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Smoked Cantaloupe Burgers

Ducks Eatery Serves a Fruit Burger Patty Made with a Popular Melon

— January 29, 2018 — Lifestyle
In previous years, the burger options for vegan and vegetarian consumers available from stores and restaurants have been limited to soy patties—but the rise of the plant-based eating movement has inspired plenty of innovation in this realm that includes vegetable and fruit burger patties.

Many brands have developed satisfactory burger patty alternatives with ingredients such as ancient grains, jackfruit and beans, but Ducks Eatery is now taking a unique approach with a most unexpected ingredient—melon.

The smoked cantaloupe burger is said to boast a meat-like patty that is similar in taste and texture to real meat. To prepare the melon, Ducks Eatery cures, ferments, smokes, slow-bakes, dehydrates and sears the fruit over the course of two days to create its inventive meat substitute.
Trend Themes
1. Plant-based Burger Innovations - The rise of the plant-based eating movement has inspired plenty of innovation in the realm of burger patty alternatives.
2. Unconventional Ingredients in Burgers - Ducks Eatery's smoked cantaloupe burger showcases the use of a most unexpected ingredient—melon.
3. Replicating Meat-like Taste and Texture - The smoked cantaloupe burger boasts a patty that is similar in taste and texture to real meat.
Industry Implications
1. Food and Beverage - The plant-based eating movement has created a demand for innovative burger patty alternatives and unconventional ingredients in the food industry.
2. Restaurant and Fast Food - Restaurants and fast food chains can tap into the rising trend of plant-based eating by offering unique, meat-like burger options featuring unconventional ingredients.
3. Food Technology - Advancements in food technology can help replicate meat-like taste and texture in plant-based burger alternatives, leading to disruptive innovations in the market.
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