Good Chefs! How are you? Today we bring you a very special post in which we will discover the heura, the dish everyone is talking about and that they claim as the alternative veggiethat is going to dethrone the legendary chicken dish we all eat from time immemorial. In Spain, there are already more than three million people who follow a vegan diet, vegetarian or “flexitarian” and this trend is increasing considerably, so if you are also interesadx in these practice to encourage you to discover this dish with us. Let’s go there!
Where does it come from the Heura and why it is an alternative vegetable to the chicken meat?
The creator of this food so revolutionary has first name and last name: Marc Coloma, he is the founder of a startup from barcelona called “Foods for Tomorrow“, which argues for the creation of organic foods and 100% plant.
With innovative methods and using the technique of “extrusion” wet, this company has managed to create, from a well-known legume, a texture, taste and appearance very similar to that of the chicken, creating a complete food substitute more healthy and plant that ever. The raw material from which this product is the soybean, a legume very beneficial for our body as we explain in our post properties and benefits: it Is rich in fiber and has a great amount of minerals and vitamins that our body needs on a daily basis.
Benefits and ingredients of the Heura
One of the problems that you have to face if you decide to reduce the consumption of meat is to find a substitute that provides the nutritional values enough to lead a healthy life and not see deficits in your body. This is not easy, but Heura is a food that makes that possible.
Contains moderate levels of iron, fiber, and b12. Contains No gluten, no cholesterol and is low in fat, making it a dish suitable for a healthy diet of loss of weight. Is presented with an aspect fibrous and fleshy, thanks to the processes of texturing to which it is subjected, so that also deceive the eye when I chose it above the meat or the chicken breast. It is for this that we can use this novel food in the recipes already prepared chicken as our Chicken Salad and Avocado or our recipe of Chicken Kung Pao, delicious options that you can now make the dishes vegan too.
Among its ingredients we can find water, sunflower oil, flavour, salt, spices, several, like the paprika, the pepper, the ginger, nutmeg, mace, and cardamom, and, of course, concentrated soy. Therefore, it offers a good combination of quality proteins, good fats and a variety of vitamins and minerals.
Disadvantages of the Heura: the exclusivity and the price
To be a new product on the market has a high price that reaches up to 27 euros per kilo, so that becomes an option exclusive and attainable only to a few pockets. Another of its weak points are its few points of sale, as only 10 months ago that is in the market and therefore can only be obtained in stores that specialize in products vegans or vegetarians. However, it is expected that your marketing progress during the year 2019 and Heura land in large areas very soon.