Plant Proteins at MANNA

There is a common misperception that those who switch to a more plant-based, plant-forward, or vegan diet consume significantly less protein than those who rely largely on traditional animal products. I recently saw a documentary called Food Choices, made by Michal Siewierski, that debunks these fallacies and supports the idea and statistics that we humans consume more protein than we require.

However you feel about the amount of protein you should consume each day and the sources of food you consume in order to achieve these gains, we are here to share MANNA's various sources of plant protein, which are a perfect replacement for any animal protein because you gain all of the benefits without any of the negative aspects of consumption such as cholesterol, antibiotics, and hormones.

 

LEGUMES

Beans have similar nutrient profiles to meat, but with less iron and no saturated fats. They contain protein, fibre, B vitamins, iron, folate, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, and zinc are abundant in beans and legumes. Beans are low in calories, and they fill you up. Legumes' carbohydrates are slowly absorbed by the body, providing consistent energy for the body, brain, and neurological system. Consuming more beans as part of a balanced diet can help lower blood sugar, blood pressure, heart rate, and other risk factors for heart disease, diabetes and help you maintain regular bowel movement.

Array of dried legumes

See how we incorporate beans through some of our yummy dishes: Curried Lentil & Vegetable Dal, Minestrone & Brown Butter Pesto Pasta

 

SOY

B vitamins, fibre, potassium, magnesium, and high-quality protein are all abundant in the soy family. Soy protein, unlike certain plant proteins, is called a complete protein since it contains all nine essential amino acids that the body cannot produce and must get from diet. Soy foods are often classified as fermented and unfermented. Fermentation refers to the addition of beneficial microorganisms, yeast, or mold to soy food. Some people feel that fermenting soy improves its digestion and absorption in the body because the sugar and protein molecules in soy are partially broken down during the process.

Soy beans and soy milk

Our favorite mouth watering soy dishes currently available: Tempeh Lettuce Wraps, Coconut Peanut Tofu Bowl & Lemongrass Vermicelli

 

SEITAN

Seitan, also known as mianjin in Chinese cuisine, has been used as a meat replacement for over a millennia and was cherished by Buddhists who followed a vegetarian or vegan diet. It's high in protein, low in fat and carbohydrates, and rich in minerals like selenium and iron. 

MANNA's plant based greek kebabsMANNA's Crispy Chick'N selection of entreesMANNA's McRib Burger

Check out MANNA's Rib Burger, Greek Style Kebabs, and Crispy Chick'n where we include vital wheat gluten, they are unstoppable!


The alternatives for substituting animal protein with plant protein peaking plant curiosity, and plant based options are just getting better. We at MANNA recognize that some of the "faux-meats" widely available on the market may raise concerns for folks who are interested in plants but are weary of seeing a person curating recipes in a lab under a microscope. This is why we are conscious of keeping our proteins as pure as possible without sacrificing flavor or satiation; we prepare our "meats" in-house with components that we all recognize and understand, while maintaining their health advantages.

This is why, whether you already eat a plant-based diet, wish to add more nutritious organic healthy foods into your diet, or are just experimenting to see if plant protein sources and a majority plant based diet could work for you, we are here to help. MANNA offers plant based, healthy protein solutions that we know what's in our product, so give us a go - it can't hurt, unlike cholesterol or a stroke!