What’s Really Inside a Meatless Burger?

Plant-based patties are great for the environment. But what about for your body?

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There are many reasons to cheer the arrival of plant-based burgers. But on the issue of health, the jury’s still out.

But Edwards warns that those figures don’t tell the whole story. “A standard burger you get at a restaurant has just as much salt, if not more,” she says. Consider the eye-popping 980 milligrams of sodium packed into a single Burger King Whopper.

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