Why use meat alternatives? Why replicate the taste of animal flesh as a vegan restaurant?
Our pallets and taste preferences are shaped from a young age. In Western food culture it is traditionally based around the savoury textures of pig, beef and chicken flesh. Of course it's not consumed raw and unprocessed, that's barbaric and can lead to immediate illness. Most of the dead flesh and tissue we have consumed in our lives has been processed into mince, crumbed into schnitzels and the noses, lips, eyes and sphincter will be sleeved into a sausage shape, completely un-resembling what it used to be. Meat alternatives are simply replacing shapes and textures that have been grosly manipulated from their original form.
While you may not like the thought of that, rest assured there are products out there that replicate the textures and tastes WITHOUT the horrific history behind it. These alternatives contain zero saturated fats, high levels of protein and removes the negative health defects of consuming animal products ie. Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, obesity and more.
As the demand for vegan food increases over 800% each year, the availability of these alternatives are in abundance. When you switch to a plant based diet you aren't sacrificing the life of something for your meal and now you aren't even sacrificing the tastes you enjoy.
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