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Is Vegan 'Meat' Really Healthy?

With meatless diets on the rise, manufacturers have been making more meat substitutes. What's in them and are they even good for you?

Thanksgiving is an omnivore's delight, with dozens of veggie and grain dishes complementing heavy-duty entrees like turkey and ham. In recent years, vegetarians and vegans have had more and better options in this latter category, like the infamous tofurkey and the gloriously named hamalogue.

But are these faux meats any good? Flavor-wise, it's all matter of preparation and taste. But in terms of nutritional value, vegetarian protein replacements like tofu hold up just fine. You can get most of the nutrients your body requires, with much less of the fatty junk it doesn't need. In today's DNews report, international raconteur and noted gastronome Julian Huguet investigates the paradox of meatless meats.

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