This week, great stories on our favorite vegetarian food were all over the news. From everything to recipes, advice, business and science, the veggie world is abuzz.
Let’s get straight to it!
Live Kindly reports that the vegetarian and vegan food market is growing like never before, with sales figures forecase to surpass $10 billion within an incredible 5 years.
North America currently makes up the biggest market but Asia Pacific is growing significantly.
Now, there’s no way you won’t find a Tofurkey for the holidays!
One Green Planet has news from the most influential vegetarian food maker of most of our early lives, Amy’s Kitchen!
The iconic producer of vegetarian ready-to-eat meals is set to offer vegan pizza rolls as a way to expand their market and also provide a healthy option for snack food.
Amy’s has been around since 1987, making them one of longest lasting vegetarian food companies in the world.
The UK daily Metro reports on a study finding that many vegetarian sausages sold in England actually contained as much, if not more, salt as their non-vegetarian counterparts.
The Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) says that as salt intake is on the rise, people could be facing a host of other health problems that even a vegetarian diet can’t fix.
No data was available for North American brands but the implication is clear: make sure you’re looking at foods that are good for you, as well as being vegetarian, or vegan!
Newsweek gets the party started for vegetarians with their finding that cheese, once demonized as a high fat food to avoid, can actually help to clear out bad cholesterol and keep your heart healthier.
Tests show that a small piece of cheese as a part of a vegetarian diet can help to reduce the risk of heart attack.
There you go, no more passing on the Brie!
Good Food has a wonderful article about vegan food around the holidays, and for everyone hosting, its worth a read.
Hosting a vegan or vegetarian in your home, even if you’re neither, doesn’t have to be an awkward experience, and they’re are plenty of dishes that everyone can enjoy together.
And if all else fails, there’s always hummus!
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