HIPPEAS Launches New Line of Vegan Veggie Straws, Including Ranch and Sour Cream and Onion

HIPPEAS, known for their vegan cheese puffs and tortilla chips made from chickpeas, has launched a new line of vegan veggie straws.

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The new veggie straws are being offered in three distinct flavors: Straight Up Sea Salt, Rockin’ Ranch and Sour Cream and Onion.

HIPPEAS Veggie Straws “are made from a blend of veggies including yellow peas (it’s the first ingredient!), tomato, beet, spinach, and kale”, states a press release. “With 3g of protein and 140 calories per 1oz serving, these Veggie Straws pack a punch of plant power, to keep you keepin’ on.”

They are also Non-GMO Project Verified and gluten-free.

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Survey: Over 50% of Those in Germany, France, Italy and Spain Have Reduced Meat Consumption

According to a new survey commissioned by Good Food Institute Europe and conducted by OpinionWay, a majority of consumers in several key European countries have reduced their meat consumption in the past five years.

The survey  found that 61% of those in Italy have reduced their meat consumption in recent years, compared to 59% in France, 58% in Spain and 50.5% in Germany. In addition, a significant percentage have stopped eating meat all together: 31% in Germany, 24% in Spain, 21% in Italy and 16% in France.

The survey also found that half of Italian and Spanish consumers eat plant-based meats at least once a month. This is 40% in Germany and 20% in France.

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Report: Dairy Alternative Market Worth $22.24 Billion, to be Worth Over $50 Billion by 2028

The global dairy alternative market is currently valued at $22.24 Billion, and new projections show that this is expected to grow to $50.73 Billion by 2028

This puts the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) at 12.30 during that period, according to a new report titled Global Dairy Alternatives Market: Global Size, Trends, Competitive, Historical & Forecast Analysis, 2022-2028.

“Increasing demand for organic foods, rising awareness regarding the health benefits of consuming plant-based dairy alternatives and growing social media marketing of plant-based dairy alternatives are some of the major factors driving the growth of the Global Dairy Alternatives Food Market”, states the new report. “The global dairy alternative market is going to see a considerable amount of growth in the coming years and the growth in the market is going to come as the products which are substitutes of Dairy products are now finding a good market with the adoption at a large scale as there is awareness about the health benefits of the products.”

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New Report Lists the Most Vegan and Vegetarian Friendly Cities in the United States

A new report details the most vegetarian and vegan-friendly cities in the United States.

Although 15.5 million people in the U.S. follow a vegan or vegetarian diet, “it’s not the easiest lifestyle to adopt, as finding meatless options at restaurants and supermarkets can be a challenge”, states a new report by WalletHub (a personal finance company). “That’s beginning to change, though, as more and more venues have begun to offer vegetarian or vegan meals, including many fast-food chains.”

One of the biggest concerns people express about vegetarian or vegan diets is the cost, states the report. “However, with meat costs rising faster than those of fruits and vegetables, Americans may find working some vegetarian or vegan meals into their diet to be an attractive option.”

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Study: Benefits of Plant-Based Diet Include “Weight Loss, Improved Cardiovascular Health, Lower Blood Pressure”

According to a new the benefits of a plant-based diet “include weight loss, improved cardiovascular health, lower blood pressure, and improved glucose metabolism”, with the benefits being greater for obese individuals.

The study, titled Plant-based diet for obesity treatment, was published in this months issue of the journal Frontiers in Nutrition, and was epublished by the National Library of Medicine. It was conducted by researchers at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam in Brunei.

“Obesity rates continue to rise, resulting in a global epidemic that shows no sign of slowing down”, states the study’s abstract. “Our understanding of this complex disease is also constantly evolving, requiring healthcare providers to stay up to date with best practices. The application of plant-based diets (PBDs) may hold the key to a successful weight-control strategy.”

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The Vegan Herald’s Weekly Vegan Podcast – Episode 3

Below is episode 3 of The Vegan Herald’s Weekly Vegan Podcast, airing every Sunday at 10am PT. Future episodes can be found by clicking here.

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Winners of the World’s Best Vegan Cheese Awards 2022 Announced

The social media platform abillion has announced the winners of the World’s 10 Best Vegan Cheese Awards 2022

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abillion, “an online marketplace and global community of users passionate about sustainable living”, says the awards are based on more than 2 million consumer reviews of various vegan cheeses. The 10 winners were determined by evaluating consumer reviews of 3,967 vegan cheese products from abillion members in 80 countries, posted from July 2021 to July 2022.

abillion found that “consumption of vegan cheese products was highest amongst consumers in ArgentinaBrazilCanadaGermanyItalyMexicoSpainSwitzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.”

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Taco Bell and Beyond Meat Introduce Vegan Carne Asada Steak

Taco Bell and Beyond Meat have announced a new partnership that will see the fast food chain offering vegan Carne Asada Steak at dozens of locations.

Although the Beyond Carne Asada Steak Quesadilla shown here is not vegan, the steak can be added to any other menu item.

“Taco Bell and Beyond Meat today announce the unveiling of a first-of-its kind, category-disrupting product: Beyond Carne Asada Steak”, states a press release. “Completely new yet expectedly flavorful, this plant-based protein will be available at select Taco Bell locations in the Dayton, Ohio area starting October 13, for a limited time, while supplies last”

Although the new vegan steak is launching at just 50 Ohio-area locations, the goal is to expand the product nationwide if this test run is deemed to be successful.

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