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What is Planted?

Simply put, Planted is meat from plants.

At Planted , we believe that meat as we know it doesn't have to come from an animal. There is a better, healthier and tastier way to feed ourselves and the planet. We create delicious, nutritious, sustainable and succulent protein made exclusively from plants. Natural resources are conserved and animals are respected. Our contribution in the fight against climate change, with a positive impact on our health. Too good to be true? Try it out.

Where can I find Planted?

Find all our locations here.

Are Planted products vegan?

We can assure you that no animals are involved in the production of our plant-based meat. Planted is 100% plant-based, natural and vegan. All of our products carry the vegan V-label.

Is Planted really more sustainable than meat?

Yes. Compared to conventional meat production, we emit 74% less greenhouse gases and use 29% less water with planted.chicken Natur. By eliminating the animal in the value chain, we are much more efficient in the production of proteins. Find out more here.

Why do Planted products look like real meat?

To have a real impact on the planet, our eating habits must change. One of the best ways to do this is to promote a plant-based diet that tastes good even to stubborn meat eaters. We know that old habits are hard to change, so we have developed technology to mimic the taste, texture and nutritional properties of meat. What's good about it? We achieve this without breeding an animal, without having to feed and slaughter it.

How are Planted products made?

The production process is known as wet extrusion. Extrusion is a process that was originally developed for rubber processing, but since the 1960s has also been used in the food industry for peanut puffs, cornflakes, spaghetti and now the new planted.chicken.

The process is key to the second generation of plant-based meat substitutes, because it allows extracted plant proteins, which are spherical at the microscopic level, to be converted to the fibrous, elongated shape of animal muscle fibre proteins. The ingredients in the extruder are heated and put under pressure by means of two rotating screws, while simultaneously under high shear similar to a pasta maker. This creates a dough that is pressed through a nozzle and cooled.

In this way, we can convert plant material to the fibrous structure of meat by applying nothing more than heat, pressure and shear. The best raw materials and the right parameters are chosen for our unique setup in this innovative process without requiring chemical additives.

What ingredients are in planted.chicken?

We use only 4 completely natural ingredients for our planted.chicken nature: pea protein, pea fiber, canola oil and water. Additionally we add a healthy portion of vitamin B12. We do not use any flavouring or preservatives, chemical additives, soy, gluten, lactose or GMO ingredients.

Where do the ingredients come from?

Here are the source indications for the ingredients:

Pea protein: Western Europe

Pea fibre: Western Europe

Rapeseed oil: Switzerland

Water: Switzerland

Sunflower protein: Europe (Bulgaria)

Oat protein: Europe (Sweden)

Are you planning to make more Planted products?

Yes. We see ourselves as a foodtech start-up and place great emphasis on research and R&D. We are constantly experimenting and texturing with different plant proteins and will bring more products to the market.

Which salt do you use for planted.chicken Natur?

We do not add salt to planted.chicken Natur. The salt contained comes naturally with the ingredients mentioned.

Do you use genetically modified ingredients?

No, Planted products are 100% GMO-free. All of our ingredients are cultivated in the exact same way they have been for thousands of years, without any genetic modification. We at Planted don't like to play with nature, and we will never use genetically modified ingredients in our products.

Is Planted safe for me to eat if I'm allergic to walnuts or other nuts?

Our products do not contain any peanuts or other nuts. However, peas are legumes, and people with severe allergies to legumes such as peanuts should be cautious when eating pea protein, as it does carry the risk of triggering an allergic reaction.

Are Planted products gluten-free?

We do not use any gluten-containing ingredients or gluten as a binding agent in the production of planted.chicken. However, due to the manufacturing process, we cannot completely exclude the possibility that minimal amounts of wheat come into contact with the product. For planted.pulled and planted.schnitzel, we use sunflower and oat protein in addition to peas. The latter can cause problems for people with gluten or avenin intolerance and we therefore do not recommend consumption."

What is the purine content of Planted products?

Unfortunately we can't give an exact value for the purine content in our product. Peas, like other legumes, naturally contain some amount of purin. This unfortunately means that our product is not suitable for those with gout to eat.

How do I dispose of the cold bag?

The insulated bag is made of recycled paper and is 100% recyclable. In Switzerland and France you can easily dispose of the packaging with the usual cardboard, in Germany, Austria and the UK with the waste paper. But you can also reuse the insulated bag, it is great for cooling food.

How do I dispose of the cold packs?

Of course you can reuse the cooling pads as often as you like. But if you don't need them anymore you can dispose of them as follows: They are filled with pure tap water - that means you can cut the cooling pad open and pour the water into the drain. The plastic cover can then be disposed of with the regular waste or with the recyclable waste.

What is the shelf life of Planted products? 

If you order via the online shop: At least 14 days after receipt in chilled condition. In retail: See best before date.

Can Planted freeze products?

We do not recommend freezing, as it can lead to a loss of quality. Orders from the web shop have already been frozen once and will be defrosted by post, packages from the retail trade have never been frozen before. 

Are Planted products certified organic? 

Our planted.chicken is currently not certified organic. But we're working on being able to offer a certified organic product soon.

Why do you use plastic for the packaging?

So far, we have not found a convincing solution that allows us to completely eliminate plastic from our retail packaging.

Why is that?

Well, our packaging must adequately protect the product and maximise its shelf life. Otherwise, more of our product would end up in the trash. Avoiding this is our top priority. After all, any reduction in our environmental footprint through packaging optimisations would be more than cancelled out by the waste of resources that throwing away the finished product entails. However, we are staying on it and continue to look for better solutions. For example, we are currently trying to extend the shelf life of our products naturally, which could give us more freedom in our choice of packaging materials.

Can I always change the varieties when I subscribe?

If you want to reassemble the varieties, you must cancel your existing subscription and buy a new one. This also applies to the desired order quantity.

How does the billing work with the subscription?

It's very simple: when you take out your subscription, you enter your credit card. Every 3 weeks we will send you the desired amount Planted and charge the amount to your credit card.

Can I invest in Planted? 

Planted is currently privately financed and does not need any new investors at the moment. Of course we communicate everything about funding through our channels. Sign up for our newsletter or follow us on social media and stay up to date. 

How do I prepare Planted correctly?

We love our product and we want you to love it too. That's why we've created a cookbook with easy, healthy and delicious recipes and tips & tricks for cooking with Planted . You can find them all here.

What are the nutritional values of Planted products?

The nutrition values are listed at eatplanted.com/products.

Can I hire Planted for events?

Yes, you can. Just send us an email to events@eatplanted.com and let us know what you have in mind. We look forward to your request!

Can I offer Planted products in my restaurant?

Sure! On the one hand we offer Planted for the gastronomy, on the other hand we are always looking for partners who would like to distribute Planted as resellers. Just send an email to foodservice@eatplanted.com.

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