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World Plant-based Burger Day – October 10, 2023

World Plant-based Burger Day is celebrated every October 10 annually around the world. It is a day to honor all plant-based burgers! The purpose is to motivate and inspire individuals to eat a plant-based diet. Burgers are popular fast-food items in the United States. VeganBurg, the initiator of this day, aims toward the enthusiasm for sustainable burgers by honoring burgers that make everyone happy — including our planet. Furthermore, amid this epidemic, plant-based food has served as a solution to limit the danger of COVID-19 exposure from animal products to human consumption, and a healthier option to feed our people following the enormous closure of slaughterhouses.

History of World Plant-based Burger Day

For hundreds of years, protein-rich alternatives to animal products have been utilized. Tofu, a bean curd manufactured from soybeans and invented in China in the second century, is perhaps the most well-known meat substitute. Many people say that tofu is bland or flavorless, although it is a very flexible dish that absorbs the tastes of the other foods with which it is cooked or served. Tofu gained appeal in the Western world as a healthier source of protein in the second part of the 20th century. Tempeh, an Indonesian meal derived from fermented soybeans that offer more protein than tofu, is another soy-based option. Finally, seitan (also known as wheat gluten) is a wheat flour product that closely resembles the texture of chicken and has been used in East Asian cuisine since at least the 14th century. Stock, soy sauce, or spices can be kneaded in to enhance the flavor.

Vegetarians and vegans (who account for fewer than 10% of the U.S. population) have long utilized tofu, tempeh, and seitan. They are also acquainted with classic veggie burgers, which are frequently prepared with beans or other high-protein vegetables. Modern meat-mimic manufacturers are now attempting something new: selling plant-based products to meat-eaters, who constitute a far more significant section of the population.

They point out that plant-based burgers are a better alternative for the environment and the battle against climate change. The manufacture of just one animal burger takes more than 2,000 liters of water — plant-based burgers require just 150 liters. Aside from saving water, plant-based burgers use less land and save numerous animal lives each year. As the popularity of vegetarian meats has increased, so has the favored descriptive language. “Plant-based” has developed as the preferred phrase among meat-free alternatives, as many customers would like to eat more plant-based cuisine without being completely vegetarian or vegan.

World Plant-based Burger Day timeline

1896
Grilled Hamburger Sandwich

According to a Chicago Tribune report, the 'hamburger sandwich' is becoming increasingly popular among rail travelers.

1960s
Vegetarian is Less Common

People who adopt a strictly vegetarian diet are rarely mentioned.

1969
Meatless Burger

Recipes for making burgers without meat first appear in literature in 1969.

1971
Becoming a Trend

Frances Moore Lappé's best-selling book "Diet for a Small Planet" popularizes vegetarianism.

World Plant-based Burger Day FAQs

Are plant-based hamburgers good for you?

They are healthier alternatives to meat-based burgers. plant-based diets have been linked to a variety of health benefits, including a lower risk of type two diabetes and heart disease.

What is the difference between a vegetarian burger and a plant-based burger?

True vegetarian burgers are comprised entirely of veggies plus a few binders. Plant-based burgers are meat alternatives with a lot of artificial additives.

Is plant-based meat helpful in losing weight?

Aside from overly processed animal replacements, a plant-based diet can be beneficial for weight loss. One of the main reasons for this is the fiber content of plants; fiber-rich diets are satisfying while simultaneously being low in calories.

World Plant-based Burger Day Activities

  1. Eat plant-based burgers

    What are your plans for World Plant-Based Burger Day? Of course, eat a plant-based burger! You may either buy from a vegetarian restaurant, search for some recipes online, or use your imagination to construct a fun, meatless burger meal.

  2. Throw a BBQ in the backyard

    Given the prevalence of digestive issues in today's culture, you may need to include gluten-free buns and tofu-based patties. Now is the ideal time to flip some plant-based burgers for your family and friends.

  3. Distribute the vegetable feast

    Even if you aren't a vegetarian or vegan, try the diet for a day. Bring some vegetarian or plant-based meat to share with your coworkers or classmates.

5 Facts About Plant-Based Meat

  1. Not a suitable substitute for entire veggies

    Whole vegetables are high in fiber, one of the most important yet underutilized nutrients.

  2. Same nutritional value as ground beef

    In comparison to conventional ground beef (20% fat or more), plant-based burgers deliver comparable proportions.

  3. Offer potential health

    Because of the lower danger of infection with harmful germs such as Salmonella and Escherichia coli O157:H7, plant-based burgers are safer to handle uncooked than ground beef.

  4. 100% safe ingredients

    A thorough comparison goes beyond basic rules of thumb and involves a thorough evaluation of nutrition and safety.

  5. Pesticides are not "loaded" into plant-based patties

    Pesticide levels in these burgers are extremely low and unquestionably safe.

Why We Love World Plant-based Burger Day

  1. It is beneficial to the environment

    Going vegetarian saves not only animals but also fossil fuels. Did you know that whereas it takes 78 calories of fossil fuel to generate one calorie of beef, it only takes one calorie of fossil fuel to produce one calorie of soybeans? This is 780% more efficient than meat production!

  2. It is beneficial to your health

    Vegetarian diets often include plenty of fiber, folic acid, vitamins C and E, magnesium, unsaturated fat, and phytochemicals that aren't always found in meat. Lower cholesterol means a lower chance of heart disease, lower blood pressure, and a healthy weight.

  3. It allows us to be more creative in the kitchen

    The plant-based burger recipe is so well-known, why not have some fun with it? Allow today to be your day to experiment with various plant-based burgers and have some fun in the kitchen.

World Plant-based Burger Day dates

YearDateDay
2023October 10Tuesday
2024October 10Thursday
2025October 10Friday
2026October 10Saturday
2027October 10Sunday

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