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Fun Friday Food Facts, Vol. 18

13th May 2022 - 06:22
To celebrate our Plant-Based Week (9-13 May) we have found some interesting plant-based facts for you to enjoy this morning.
  • Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton set up a plant-based burger chain in the Autumn of 2019.
  • According to a survey the most popular reasons given for adopting a plant-based diet included not agreeing with eating meat (53%), environmental reasons (52%) and to be healthier (42%).
  • If the UK’s 8.2 million school children swapped just one red-meat dish for a plant-based option each week, it would result in a reduction of 2.75 million tonnes of greenhouse gases – the equivalent to taking 900,000 cars off the road.
  • To produce one quarter pounder it takes the same energy as charging a mobile phone for six months.
  • There are about 500m vegetarians in India, with 1% of these, or 5m, following a strict vegan diet.
  • Nutritional yeast is a popular substitute for cheese in plant-based cooking, when cooked the small flakes develop a creamy texture with a cheesy, nutty flavour.
Written by
Edward Waddell