New in the Market: Field Roast Grain Meats

by Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN on August 28, 2018 · 0 comments

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. 

Field Roast, uses vital wheat gluten, which is the pure wheat protein extracted from wheat flour, to make meat-like products from grains. The company’s goal is to redefine “meat” similar to the way milk has been redefined to include not only cow’s milk but now we have soy milk, rice milk, and nut milks. Field Roast makes a wide assortment of grain meats, is based in Seattle, and offers tours of their plant.

We tasted 6 products.

Grain Meat Sausages are available in three flavors with 4 sausages per package. Each sausage is 3.2 ounces and comes in a BPA-free plastic casing which needs to be removed before cooking. We grilled and pan-fried the sausages and they held their shaped and had a real sausage mouthfeel. The sausages can also be broken up to add to sauces, scrambles or stir-fries.

Italian is seasoned with eggplant, red wine and garlic. One sausage has 220 calories, 8 grams of fat, 25 grams of protein, 13 grams of carb (2 grams of sugar) and 600 milligrams of sodium.

Mexican Chipotleis seasoned with a blend of peppers, garlic and onions. One sausage has 230 calories, 8 grams of fat, 28 grams of protein, 11 grams of carb (2 grams of sugar) and 580 milligrams of sodium.

Smoked Apple Sage is seasoned with granny smith apples and Yukon Gold potatoes. One sausage has 220 calories, 8 grams of fat, 23 grams of protein, 16 grams of carb (4 grams of sugar) and 560 milligrams of sodium.

Frankfurters come 6 to a pack and are 2.66 ounces each. They, too, are in a plastic casing which needs to be removed before cooking. The frankfurters can be boiled, grilled, pan fried or heated in the microwave and they hold their shape. One frank has 200 calories, 10 grams of fat, 21 grams of protein, 5 grams of carb (2 grams of sugar and 2 grams of fiber) and 710 milligrams of sodium. Field Roast Frankfurters can be found in major baseball stadiums around the country and has been awarded the best vegan choice.

Fieldburgers come 4 burgers to a pack, each 3.25 ounces, flavored with barley and vegetables. They hold their shape and do not crumble during cooking. Our tasters voted Fieldburgers their favorite. One burger has 340 calories, 24 grams of fat, 22 grams of protein, 9 grams of carb (a trace of sugar and 2 grams of fiber) and 510 milligrams of sodium.

Breakfast Sausage Apple Maple come 12 to a pack and do not have a casing that needs to be removed. Two sausages have 100 calories, 3.5 grams of fat, 10 grams of protein, 7 grams of carb (3 grams of sugar and 2 grams of fiber), and 320 milligrams of sodium.

All Field Roast grain meats have a shelf-life of 1 year in the freezer or 65 days refrigerated.

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