Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Oprah, People Mag-Promoted Vegan Product Awful in so Many Ways

Vegans, do not rejoice. After catching wind of the media blitz Gardein Meatless Meals has received recently, appearing everywhere from Oprah to People Magazine, we decided to take a closer look. We highlighted in bold the ingredients that are less than wonderful.

Gardein Classic Style Buffalo Wings
Ingredients: Gardein Water, Soy Protein, Vital Wheat Gluten (Highly Concentrated Gluten), Ancient Grains (quinoa, amaranth, millet, and kamut), Natural Flavors, Potato Starch, Expeller Pressed Canola Oil, Pea Protein, Modified Vegetable Gum, Carrot Fiber, Organic Beet Root Fiber, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice (Sugar), Yeast Extract (Monosodium Glutamate), Sea Salt. Sauce: water, buffalo wing glaze (sugar, spice (could be MSG), corn malotdextrin (Sugar), vinegar, onion powder, salt, garlic powder, citric acid, natural flavors), garlic, corn starch, organic evaporated cane juice (sugar), vinegar, modified vegetable gum, xantham gum.

Unfortunately, you will find many of ingredients in the majority of vegan packaged foods. Vegan or not, these foods are heavily processed and are certainly not natural to the human body. Please don't be fooled just because they are considered vegan.

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