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Last week, Burger King announced its launch of plant-based chicken nuggets in Germany.

In partnership with The Vegetarian Butcher, the crispy plant-based nuggets will be available starting September 1 in select locations throughout Germany.

The launch was in reaction to “the trend towards conscious nutrition and a growing number of guests who are increasingly relying on plant-based products” as reported by Plant Based News.

Over the past few years, Germany has become a leader in the plant-based industry. Research from Mintel found that Germany has the highest percentage of global vegan food and drink launches, accounting for 15% of global vegan introductions between July 2017 and June 2018.

Burger King joined the plant-based burger wave after releasing its Impossible Whopper in the U.S. last year. The Impossible Whopper boosted sales at Burger King, resulting in the strongest growth for the company since 2015.

The Rebel Whopper, Burger’s King European plant-based burger, was released in 25 European countries last year as well. Unilever’s The Vegetarian Butcher supplied the plant-based patties.

After the sweeping success of plant-based burgers, plant-based chicken is on the rise. In July, Beyond Meat and KFC launched plant-based fried chicken at 50+ locations in the Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego areas. And in August KFC launched a fully vegan Plant-Based Chicken Sandwich to all of its locations across Canada.

Read about the recent developments in the plant-based meat industry.

Here are some recipes for homemade plant-based chicken:

Eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer and has many side effects.

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