Cooked Medium Rare? This ‘Bloody’ Burger Is Actually Vegan | Live Science

There’s a new “bloody” burger in town, but this one is entirely vegan. The juicy patty contains exactly zero animal products, but because of a bright red molecule called heme, it looks like a hamburger served medium rare, said the burger’s creators, Impossible Foods.

The new delicacy, called the Impossible Burger, contains a number of ingredients, including wheat protein for chewiness, coconut oil for its fatty flavor and potato protein to help the burger cook like meat, Impossible Foods (IF) said. But the star ingredient is leghemoglobin, a protein that occurs naturally in the root nodules of soybean plants, the company said.

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