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What is in ImpossibleTM Pork Made From Plants (+ how it’s different than ImpossibleTM Burger)

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At Impossible Foods, we’re innovators at heart. Our mission as a company is to make the world’s most delicious, nutritious, affordable, and sustainable meat, fish, and dairy — from plants. In order to achieve our mission, we’re accelerating our product lineup and adding new and delicious products, like Impossible™ Pork Made From Plants (opens in a new tab)to the menu. 

Read on for a quick overview of our product portfolio so you can pick which meat made from plants (if not all!) is best for your menu.

Impossible™ Pork Made From Plants

What is Impossible™ Pork?

Impossible Pork is award-winning meat, made from plants, for people who love eating ground pork. It boasts the fatty taste and springy texture diners love, without the environmental impacts. In fact, Impossible Pork is so good, it was preferred over pork from pigs in a blind taste test!*

What is in Impossible Pork?

Impossible Pork contains a mixture of plant-based ingredients like soy, coconut oil and sunflower oil, as well as heme, vitamins and minerals. It contains no gluten, animal hormones or antibiotics, has 18g of protein per 4 oz serving and is a good source of iron, zinc, calcium, potassium and B vitamins. Impossible Pork also contains 37% fewer calories, 59% less total fat and 36% saturated fat than pork from pigs, with similar amounts of protein**.

What dishes can you make with Impossible Pork? 

Impossible Pork is delicious in any ground pork dish, including spring rolls, stuffed vegetables, dumplings, wontons, meatballs or sausage. Like ground meat from pigs, Impossible Pork is characterized by its savory neutrality, adding depth and umami richness without being gamey or overpowering.

How do you cook Impossible Pork?

Impossible Pork cooks, sizzles and handles like ground pork from pigs. It can be cooked on any surface, and in any way ground pork is cooked including: steam, boil, stir fry, braise/sear, deep fry, bake, grill and simmered in broth. Impossible Pork is fully cooked when the internal temperature is 71°C / 160°F.

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Impossible™ Sausage Made From Plants

What is Impossible™ Sausage Made From Plants?

Our award-winning Impossible™ Sausage comes in fully cooked, perfectly seasoned patties that are perfect for breakfast, or any time of day! Made for meat eaters who love the spicy, savory, crave-worthy taste of sausage, from plants. 

How do we know? Well, just like Impossible Pork, Impossible Sausage was preferred over the leading pork sausage in a blind taste test by meat - eating consumers*** and called ‘one of the most successful plant-based food launches in modern history(opens in a new tab)’.

What is in Impossible™ Sausage?

Impossible Sausage contains a mixture of plant-based ingredients like soy, coconut oil and sunflower oil, as well heme, vitamins and minerals. It contains no gluten, animal hormones or antibiotics and has 45% fewer calories, 60% less total fat and 55% saturated fat than the leading foodservice pork sausage, with the same amount of protein.𛲅

What dishes can you make with Impossible Sausage? 

Impossible Sausage is great for breakfast or any time of day. Add to breakfast sandwiches and burritos for a convenient breakfast on the go, or add to pizza, pasta or biscuits and gravy for a delicious lunch or dinner option that will give diners what they crave. Want more inspiration? Read our blog on how easy it is to add Impossible Sausage to the menu. (opens in a new tab)

How do you cook Impossible Sausage?

Impossible Sausage patties come pre-cooked, and can be prepared from a thawed or frozen state. We believe they are best prepared on a flat-top griddle or in a sauté pan, but they can also be cooked on a grill, turbochef, convection oven, deep fryer, or microwave. For a juicy, delicious sausage patty, we recommend reheating each patty to no more than 140°F.

What is the difference between Impossible Pork and Impossible Sausage? 

Impossible Sausage comes in pre-formed, perfectly seasoned and fully cooked patties that are perfect for adding to breakfast items or lunch/dinner items calling for ground pork sausage.

Impossible Pork comes in a 2.2lb bulk package, has a classically neutral flavor, and is suited for any recipe that calls for ground pork. Popular menu items include meatballs, dumplings, tacos, shumai and spaghetti bolognese.

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Impossible™ Burger

What is Impossible Burger?

Impossible Burger is our award-winning ground meat, made from plants. First launched in 2016, our burger has become a cult classic referenced in iconic television shows, loved by food industry writers and supported by many celebrities and influencers. 

What is in Impossible Burger?

Impossible Burger contains a mixture of plant-based ingredients like soy, potato, coconut oil and sunflower oil, as well as heme, vitamins and minerals. With 19g of protein per 4oz serving, it contains no gluten, animal hormones or antibiotics, is halal and kosher certified, and has 35% less total fat than 80/20 ground beef from cows.𛲅𛲅 

What dishes can you make with Impossible Burger? 

The possibilities are endless! Impossible Burger is a 1:1 substitute for ground beef and can be added to any dish, from sliders to tacos, chili cheese fries, pizza, sandwiches, gyros -- you name it!  

How do you cook Impossible Burger?

Impossible Burger is a versatile ingredient and can be used in all the same applications as conventional beef. It performs well with a wide range of spices, aromatics, and cooking applications such as sautés, fillings, baking/roasting, braising, and soups & sauces. Impossible Burger is fully cooked when the internal temperature is 71°C / 160°F.

What is the difference between Impossible Pork and Impossible Burger? 

In general, beef is very flavor-forward, bold and present in any build, from burgers to steak tartare. Pork is characterized primarily by its subtlety, neutrality and delicate flavor profile; we see it as a savory, umami-heavy vehicle to carry additional flavors, from ginger to garlic to parsley to citrus notes. 

Here are a few other differences:

  • Flavor - Pork has a different fat composition than beef, and we incorporated that difference in Impossible™ Pork by replicating the delicious, fatty flavor of pork and its juicy mouthfeel.

  • Texture  - Pork is generally softer than beef, so Impossible Pork is softer and springier. Impossible Burger has a similar texture to ground beef from cows, and as a result is firmer when cooked. 

In terms of BOH preparation, both meats sizzle, cook and handle like their animal counterparts and are ready when the internal temperature is 160°F.

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Ready to put more meat made from plants on the menu? Request a sample today!(opens in a new tab)


*​​In a blind taste test of 205 consumers in Hong Kong, Impossible Pork Made From Plants was preferred 54% to 46% over ground pork from pigs, scoring higher on all attributes tested, including overall liking, appearance liking, flavor liking, texture liking, and purchase intent. 

**USDA 70/30 Ground Pork contains 350 calories, 32 g of total fat, 11 g of saturated fat, 17g protein and 85 mg of cholesterol while Impossible Pork contains 220 calories, 13 g of total fat, 7 g of saturated fat, 18g protein and 0 mg of cholesterol per 4 oz (113 g) serving.

***In a test of over 200 U.S. consumers, an Impossible™ Sausage Patty Made From Plants breakfast sandwich was preferred 54% to 46% over the same breakfast sandwich build made with the leading brand.

𛲅 The leading foodservice pork sausage contains 190 calories, 18 g total fat, 6 g saturated fat and 5g protein while Impossible Sausage Made From Plants contains 100 calories, 7 g total fat, 2.5g saturated fat and 6g protein per 45g serving.

𛲅𛲅 80/20 ground beef contains 23 g total fat while Impossible Burger contains 14 g total fat per 4 oz serving

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