All About Veggies
The soybean is a green vegetable in the legume family. Many products are made from soybeans like soybean oil, soy sauce and concentrated soy protein. Concentrated soy protein is what we use to make our meatless Veggie Patch products.
Soy has many benefits. It is one of the few plant foods that contain the proper balance of the eight essential amino acids which help our bodies grow. Additionally, according to the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), 25 grams of soy protein consumed daily as part of a low-fat diet may help reduce the risk of heart disease.
That's one of the reasons why Veggie Patch meatless products like our Tuscan Meatless Meatballs have so much protein.
0g Trans Fat
Trans fat is the common name for unsaturated fat with trans-isomer fatty acids. They aren't very good for you.
That's because the consumption of trans fats increases the risk of heart disease by raising levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol and lowering levels of "good" HDL cholesterol.
We're looking out for you, so we make sure that all of our products are free of trans fat.
Vegetables are an important part of your daily diet!
How many vegetables a person should be eating varies by age, gender and level of physical activity. In general, adults should be eating at least 2.5 cups per day. Vegetables are important sources of many nutrients, including potassium, dietary fiber, folic acid, vitamin A and vitamin C which are essential for the health and maintenance of your body. Eating a diet rich in veggies and fruit may reduce the risk of many chronic diseases such as heart disease.
One serving of Veggie Patch Falafel contains 3/4 of a serving of vegetables!
My Plate Info
The USDA replaced the food pyramid with MyPlate in an effort to reduce consumer confusion.
MyPlate recommends that half of your plate should be filled with fruits and vegetables. Vegetables are usually pretty low in calories so filling up on veggies can help reduce your total caloric intake while providing essential vitamins and nutrients.
This makes it easy for you to know which food group each product provides.