Applegate®, a natural and organic meat brand, introduced a line of organic blended burgers and meatballs designed to satisfy consumers who are mindful of their meat intake and its nutritional, ethical and environmental impact. The new, chef-crafted Well Carved™ product line combines meat with whole vegetables, legumes and grains, and continues the brand's mission – Changing The Meat We Eat®.
Applegate has long been a pioneer in the meat industry. For more than 30 years, it has led the way in eliminating antibiotics in livestock production and raising the bar on animal-welfare standards. Addressing new health and climate concerns is a natural next step.
To that end, all Well Carved™ products are made exclusively with organic meat and vegetables.
The company also has commissioned a rigorous, independent analysis to determine the environmental impacts, including greenhouse-gas emissions, of the Well Carved™ Grass-Fed Organic Beef Burger. The report estimates that the Applegate® product has 51% fewer greenhouse-gas emissions compared to a conventional all-beef burger patty. A nutritional analysis shows that Well Carved™ burgers and meatballs have fewer calories, fat and saturated fat than their conventional counterpoints.