‘Healthy’ M&S vegan meals found to contain nearly ten times more sugar than meat alternatives
So-called healthy vegan M&S meals have been found to contain almost ten times more sugar than meat-based alternatives.
The Plant Kitchen Butternut Almond and Pecan Nut Roast Ready Meal has a whopping 34 grams of sugar and 5 grams of salt.
This compares to just 3.6g of sugar and 1.65g of salt in a meat-based M&S Roast Beef Yorkshire Pudding Meal.
And some of its Asian ready-to-eat vegetarian meals contain almost twice the amount of dangerous saturated fats and salt as meat dishes.
Shoppers were urged to check labels following our investigation of plant-based meals.
Health experts recommend no more than 30g of sugar, seven teaspoons per day and 6g of salt.
Sainsbury’s vegan meals were also loaded with unhealthy content.
Tam Fry of the National Obesity Forum said, “Vegans should not be fooled into eating foods that are high in fat, sugar and salt.”
Action on Salt’s Zoe Davies added that “a label ‘plant-based’ or ‘vegan’ does not automatically qualify a product as healthy”.
https://www.the-sun.com/health/7315586/healthy-vegan-meals-more-sugar-meat-alternatives/ ‘Healthy’ M&S vegan meals found to contain nearly ten times more sugar than meat alternatives