Online healthy food retailer, musclefood, has created vegan bacon made entirely from strips of parsnips.
Many people say they could not go vegan if it meant giving up bacon, but we vegans have plenty of options available to us when it comes to replacing the tastes and textures of bacon.
From tofu to aubergines, vegan cooks have long been getting creative with making bacon alternatives from a variety of different vegetables and ingredients.
Now online healthy food retailer, musclefood, is getting in on the action by launching its own vegan bacon made entirely from strips of parsnips.
According to the website, the meat-free bacon has an “unbelievably delicious flavour and a succulently moist, crispy texture that’s undeniably ‘meaty’.”
Available to purchase from musclefood.com, the vegan bacon comes in a kit, priced at £1.50, featuring ready-cut parsnip strips and a mouth-watering marinade made from liquid smoke, yeast, garlic, soy sauce, and black pepper for a delicious umami flavour.
Not only is the bacon meat-free, but it’s also made with all-natural ingredients and contains no artificial colours or preservatives.
To make the vegan bacon at home, simply marinade the parsnip for half an hour before placing the slices into a pre-heated regular oven on a lined baking tray for around 12 to 15 minutes.
“It can sometimes be hard for Brits who want to cut down their intake of animal products to get over the hurdle of giving up foods they’ve grown fond of over the years,” Amy Kershaw, Head of Product Innovation at musclefood.com, said in a statement sent to Plant Based News.
“A comforting bacon butty or a filling fry up are staples of our national cuisine, so we’ve decided to dispel the myth that following a vegan diet or cutting down on meat has to be about abstinence.
“Our new completely plant-based bacon kit means that you can enjoy a fresh and healthy alternative to real bacon, without fuelling concerns about harming animals or the planet.
“By following a few simple steps provided with the ingredients, home cooks can turn humble parsnips into tempting vegan bacon ready for the breakfast table or other meals.”