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Move over, puny veggie burgers: these patties are here to blow the bun off of what we consider vegan food!

For some people, the mark of a good burger means that it bleeds. There are the folks who want theirs cooked well done, but then, there are those who want to munch down on bloody flesh. It doesn’t sound too appetizing to us, but it is a taste and craving that people understandably have, so we are happy they can look to a plant-based alternative so good it bleeds!

These New Veggie Burgers Bleed Plant-blood
 

A start up company in the U.S. called Impossible Foods believes it has created the secret to replicating the taste, look and texture of meat in their burger, so much so that the ingredient is known as “plant blood.” These patties, which were created by biochemist Patrick Brown, are packed with a molecule called heme that comes from the roots of nitrogen-fixing plants.

Impossible Foods is a three-year old startup based in Redwood City, California that was founded by Patrick Brown, a first-time entrepreneur and Stanford University biochemist and physician. The company has received much attention and backing – at least $75 million so far in investments from Google Ventures and Bill Gates. It’s joining the club of other start-ups like Beyond Meat and Hampton Creek Foods, who are replicating the muscle fiber texture of meat, or Modern Meadow, which is working on 3-D-printed meat and leather.

Sustainable food companies like this are more than just trendy – they are getting noticed by some of Silicon Valley’s most well known names, including Khosla Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, and Obvious Corp, the company behind Twitter.

Currently, the Impossible Burger costs about $32 to produce, but Brown says he expects to bring that figure down once the company goes into large scale production, which might be as early as next year! As far as next steps into expansion, Brown told The Week that, “There are limits to what a cow can be — a cow can only be a cow. We can make anything.”

We can definitely get behind the company’s mission, which is to give customers the taste of meat without the negative health and environmental impacts. Awesome!

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251 comments on “Woah! These New Veggie Burgers Bleed Plant Blood”

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JR
3 Years Ago

I eat raw vegan, for health, animals and the environment. This burger does not appeal to me at all. It actually looks gross and chemical laden. They can reduce the cost, by mass production? That doesn\'t sound fresh or healthy at all. I can see how meat-eaters might find this find this appealing and love the cruelty free, better for the environment side. Though from experience, people who go vegan and still try to eat bacon, cheese, sausages that still taste and feel like the real thing, end up being disappointed with their diet and go back to being meat eaters. Or, they don\'t get the nutrients they need to be a healthy vegan.


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Ethan Santiago
3 Years Ago

Sounds like a great idea! I wouldn\'t be into this myself, but I know there are a lot of people who agree with being vegetarian in theory, but feel they couldn\'t make the switch because of taste and texture. Whatever it takes!

It\'s like when I found veggie fish sticks this summer. I pretty much danced in the frozen food isle. Most people aren\'t willing to go for years and years without a food they really like!


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Chemese Armstrong
3 Years Ago

I will not eat this. I don't want my food to bleed.


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lolwut
11 Oct 2014

You may be overly vegan.

Jenna Miller
3 Years Ago

Warren Rudge


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Jennifer Day
3 Years Ago

Some of you are so stuck up and self righteous it's sickening. Ok so this is gross to you and you would NEVER want to eat anything that resembles or is an alternative to a traditional meal that contains meat. Well guess what, some people do. And that's better than eating a real hamburger isn't it? Geez people, get off your soapbox.


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Steve
10 Oct 2014

Good for you Jennifer.

Carnivore by taste...
...Vegetarian by choice.

Wylie N Darshon
3 Years Ago

To make fake meat. It must require. A lot of chemicals and processing and artificial flavoring...nothing healthy about any of that! Yuk!


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Laura Pernetti Kinch
3 Years Ago

Lucy Gee Bleeding plant burgers yeah!


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Cas N Bel
3 Years Ago

Really


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Eline Hamerlinck
3 Years Ago

Manuela La Grand OMG!


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Mel Smith
3 Years Ago

Oh, so you want to replace FRANKEN food GMOS with another FRANKENFOOD out of a laboratory???? Thinking about unliking you !!!!


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