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Morning Star Veggie Burger Nutritional Facts

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author image Debra McKenzie
Based in Chapel Hill, N.C., Debra McKenzie has been writing since 2001. Her work has appeared in journals, including "JADA" and "Obesity Research," and in the textbook "Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease." She holds a Master of Science in nutrition from University of Vermont and completed her dietetic internship at Meredith College.
Morning Star Veggie Burger Nutritional Facts
Veggie Burgers have a number of nutritional qualities. Photo Credit bhofack2/iStock/Getty Images

As nutrition experts continue to find reasons to avoid saturated fat and red meat, more people are moving to meat alternatives, and many companies are developing products to meet the demands as the trend away from meat extends to non-vegetarians. These products, like Kellogg's Morningstar Farms Veggie Pattie Burgers, are often foods resembling meat. The question is whether they make the grade when it comes to nutrition.

Serving Size and Calories

Each 67 g Garden Veggie Pattie is an individual serving and contains 110 calories. Each serving is worth one lean meat and two vegetable exchanges, important information for people following the American Dietetic and American Diabetes Associations' dietary exchange system.

Protein

Each burger contains 10 g of protein, providing 19 percent of the daily value for a 2,000-calorie diet. This is equal to the total protein provided by 1 oz. of ground round beef. The protein in the veggie patty is primarily from textured vegetable protein, a product made from soybeans and wheat gluten.

Carbohydrates

The Garden Burger provides 9 g of carbohydrates and, unlike beef, also contains 3 g of fiber, or 12 percent of the daily value for a 2,000-calorie diet. A traditional burger can provide this amount of fiber, but only after adding the whole grain bun.

Fat

The veggie burger contains 3.5 g of total fat, a half-gram of which is saturated fat. A 3 oz. beef patty made from ground round contains about 13 g of total fat, 5 g of which are artery-clogging saturated fat.

Vitamins and Minerals

The Morningstar Farm Veggie Burger contains 350 mg of sodium, or 15 percent of the daily value. This could be an issue for those with salt-sensitive high blood pressure, since experts suggest avoiding foods with more than 200 mg of sodium per serving. One patty also provides 4 percent of the daily values for vitamin A, calcium and iron, and 5 percent of the potassium daily value.

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