gluten*, expeller pressed/canola oil, organic ancient grain flour (kamut®, amaranth, millet, quinoa), onions, natural flavors (from plant sources), yeast extract, sea salt, potato starch, organic cane sugar, pea protein, carrot fiber, organic beetroot fiber, garlic powder, onion powder, extractives of paprika and tumeric. rub: red bell pepper flakes. Sauce: water, tomato paste, onions, garlic, crushed tomatoes, organic evaporated cane juice, expeller pressed canola oil, corn starch, sea salt, vinegar, spices, xanthan gum, chili flakes.

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Quorn is the brand name of a premium line of meat-free frozen products owned by Marlow Foods Ltd and may well be Gardein’s biggest competitor. Mycoprotein, the main ingredient in all of Quorn products, is made from a fungus called Fusarium venenatum The fungus is grown in vats using glucose syrup as food. Mycoprotein is high in dietary fiber and low in fat with no Trans fat or cholesterol, low in calories and provide essential amino acids. There may be some issues with allergies to mushrooms,

You can find Quorn products in natural food stores and the frozen food section of nationwide and select supermarket chains.

Quorn - http://www.quorn.com

Quorn Garlic & Herb Chik'n Cutlet  read review

The Other Competition:

Lifelight Smart Cutlets-Classic Marinara  read review

Tofurky Feast read review

Morningstar Farms read review

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Comments (7)

Well researched topic

Ranked #11 in Nutrition

Excellent reviews! I like products such as these. Voted up.

Thanks, Andul-moniem and Bethany, it was a very tasty product.

Another fine piece.

Ranked #1 in Nutrition

Great review of my much love foods, thanks.

Francina, found this one at buzzitup and I was intrigued, you have about 8 buzz ups but so few shares. I guess some people do not follow that buzz up rule. Anyway, I shared this one at FaceBook via 'like' and tweeted this one. A very good review, well done.

Thanks, Phoenix I follow the rules on buzzitup. Many people, not on Faxtoidz email me about food, health and wellness, home maintenance, etc and I email those articles of interest to them. I appreciate your support

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