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Are Vegan Burgers Healthy?

by Fabian Jackson

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With BBQ season on the horizon those of us on a plant-based diet can’t wait to try the latest vegan options – but are vegan burgers actually healthy? Keep reading to find out.

Vegan burgers

The huge range and variety of vegan burgers on offer in supermarkets today are tastier and more satisfying than ever before. There are options ranging from plant-based imitations of meat to more creative vegetable-inspired patties.

vegan burger and chips

Are vegan burgers healthy? 

In all honesty, the answer ranges from a ‘sometimes’ to more of a solid ‘no’. 

Plant-based burgers sold in supermarkets are likely to have just as much salt as their meat counterparts, so they’re unlikely to make it onto a list of health-foods. However, plant-rich and unprocessed options might give you a nutritious boost. It really depends on how you cook them — the less oil, the better. 

vegan burger and sweet potato fries

Are soy burgers healthy?

It’s a similar answer here with soy burgers, opting for reduced salt and sugar will generally be your ‘healthiest’ best. 

What next?

Check out our guide to the best vegan BBQ recipes here (and thank us later)!

Make sure to keep your plant-based and health questions coming our way through the comments section below. 

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Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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