People who choose a vegetarian or vegan diet are in luck: there is an increasing variety of vegetable protein options. Get to know them!
In addition to the numerous foods with vegetable protein in high quantities (legumes, mushrooms, dried fruits, algae), new raw materials and ready meals are coming to the market that are exclusively made with vegetable proteins and offer many possibilities in the kitchen: from tofu or seitan to vegetable burgers.
What is vegetable protein?
Proteins are essential nutrients for the proper functioning of the body. They are mainly present in foods of animal origin such as meat, fish, milk or eggs. However, there are also plant foods with a high protein content, which can perfectly replace animal proteins.
Until relatively recently, the assortment of plant protein foods was small and not always easy to find; But in recent years, the rise of movements such as vegetarianism and veganism has made the offer much richer and more varied.
Vegetable protein foods
There is a large amount of food that contains vegetable protein in high amounts. The best known are legumes, nuts, mushrooms and seeds. However, in recent years other superfoods with a high content of vegetable protein have become popular, such as quinoa, spirulina algae, chia seeds, etc.
From these and other plant-protein foods, top natural food brands offer an ever-expanding range of meat substitute products: from classic tofu or seitan, to tasty veggie burgers , meatless sausages, deli meats, and vegan cheeses ... Brands like Vegetalia, Natursoy, Biográ or Beyond Meat are revolutionizing natural food with healthy and flavorful products. Try them out!