Of all veggie burgers, the best is made from kelp

of all veggie burgers, the best is made from kelp

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I love a good burger, but I’m getting more and more interested in the bun (that has to be a potato bun) and the condiments (charred onion, Dijon, and a juicy tomato, please!) When I decided to eat less meat they were vegetarian Burger an obvious swap. I knew I would find some tasty options – and I did – but I wasn’t expecting to find a burger that I really craved. And I definitely didn’t expect this burger to be made from seaweed.

The veggie burgers I’m talking about are the latest products from AKUA, a company that has been selling seaweed in the form of dried jerky since 2019. What I love about these burgers, although the ingredient list includes mushrooms, pea protein, and black beans, and quinoa, is that its texture is uniform – no stray corn kernels or bean shells in sight. It’s tough, salty, and smoky, and although nothing screams “algae” about the taste, there is definitely a note of brine in it. In terms of size, this veggie burger is thick enough to show its presence but thin enough to leave room for all of the toppings I love. I would eat it even if it wasn’t made from some super cool planet-saving seaweed.

Quick Introduction to Seaweed: When grown in the ocean, seaweed is a zero input plant, d! And kelp is not only less maintenance than your pandemic haircut, it gives something back: the crop actually pulls carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. According to the BBC, scientists estimate that algae of all types (including seaweed!) Sequester nearly 200 million tons of greenhouse gases each year – that’s as many as New York State’s total annual emissions. It’s so nice when sustainability and enjoyment work together.

AKUA veggie burgers are delivered frozen and can go straight from the freezer to the grill (or pan). When I make them, I start my onions first, then toss in the burgers five minutes before the alliums are charred to my liking. Just a few minutes on each side are enough to heat the burgers through and sear them nicely. Then all you have to do is assemble and pitch a cold bev. AKUA, if you’re reading this, I have three words for you: Seaweed beer, please.

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Amanda Litchford

Making delicious meals and researching products has inspired me as a stay at home mom to start this website in helping out others who don’t have the time or expertise in the kitchen.

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