Local convenience store chain FamilyMart has introduced plant-based patties from Beyond Meat to its outlets across Taiwan, according to the statement released by the company on Wednesday.
The announcement comes in response to the growing number of people who have expressed interest in a vegetarian or vegan diet.
A recent survey shows that by the year 2030, the global revenue of plant-based meat substitutes would top US$85 billion (NT$2.5 trillion), the company said.
According to the statement, the meat substitutes used in the burger are made of various plants, such as pea and beet, meaning that this kind of product is not only suitable for consumers looking for vegan choice but also those looking for a healthier diet.
而未來肉品可不是外國獨有，臺灣本土食品公司寬泰食品在14日舉辦的Meet Taipei創新創業嘉年華上，也正式亮相成功研發全植物肉蛋白產品，堪稱「台灣版Beyond Meat」。
An increasing number of meatless burgers and plant-based meat substitutes have been available in Taiwan in recent months.
Taiwan-based Quanfood International Co. Ltd also announced the successful development of plant-based meat-like products earlier this month, earning itself the title of “Taiwan-version of Beyond Meat.”