Applegate Well Carved is a new line of burger patties and meatballs that combine meat with whole, organic vegetables, legumes and grains. According to the company, the products specifically appeal to consumers who are “mindful of their meat intake and its nutritional, ethical and environmental impact."
One of the hybrid meat products is a grass-fed organic beef burger that's packed with cauliflower, spinach, lentils and butternut squash, and the Asian-style pork meatballs offer a nourishing way to enhance spaghetti meals with a boost from brown rice, green onion, carrot and parsley.
A variety of vegetable-packed meat products are being created for flexitarian consumers who like meat but are open to eating less of it, and would prefer these options over fully plant-based alternatives.
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