A South Dakota veterinarian issued a warning about imitation meat products like Burger King’s Impossible Whopper, but other experts say the fear surrounding soy products is overblown.
Dr. James Stangle originally rang the alarm bells on Dec. 20 in Tri-State Livestock News.
“The impossible whopper patty is made from 24 ingredients,” Stangle wrote. “The most important ingredient is soy protein. The whopper patty has just one ingredient. That would be beef.”
The Impossible Whopper is a burger with a patty made from plants, including soy, instead of beef.
“The impossible whopper has 44 mg of estrogen and the whopper has 2.5 ng of estrogen,” he explained.
“Now let me refresh your metric system. There are 1 million nanograms (ng) in one milligram (mg). That means an impossible whopper has 18 million times as much estrogen as a regular whopper.”