Hey, on top of K-pop, swing dancing and the movies, here’s another thing where Koreans are scoring a home run. I present to you … Unlimeat Plant-Based Pulled Pork Original! Product of KOREA.
From frozen, we fried this up in a pan, no extra flavorings, and it was DELICIOUS. Nutrition-wise, it was quite a bit of sodium … however, wouldn’t that also be the case with regular pulled pork from pigs? What I like is that Unlimeat Plant-Based Pulled Pork Original is made with soy, which is a complete protein.
Yes, per the nutrition facts label, Unlimeat Plant-Based Pulled Pork Original is actually a decent source of protein … thirteen (13) grams of protein per 250 calories. Not super protein-dense, but that’s a lot better, protein-wise, than something like BBQ jackfruit.
We bought this in the frozen food section at Grocery Outlet … maybe for two dollars? Because it was Grocery Outlet (USA-based discount store). I’ve never seen this product anywhere wise . Have you? Readers, please comment to let us know if you’ve seen this and if so, which country you found it in.
Another interesting thing I learned from the back of the box … Unlimeat Plant-Based Pulled Pork Original is made with upcycled food stuffs, parts of agricultural crops that might otherwise be discarded. Pretty wonderful that this is upcycled and yet very tasty and a good source of protein, too.
I checked into Unlimeat – Product of Korea. Here’s what it says in a letter from Keumchae
Min, founder and CEO, in the About Section on the Unlimeat web site.
“I started UNLIMEAT to address the issue of food waste in my home country, South Korea. My career involved visiting many farms, where I saw firsthand the amount of food going to waste, and began working on a solution: Upcycling. I learned that excess grains like wheat and rice had many uses, and eventually realized that upcycled plants could be used for plant-based meats.”
“We use upcycled, wholesome proteins to make delicious plant-based meats designed for diverse global cuisines. We want to accelerate the transition to plant-based eating by making it convenient and delicious for consumers. That is why we’re relentlessly finding ways to expand our offerings, from Korean BBQ to Pulled Pork, Pepperoni and Dumplings to Katsu, using diverse plant ingredients, not just soy and pea protein. We believe that plant-based meats can be for everyone and work with every type of cooking and cuisine. That’s why we call ourselves UNLIMEAT – Unlimited Meat.”
According to the Unlimeat web site, a product launch is current happening in the USA. Hurray!
Whether you are in Korea or any other country around the world, have you tried Unlimeat yet? Would love to hear about your experience.
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