Plant Based Meat Alternatives Are Not Food

*information obtained from Larrabee Herbs (located in Elmwood Park, Illinois)


HEXANE — made from crude oil. Pure n-hexane is a colorless liquid with a slightly disagreeable odor. The major use for solvents containing hexane is to extract vegetable oils from crops such as soybeans. Inhaling hexane causes nerve damage and paralysis of the arms and legs. If hexane is spilled on the ground, most of it evaporates before it can soak into the soil. Hexane is not concentrated by plants, fish or animals. The most likely exposure to hexane is by breathing in air contaminated with hexane in the air. Since it is in gasoline, nearly everyone is exposed to very small amounts of hexane in the air. Exposure can occur at work and at home from using products containing hexane with proper ventilation.

Pea and Soy Protein are extracted with Hexane. Not all Hexane is removed and is a neurotoxin — no safe limits have been tested by the F.D.A ( Food & Drugs Administration)

Beyond Beef Ingredients

  • Pea Protein Isolate
  • Canola Oil
  • Water
  • Yeast Extract
  • Maltodextrin
  • Natural Flavor
  • Gum Arabic
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Salt
  • Succinic Acid
  • Modified Food Starch
  • Methycellulose (Wood Pulp)
  • Potato Starch
  • Vegetable Glycerin
  • Beet Juice For Color
  • Cellulose from Bamboo Wood Pulp

Impossible Burger Ingredients

  • Soy Protein Isolate
  • Coconut Oil
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Textured Wheat Protein
  • Potato Starch
  • Xantham Gum
  • Konrad Gum
  • Yeast Extract
  • Cultured Dextrose
  • Modified Food Starch
  • Soy Leghemoglobin (less than 2%)
  • Salt
  • Soy Protein Isolate
  • Mixed Tocopheryls (B1, B2, B12)

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