Impossible Foods Bareburger and Umami Burger expand their offerings
Umami Burger is now offering the Impossible Burger at its Soma, Marina, Oakland and Palo Alto, Calif., locations. The $16 burger features two Impossible Burger patties, caramelized onions, American cheese, miso-mustard house spread, dill pickles, lettuce and tomato.
The Impossible Burger is made with wheat protein, potato protein, coconut oil, carbohydrates from a Japanese yam called konjac, xanthan gum, natural flavors, vitamins and heme, a protein that’s abundant in the red blood cells of animals, although Impossible Foods gets it from meatless sources. The manufacturer said the Impossible Burger uses 75% less water and 95% less land than conventional ground beef, and generates 87% fewer greenhouse gases. In a separate press release, Impossible Foods said it expected to scale up production at its new manufacturing plant in Oakland, Calif., later this year. The 67,000-square-foot plant had the capacity to make 250 times the amount of burgers currently produced at Impossible Foods’ plants in Redwood City, Calif., and in New Jersey, the company said.