Battle of the Burgers: Impossible Burger vs Beyond Burger vs Beef

How do the leading plant-based burgers stack up on taste, environment, and health?

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With the launch of Impossible Burger in Canada, Beyond burger has tough competition. Photo: White Spot

Taste

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Next-generation veggie burgers can be as indulgent as you want. (Beyond Meat)
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Soy crumbles mixed with heme looks bloody (Impossible Foods)

Environment

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Swapping a standard beef burger for an Impossible burger (Impossible Foods)
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Swapping out standard beef for a Beyond Burger (Beyond Meat)
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Land use, water use, and greenhouse gas emissions per ton of protein by source (World Resource Institute)

Health & Nutrition

Similarities between Beyond and Impossible burgers

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Nutrition Facts for Impossible Burger 2.0 and Beyond Burger vs beef (80/20 cut). Nov 2020
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Sodium content from Burger King and Carls Junior. Patty based on USDA 80/20 beef.

Differences between Impossible burgers and Beyond burgers

Other Considerations

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Calorie comparison (Beyond and Impossible burgers from BK and Carls Junior). Beef patty based on USDA data for 80/20 beef patty.

My Bottom Line

Availability

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Appendix

Vitamins and Minerals

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Here are the vitamins and minerals in Impossible Burger 2.0 and Beyond burger (Canada, Nov 2020)

Ingredients

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Major plant-based burger ingredients. *Main protein source. From Impossible Foods & Beyond Meat )

Scientist (PhD Genetics @Stanford) * Mother * Passionate about science-based healthy choices * Lifelong learner * Founder: Fueled by Science

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