What is veggie meat and what are the characteristics of veggie meat
Vegetarian meat refers to a kind of vegetarian food with a flavor and texture similar to meat. It usually uses plant protein (soy protein, peanut protein, wheat gluten, etc.) as the main raw material, and is processed by modern food processing techniques including extrusion and cooking. Thermal processing forms a texture and taste similar to meat, and a meat-like flavor is formed through Maillard reaction and/or addition of meat flavor.
The characteristics of vegetarian meat are:
1 High protein content
2 Low fat
3 No cholesterol
4 Crop products (beans, wheat, peanuts, etc.)
The characteristics of vegetarian meat:
1 Does not use animal meat as raw material, it is vegetarian meat.
2 Has a flavor similar to meat.
3 It has a texture and taste similar to meat.
4 It looks like meat.
Application of vegetarian meat:
- In terms of dishes application
Veggie meat products made from plant components have a uniform internal structure and resemble the taste, characteristics and cooking properties of animal meat. They can be widely used in cold dishes and various types of fried, fried, cooked, and fried dishes. In the dishes.
Because vegetarian meat products are usually made of low-cost, high-nutrient ingredients such as textured soy protein, they can not only meet the preferences of vegetarians, but also cater to the needs of the “three highs”. It is a good idea to replace meat products with them. A great choice.
- In the application of meat products
Because of its good water absorption and oil retention, vegetarian meat products will not change the product characteristics during the process of adding them to meat products, but can also increase the protein content and particle integrity. It is an ideal meat product additive.
Some people have added soy tissue protein vegetarian meat to meatballs, dumplings and sausages to replace lean meat. By cooperating with animal and plant proteins, the physiological value of protein has been greatly improved.
- In terms of convenience food applications
Applying vegetarian meat products to convenience foods can not only meet people’s sensory needs, but also provide consumers with high-quality protein and rich nutrients. Convenient dishes such as shredded pork with sujing sauce, duck with beer beer, shredded pork with savory fish flavor, and marinated pork with veggies are all typical representatives of this type of food.
This kind of food is convenient to eat, can be eaten right away or meet the edible requirements through simple heating, hot water soaking, etc., and it is becoming more and more popular with fast-paced people. The well-known instant noodle vegetarian meat package is made from this vegetarian meat product.
- In terms of snack food applications
With the continuous increase of consumer demand for the quantity and quality of snack foods, low fat, low sugar, low additives, high protein, high nutrients, and high fiber content have become the development direction of nutritious, healthy and delicious snack foods.
Vegetarian meat products have high protein content, are rich in a variety of minerals, vitamins, inorganic salts and trace elements, and do not contain fat. They have the characteristics of excellent imitation meat taste and strong flavor adsorption. They are made of rich nutrition and different flavors. Good choice for snack foods.
Vegetable protein vegetarian meat has become a snack food for consumers in Taiwan and Japan.
- In terms of nutrition and health food applications
Vegetarian meat products are imitation meat products refined from plant components. According to different production materials, they are rich in nutrients. They are high in protein, low in fat, and cholesterol-free, or rich in dietary fiber and plants. Polysaccharides, multiple minerals, vitamins, etc.
While providing consumers with sufficient nutrition, it effectively avoids the unhealthy risks caused by eating animal meat products. It has an auxiliary treatment effect for patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases, arteriosclerosis, diabetes, hypertension, obesity and other diseases. Therefore, It can be widely used in nutritious health foods and recipes.