Vegetarian Plus

Vegetarian Plus is the premier product line of
VegeUSA, an American corporation headquartered
in Monrovia, California.

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Our company is built on the philosophy that vegan and vegetarian food should not only be healthy, but tasty and flavorful as well!

For over a decade and a half, we have become a leader in the vegan and vegetarian food industry by carefully developing the taste and texture for each of our products.
We begin with delicious and unique sauces, glazes, and marinades that capture the unmistakable flavors from regions around the world. Our team of culinary experts routinely travels around the globe to source the very finest ingredients and consult with the most accomplished chefs. We then match these flavors with our premium-quality vegan proteins to make the Vegetarian Plus Brand different from any other meatless alternative.

We create and develop our products in house and ship them nationally and internationally to a market near you. The countless hours we spend developing our products allows you to enjoy the Vegetarian Plus experience in minutes.

By offering delectable and nutritious products which can be savored by devoted and occasional vegetarians alike, Vegetarian Plus is dedicated to helping consumers embrace healthy eating not just for now, but for life.

Benefits of Soy

At Vegetarian Plus, we’ve worked diligently for years to make soy tastier and more versatile than ever before. Although we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished, the truth is that people were enjoying and benefitting from soy centuries before we came to the scene. In fact, these amazing beans first took hold thousands of years ago in China, where they were deemed one of five sacred grains, and they’ve only grown in stature worldwide ever since.As of 1999, foods containing 6.25 grams or more of soy protein have been eligible to include a health claim stating that soy protein – in conjunction with a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol – may reduce the risk of developing coronary heart disease.

A good source of high-quality protein with nine essential amino acids, soy:

  • Provides health benefits that may help prevent or treat certain chronic diseases.
  • Provides important vitamins, minerals, fiber and protein (especially great news for growing children).
  • Contains fewer calories and fat grams than meat and other foods it most often replaces, making weight loss or maintaining a healthy weight that much easier.
  • Is one of the best non-fish sources of essential omega-3 fatty acids, which may help reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
  • May provide positive results for people with high blood pressure.
  • May help protect bones from becoming weak and brittle (since post-menopausal women are at an increased risk for osteoporosis, keeping bones healthy with soy protein-rich food becomes especially important).
  • May reduce cancer risk because many soy foods are not only high in fiber, but are low in total fat and high in soy protein and phytochemicals called isoflavones.
  • Has a lower glycemic index which helps keep blood sugar levels more stable – making diabetes much easier to control.
  • Is easily digestible.
  • Can be prepared in an amazingly diverse number of ways from breakfast foods to midnight snacks to everything in between.

Different types of vegetarians

There are generally considered to be four distinct types of vegetarians:

A semi-vegetarian only eats meat occasionally or has eliminated certain meats, such as beef, from their diet. This may be for health, moral or religious reasons. Semi-vegetarianism is one way some people transition to a meat-free diet. Semi-vegetarians who eat a varied and balanced diet of nutritious food do not have to worry about nutrient deficiencies related to other types of vegetarianism

A lacto-ovo vegetarian does not eat animal ingredients but does consume dairy products and eggs. Beef, fowl, fish, game and even meat broths are not permitted in lacto-ovo vegetarian diets. They also avoid animal ingredients, such as gelatin, that are in otherwise vegetarian foods, including processed cheese food. Once meat products are eliminated from the diet, vegetarians must consciously consume sufficient amounts of vitamin B12, vitamin D, riboflavin, iron, protein and zinc to avoid deficiencies.

A lacto-vegetarian consumes dairy products, but doesn’t eat any kind of meat, fish and eggs. The largest population of lacto vegetarians is found in the Indian subcontinent.

Lacto-vegetarians are advised to follow a modified U.S. Government Food Pyramid that recommends 2 to 3 teaspoons of oils, up to two servings of nuts and seeds, three servings of dairy, two to four servings of vegetables, two to three servings of green leafy vegetables, two to three servings of beans and protein, one to two servings of fruit, one to two servings of dried fruit and six to 10 servings of whole grains daily. It also recommends lacto-vegetarians consume three servings of dairy products daily and fortified breakfast cereals to supplement vitamin B12.

A vegan diet eliminates meat, eggs, dairy and all animal products, such as cheese, honey and the milk protein casein. Vegans apply this animal-free paradigm to their entire lifestyles and do not buy leather shoes or use beauty products with animal ingredients. In addition to the modified food pyramid recommended for Lacto-Vegetarians, vegans should add vitamin D, vitamin B12 and calcium supplements.