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Encyclopedia > Veggie burger
A homemade veggie burger. Made with a potato, corn and peas patty.
A homemade veggie burger. Made with a potato, corn and peas patty.

A veggie burger (or garden burger) is a burger made without meat ingredients. The patty of a veggie burger can be made from vegetables, nuts, dairy, fungi, or textured vegetable protein (TVP). Image File history File links VeggieBurgerHomeMade. ... Image File history File links VeggieBurgerHomeMade. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into hamburger. ... Various meats Cold Meat Salad Meat, in its broadest modern definition, is all animal tissue intended to be used as food. ... Vegetables in a market Venn diagram representing the relationship between (botanical) fruits and vegetables. ... Hazelnuts from the Common Hazel Chestnut // Botanical definition A nut in botany is a simple dry fruit with one seed (rarely two) in which the ovary wall becomes very hard (stony or woody) at maturity, and where the seed remains unattached or unfused with the ovary wall. ... Dairy farm near Oxford, New York A dairy is a facility for the extraction and processing of animal milk (mostly from cows, sometimes from buffalo, sheep or goats) and other farm animals, for human consumption. ... Divisions Chytridiomycota Zygomycota Ascomycota Basidiomycota The Fungi (singular: fungus) are a large group of organisms ranked as a kingdom within the Domain Eukaryota. ... Dry TVP flakes are an inexpensive protein source when purchased in bulk and can be added to a variety of vegetarian dishes or used as a supplement to bulk out a meat dish. ...

Veggie burgers are available in a growing number of fast-food restaurants, but availability may vary geographically or even among particular restaurants of the same franchise. In a typical meat-only fast-food chain, a vegetarian may order a "burgerless burger" instead. A fast-food restaurant is a restaurant characterized both by food which is supplied quickly after ordering, and by minimal service. ... For animals adapted to eat primarily plants, sometimes referred to as vegetarian animals, see Herbivore. ... A burgerless burger, especially in Southern California, means a burger made without a meat patty. ...

As of April 2005, veggie burgers were available in all Burger King restaurants, many McDonalds restaurants, and certain Subway restaurants. Many "greasy spoon" cafes as well as top-of-the-range eateries also offer veggie burgers as an option for vegetarians. Some of the most popular non-meat/vegan burger products are made by Boca and Gardenburger, in flavors/styles Vegan/Fire Grilled/Chik' patties/Wings/Mushroom/Black Bean sold extensively in supermarkets across America. 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in April • 26: Augusto Roa Bastos • 24: Ezer Weizman • 23: Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen • 23: John Mills • 16: Marla Ruzicka • 9: Andrea Dworkin • 6: Prince Rainier III • 5: Dale Messick • 5: Saul Bellow • 2: Pope John... Burger King, Seoul, South Korea Burger King, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Whopper Combo with fries and drink Burger King Corporation is a large international chain of fast food restaurants, predominantly selling hamburgers, french fries, milkshakes and soft drinks. ... McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants [1]. Although McDonalds did not invent the hamburger or fast food, its name has become nearly synonymous with both. ... Exterior of a typical Subway restaurant in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Locations of Subway stores Subway is the name of a multinational restaurant franchise that sells sandwiches and salads. ... The Regency Cafe in Pimlico, London, is a well preserved 1950s greasy spoon cafe. ...

The benefits and pitfalls

Good things about choosing veggie burgers:

  • Health reasons
  • Moral reasons
  • They are occasionally cheaper than meat alternatives.
  • Some kinds of veggie burger are arguably indistinguishable from meat.
  • It enables vegetarians not to feel segregated when everybody else is eating a meat burger, they have something similar.

Bad things about choosing veggie burgers: Vegetarian nutrition is a subject of importance to both vegetarians and dietitians. ...

  • They are harder to find, as not everywhere sells them (particularly in very meat-oriented countries).
  • They sometimes cost the same as or more than their meaty counterparts.
  • They are sometimes cooked with meat, which many vegetarians object to.
  • They do not have the same taste and texture as a real meat burger.

See also

A meat analogue, also called meat substitute or mock meat, approximates the aesthetic qualities and/or chemical characteristics of certain types of meat. ... Vegetarianism is the practice of not eating meat, including beef, poultry, fish, or their by-products, with or without the use of dairy products or eggs. ... Vegetarian cuisine is cookery of food that meets vegetarian principles. ... Falafel balls Falafel (Arabic فلافل ( ), Hebrew פלאפל (falafel), also known in Egypt as طعمية ta`amiyya), is a fried ball or patty of spiced fava beans or chickpeas. ...

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  Results from FactBites:
Burger King adds veggie burger, reduced-fat mayo to menu - Mar. 14, 2002 (915 words)
The 330-calorie veggie burger, which goes on sale Monday at a recommended price of $1.99, includes a patty made of vegetables, grains and spices, the same four-inch sesame-seed bun used for the chain's hamburgers, shredded lettuce, two tomato slices and 3/8 of an ounce of reduced-fat mayonnaise.
The company is casting the veggie burger in the light of the new advertising it launched on March 4, which is, "BK, YOU GOT IT!" The new slogan, along with 13 new or enhanced products, have been introduced to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Whopper sandwich.
Burger King Corp., a subsidiary of Diageo PLC (DEO: Research, Estimates), plans to run a full-page ad in USA Today on March 18 as well as television commercials to support the launch of the veggie burger.
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