Chicago-based Upton’s Naturals (uptonsnaturals.com) debuts Taco Style Crumbles made from fava beans. High in protein (9 grams per serving) and low in both fat and calories, the pre-seasoned, heat-and-eat, refrigerated crumbles mimic the mouthfeel and texture of slow-cooked ground beef. They’re 100% vegan, certified plant-based, Kosher Pareve and free from gluten, soy, oil, added sugar and cholesterol. Offered in 8-ounce packages (six per case), the Crumbles are expected to retail for $5.99.
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