Why Plant-Based Sausage?
Can a sausage be plant-based and still taste good? Absolutely!
Where are you on your plant-based food journey? Eating more plants to be kinder to your body? Eating less meat to be kinder to the planet? Eating more food that isn’t, well, other animals?
People try High Peaks plant-based sausages for all sorts of reasons. What keeps them coming back is the taste.
Plant-based, vegan sausages filled with goodness.
Plant-based food is having a moment. Research has shown that people who eat more plants experience lower rates of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers, among other diseases. Given that, what’s not to love about plants?
But let’s unpack that idea of eating more plants for a second—“eating more plants” means Eating. More. Plants. It’s not just about eating more food that’s not beef or chicken or pork.
That’s important because some meatless sausages out there have been engineered in a lab, and come with ingredients like pea protein isolate, leghemoglobin, methylcellulose, and maltodextrin. And that’s fine if you like engineered meat substitutes…but not so much if you’re trying to add more plants to your diet—or trying to discover the good stuff of life.
At High Peaks, we believe there are no limits to how good life can be. We believe in real food with an integrity to ingredients—ingredients you can pronounce, ingredients you’re familiar with. We’re talking whole-food plant ingredients like white beans, green and red bell peppers, basil, onions, wild mushrooms. No nitrates. No preservatives. No meat.
Here’s what we’re talking about. Check out the ingredients for each of our High Peaks meatless sausages:
High Peaks Italian-Style plant-based meat sausage ingredients:
Water, wheat gluten, white beans (white beans, water, sea salt), green and red bell peppers, sunflower oil, flaxseeds, nutritional yeast, vinegar, basil, sea salt, onions, fennel seeds, paprika, black pepper, red pepper.
High Peaks Sweet Apple plant-based meat sausage ingredients:
Water, vital wheat gluten, white beans (white beans, water, sea salt), sunflower seed oil, dried apples, maple syrup, flax meal, nutritional yeast, onions, sea salt, sage, paprika, smoked paprika, thyme, black pepper.
High Peaks Wild Mushroom plant-based meat sausage ingredients:
Water, vital wheat gluten, white beans (white beans, water, sea salt), sunflower seed oil, flax meal, nutritional yeast, dried porcini mushrooms, basil, onions, sea salt, garlic, oregano, black pepper.
High Peaks Sunrise Trail Mix plant-based meat sausage ingredients:
Water, wheat gluten, white beans (white beans, water, sea salt), sunflower oil, dried cranberries (cranberries, sugar, sunflower oil), maple syrup, sunflower seeds, flaxseeds, whole grain oats and quinoa blend, dried apples, vinegar, sea salt, pumpkin seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg.
Just delicious, plant-based sausages loaded with savory spices and filled with goodness.
Real food made simply
As third generation sausage makers, we know that what you put into a sausage makes all the difference. You want a great-tasting sausage? Begin with great-tasting ingredients. We do just that at High Peaks.
We’re not too sure what pea protein isolate, leghemoglobin, methylcellulose, or maltodextrin taste like, but we’re pretty sure they don’t stand a chance against the whole, fresh food we use to fill our High Peaks meatless sausages.