Are vegetarian sausages healthier than meat sausages?
March 22, 2012 1:40 PM Subscribe
Veggie sausages vs. meat sausages: Which is healthier?
posted by asnider to Food & Drink (24 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've been making a conscious effort to reduce the amount of meat that I eat over the past several months. The idea isn't necessarily to go vegetarian (though, I am starting to lean toward pescatarianism), but simply to reduce the amount of meat that I consume.
I tend not to buy meat analogues, but the last few times that I've been shopping, I've contemplated picking up some veggie sausages (not veggie dogs, which tend to taste terrible; just sausages). I've always put them back on the shelf because I worry that they are so highly processed that they're actually less healthy than meat sausages.
I realize that sausages, as a rule, aren't a particularly healthy food choice. With that in mind, which is the healthier option: meat or mock meat?
I can find plenty of information online about the supposed health benefits of soy and gluten-based "sausages." I can find plenty of information about the negative qualities of meat-based sausages. But I can't find any accurate comparison of the two. Recognizing that both options are unhealthy, which of the two is the healthier choice?