(ModernSurvival.org) – Impossible Foods Inc is launching a new line of products into the market, following up on their Impossible Burger. The company, which specializes in “fake meat,” is looking to impress with a new line of plant-based chicken nuggets.
While this may be great news for vegetarians and those who cannot afford rising meat prices, not everyone is excited about biting into a fake chicken nugget. In fact, there have been many who have questioned whether eating plant-based meat is even healthy.
Faux meat isn’t a new concept. In fact, it has been used in survival foods for quite a while. For those who don’t like the idea of eating fake meat, there are ways to tell if food uses real meat or vegetable substitutes. Read on to find out how.
How to Tell if Your Survival Food is Made with Real Meat Products
Having a backup of emergency food isn’t only a good idea, it is actually something the government recommends for every household in America. Unfortunately, when it comes to emergency survival food, a great deal of the options on the market taste like eating cardboard. One way to increase the odds of getting survival food that actually tastes good is to purchase those who use real meat in the ingredients.
What to Look For
Many companies that produce survival food use textured vegetable protein (TVP) as a replacement for meat. This allows them to appeal to vegetarians and save money, as using real meat is more expensive.
While TVPs may be more cost-effective, they’re also far less appealing to the taste buds than actual meat. So how does one determine if their survival food of choice uses real meat? Check and see if it has been checked by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The USDA inspects food that contains real meat, poultry and eggs to ensure they are properly packaged. If the survival food does truly contain meat, it will show somewhere on the package that it is USDA approved.
While the absence of real meat in one’s emergency food isn’t necessarily a deal breaker, the importance of having good food during an emergency cannot be overstated. A great-tasting meal can go a long way toward boosting the spirit when the world has fallen into chaos.
To see some other ways to boost morale after a disaster, check out our article here.
~Here’s to Your Survival!
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