PARSIPPANY, NJ. — Franklin Farms is fusing frozen functional foods with plant-based products in its new line of Alpha Nine Omega Plant Based Burgers.
Vegan and non-GMO, the burgers are made with tofu, soy protein, textured wheat protein and canola oil. Each 2.5-oz burger patty provides 15 to 17 grams of plant-based protein.
“Our new Franklin Farms burger patties are delicious and healthy,” said Kenny Sung, chief executive officer of Keystone Natural Holdings, parent company of Franklin Farms. “They’re 100% plant-based, non-GMO, cholesterol free and provide nine essential amino acids and nutrients, protein, and a great texture. Each easy-to-prepare patty provides more protein content than many other traditional frozen veggie burgers and is available in a variety of flavor profiles to fit consumers’ taste while offering an ‘around the world’ cuisine experience.”
Alpha Nine Omega burgers come in five varieties: Mediterranean, Sriracha Thai Chili, K.C. BBQ, Korean Style BBQ, and Smoked Salsa Chipotle.
The Mediterranean burger is made with zucchini, brown sugar, red peppers, onions, sea salt, olives, spices, garlic and lemon peel. Each patty contains 180 calories, 15 grams of protein and 10 grams of fat.
The Sriracha Thai Chili burger features red bell peppers, spices, garlic, lemongrass, carrots, edamame, onion, brown sugar and sea salt. Each patty contains 170 calories, 15 grams of protein and 9 grams of fat.
The KC BBQ burger contains brown sugar, carrots, corn, onion, sea salt, tomato, garlic, smoke flavor, molasses and spice. Each patty contains 170 calories, 16 grams of protein and 8 grams of fat.
The Korean Style BBQ burger includes soy sauce, sesame seeds, roasted sesame oil, green onion, mushroom, zucchini and onion. Each patty contains 170 calories, 15 grams of protein and 9 grams of fat.
The Smoked Salsa Chipotle burger blends corn, onion, red pepper, carrots, brown sugar, spices, sea salt, garlic, smoke flavor and paprika. Each patty contains 170 calories, 17 grams of protein and 9 grams of fat.
“We chose a name that says it all,” said Cindy Wong, vice president of sales for Franklin Farms. “Named for the first and last letters in the Greek alphabet, alpha and omega, Alpha Nine Omega Plant-Based Burgers are made with tofu and packed with the nine essential amino acids our bodies need, from beginning to end. In the past, farmers would use hot irons to brand their cattle with Roman numerals. These days, we’re sparing the cows and putting our mark on delicious plant-based burgers instead. Alpha Nine Omega also represents the beginning of a new kind of plant-based burger and the end of a search, because now consumers can have a satisfying, delicious high-protein, plant-based burger at home.”