Impossible Meat

August 12, 2020
| Created by Genevieve Daly, RDN, CD

Have you tried our newest meatloaf, lasagna, or chili in our Delicatessen? Noticed anything different?

The newest, trendy ingredient to hit our delicatessens is the Impossible meat grind. Made from 100 percent plants and no animal products or by-products, Impossible is a delicious option for anyone trying to eat more plant-based. Here’s what makes Impossible a great meat alternative to try.

They Use Heme!

Legume hemoglobin is a protein found in plants that carries heme, an iron-containing molecule. It is believed that heme is the component in meat that contributes to the “meaty” taste that so many of us love. Impossible uses soy legume hemoglobin in their products to mimic this meaty taste, making it a delicious meat-alternative option.

High in Protein

Impossible has a whopping 19 grams of protein per four ounce serving, which puts it on par with traditional beef products. Impossible meat uses soy protein concentrate, one of the only plant-based sources of complete protein, so you get all of essential amino acids you would be getting in beef products.

Impossible grind is also:

  • An excellent source of vitamin B12, which is an especially important nutrient to focus on in a vegan diet.
  • A great cholesterol-free alternative to ground beef.
  • An excellent source of iron, providing 25 percent of your daily value in just four ounces.
  • A good source of fiber, providing three grams of fiber per four ounce serving.

Try our pre-prepared delicatessen options, or buy the grind yourself and create your own Impossible meatless creation. No matter how you try it, you’re sure to be impressed by the savory taste and hearty texture of this product.