That's certainly not a black or white issue! There are many new products on the market being called "plant-based" which is often a euphemism for vegetarian or vegan products. As with any products you should look beyond the marketing and check the nutrition facts panel and the ingredients.
• How much sodium do they have?
• How much fat and saturated fat?
• Are they really a better choice?
Don't fall for slick marketing campaigns - be sure to be a smart shopper ... and of course you should also consider the price and the taste!
Leah McGrath, RDN, LDN
Ingles Markets Corporate Dietitian