The Umami Burger That Bleeds Like A Real Burger Is Made Of Plants

The Umami Burger That Bleeds Like A Real Burger Is Made Of PlantsPhoto Credit: Umami BurgerThe world’s only burger that looks, cooks, smells, and tastes like ground beef, but is made entirely without it, has made its way to Umami Burger at SLS in Las Vegas.

It’s revelations like this that make me believe wholly in the advancement of the sustainable food movement. Hopeful if anything. We now have a generation of people who understand eating is an ethical act in a way that no other generation has before.

Umami partnered with Impossible Food to make the nutritious meat-free burger called the “Umami Impossible Burger.” Impossible Foods makes delicious, nutritious meat and dairy products directly from plants– with a much smaller environmental footprint than those produced from animals.

The “Impossible” burger derives from that same principle. The “Umami Impossible Burger” uses 95% less land and 74% less water, and it’s 100% hormone, artificial ingredients, and antibiotics free. All the while creating 87% less of greenhouse emissions.

It’s by no means a vegan burger or aimed at the vegan crowd, but they can make a vegan alternative for you– just ask. The burger is currently served with two “Impossible” patties and topped with caramelized onions, American cheese, house spread, dill pickles, lettuce, tomatoes, and miso-mustard.

As our population expands, we’re going to need more sustainable foods. The “Umami Impossible Burger” is the first step towards high-tech breeds. With the rise of the vegan movement, this is the first step towards culinary advancement.