gardein™ is a wholesome range of tasty plant-based foods with a meaty texture. it’s made from soy, wheat and pea proteins, vegetables and ancient grains (quinoa, amaranth, millet and kamut®). gardein™ is easy to digest and free of cholesterol, trans and saturated fats. the majority of gardein™ foods are a good source of fiber and low fat too. gardein™ is also animal and dairy free.
gardein frozen products use a date of manufacture coding system known as the "julian code". here is an example of the code: 2280 13:25 1st number (in this case 2) = last digit of the year (2012) next 3 numbers (in this case 280) = the day of the year (280th day of the year is october 7th) 13:25 (24 hour clock) = 1:25 this product was made on october 7, 2012 at 1:25pm. gardein products have a shelf life of 12 months from date of manufacture.
gardein™ is complete protein - containing all the essential amino acids. it’s easy to digest and free of cholesterol, and trans fats. the majority of gardein™ foods also provide a good source of fiber.
gardein™ foods can be barbequed, prepared on the stovetop or cooked in the oven or microwave - basically, all the traditional ways of cooking. our packaging gives the best cooking instructions for each style.
think of how bread or pasta is made: gardein™ is made using a similar approach. we mix water, flour, veggies, grains, flavors and spices together to create the ‘dough’, form it and cook it to give gardein™ its fibrous look and its meaty mouth-feel.
we‘re constantly expanding our distribution. please check the ‘where to buy’ section. you can find it in the produce department or the deli section. if you can’t find gardein™ foods in your area, please talk to your local grocer about carrying it!
wherever possible, we use the best organic and certified non-GMO ingredients, with the majority coming from North American farms. we like to diversify our proteins by using wheat, soy and pea proteins. we’re also the first company of our kind to add ancient grains—quinoa, amaranth, millet and kamut®. some of our spices come from India and our grains from South America.
the soybean contains all eight essential amino acids and exceeds even meat in the amount of usable protein it can deliver to the human body. other good sources are potatoes, whole wheat bread, rice, broccoli, spinach, almonds, peas, chickpeas, peanut butter, tofu (soybean curd), soymilk, lentils and kale.
gardein™ is not considered 'ready to eat' product. The taste and texture of gardein is best when heated and should not be eaten raw or cold. please follow gardein™ packaging for the best cooking instructions.