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Are Vegan Sausages Healthy?

by Fabian Jackson

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It would make sense that choosing a plant-based sausage would be a healthier option, but is this the case? Keep reading to find out.

Vegan sausages 

The volume and variety of vegan sausages available in shops today is bigger and better than ever before. With choices ranging from vegetable-inspired right up to those which are plant-based imitations of meat. 

Are vegan sausages healthy?

The truth is, probably not. Plant-based sausages 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. 

veggie sausages

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However, vegan sausages are likely to have considerably less saturated fat making them a healthier option overall. If they happen to have a vegetable base to them, then all the better too!

Healthy vegan sausages

If they’re labelled as low-salt then they’re probably your best bet. 

There are a few options that are definitely the better choice if we’re making a health-lead decision in the supermarket aisles; but where we can see the most change is in how we cook them.

Baking or grilling your plant-based sausages with no oil will be the best choice with frying being the least healthy option. 

Want to see how the top supermarket brands’ vegan ranges stacked up against one another? Check out this post for the entire scoop.

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Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Interns 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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