It’s getting easier and easier to ditch the animal products, now that companies are developing whole food, plant-based alternatives. From the Impossible Burger to Amy’s vegetarian options, ethical eaters have a myriad of options to choose from. Now, there’s one more chicken nugget alternative and it’s making headlines, as it contains 90 percent protein.
For plant-based eaters, getting enough protein can sometimes be a challenge. There’s tofu, beans, nuts, seeds, and leafy greens, but sometimes, a heartier alternative to meat is desired. That’s where Dupont Nutrition & Health’s new (faux) chicken nuggets come in.
Late September, the company introduced three new products that have exceptionally high levels of protein. Labeled Supro Nuggets 580, Supro Nuggets 583, and Supro Nuggets 585, each can be used in a variety of ways. The nut, seed and fruit nuggets, for example, will be used in nutrition bars and yogurt toppings.
Despite their various uses, Nutrition In Sight reports that each type of the nuggets has a neutral flavor and crispy, crunchy texture. And, because they are rich in protein, they are suitable for people of all types — from workaholics on the go to athletes to stay at home moms and their kids.
Said Jean Heggie, the company’s strategic marketing lead:
“Consumers want products with simple ingredient statements and high protein. These new additions to our nugget portfolio deliver on those promises while providing excellent taste, crunchy texture and strong visual appeal in nutrition bars, cereals and a range of healthy snacks.”
This is the first plant-based chicken nugget alternative that has a 90 percent protein profile. While consuming excess amounts of protein isn’t healthy, this new product — and others which will undoubtedly follow — may help the populace reduce its dependency on meat sourced from animals. This will have environmental and positive ethical repercussions.