27 January 2010

Vegan product gardein offers healthy and delicious plant-based cuisine


(photo credit: gardein.com)
gardein (garden + protein) is a line of plant-based foods that are rich in protein, cholesterol-free, and low in fat and calories. The products are made from a blend of soy, wheat and pea proteins, vegetables and grains and the texture has an uncanny resemblance to meat. gardein items are suitable for vegans as they are 100% free of animal and dairy ingredients.

Not only is gardein good for you, the company also wants to be good for the environment and has started a “journey to the green” program which provides updates on how it’s working to be eco-friendly. Recently gardein reduced its retail packaging by 11% without decreasing the amount of product.

gardein has become a hit among celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres who has highlighted the product line on her show. In a recent segment, her personal chef Roberto Martin “who is crazy about this product” cooked up a pot pie using gardein Chick’n Scallopini, DeGeneres gushed over the products saying, “gardein is the greatest product that came along.”

Celebrity vegan chef Tal Ronnen frequently uses gardein in his recipes and features the products in his New York Times bestselling book, The Conscious Cook: Delicious Meatless Recipes That Will Change the Way You Eat. And TMZ’s Harvey Levin took a moment on his show to give a shout out to gardein, “There is this thing called gardein, which is a soy based product that’s chicken. It’s unbelievable. It’s fabulous.”

With tasty delicacies like BBQ Pulled Shreds, Beefless Tips, Buffalo Wings, Tuscan Breasts, and Santa Fe Good Stuff, those looking for refined and sophisticated meat-less cuisine will be more than satisfied.

Today, gardein is sold in the fresh and frozen sections of natural food stores and grocery stores throughout the U.S. and Canada.  For more information, visit gardein.com.

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