As a vegetarian, I am told that I am missing out on meat. Meat-eaters talk about its texture and taste. They crave its feel and energy boost.

There is now an alternative for vegetarians — plant-based meat. It is part of the booming alternative protein industry.

These plant-based meat patties mimic the feel of meat. They have the nutritional qualities of meat in terms of protein content. A plant-based meat patty is made of ingredients such as peas and mung. It even bleeds like a steak would, thanks to the use of beetroot. The only difference is that it does not involve the slaughter of animals.

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