Frequently Asked Questions
What is Planted?
Simply put, Planted is meat made from plants - planted meat.
We at Planted believe that meat as we know it does not have to come from an animal. There are better, healthier and tastier ways to sustain ourselves and the planet. We create delicious, nutritious, sustainable and succulent protein made exclusively from plants. Natural resources are conserved and animals are respected. Our contribution to the fight against climate change, with a positive impact on our health. Too good to be true? Try it out for yourself.
Where can I find Planted?
Find all our locations here.
Are Planted products vegan?
We can assure you that no animals are involved in the production of our plant-based meat. Planted is 100% plant-based, natural and vegan. All of our products carry the vegan V-label.
Is planted.chicken really more sustainable than meat?
Yes. We produce 66% less greenhouse gases, use 50% less land, and consume 50% less water than conventional meat production. Because there are no animals involved in our supply chain, our production of proteins is much more efficient.
Why does planted.chicken look like real meat?
To have a real impact on the planet, our eating habits must change. One of the best ways to do this is to promote a plant-based diet that tastes good even to stubborn meat eaters. We know that old habits are hard to change, so we have developed technology to mimic the taste, texture and nutritional properties of meat. What's good about it? We achieve this without breeding an animal, without having to feed and slaughter it.
How is planted.chicken produced?
The production process is known as wet extrusion. Extrusion is a process that was originally developed for rubber processing, but since the 1960s has also been used in the food industry for peanut puffs, cornflakes, spaghetti and now the new planted.chicken.
The process is key to the second generation of plant-based meat substitutes, because it allows extracted plant proteins, which are spherical at the microscopic level, to be converted to the fibrous, elongated shape of animal muscle fibre proteins. The ingredients in the extruder are heated and put under pressure by means of two rotating screws, while simultaneously under high shear similar to a pasta maker. This creates a dough that is pressed through a nozzle and cooled.
In this way, we can convert plant material to the fibrous structure of meat by applying nothing more than heat, pressure and shear. The best raw materials and the right parameters are chosen for our unique setup in this innovative process without requiring chemical additives.
What ingredients are in planted.chicken?
We use only 4 completely natural ingredients for our planted.chicken nature: pea protein, pea fiber, canola oil and water. Additionally we add a healthy portion of vitamin B12. We do not use any flavouring or preservatives, chemical additives, soy, gluten, lactose or GMO ingredients.
Where do the ingredients come from?
Here are the source indications for the ingredients:
Pea protein: Western Europe
Pea fibre: Western Europe
Rapeseed oil: Switzerland
Sunflower protein: Europe (Bulgaria)
Oat protein: Europe (Sweden)
Are you planning to make more Planted products?
Yes. We see ourselves as a foodtech start-up and place great emphasis on research and R&D. We are constantly experimenting and texturing with different plant proteins and will bring more products to the market.
Which salt do you use for planted.chicken Nature?
We do not add salt to planted.chicken Nature. The contained salt comes naturally with the mentioned ingredients.
Do you use genetically modified ingredients?
No, Planted products are 100% GMO-free. All of our ingredients are cultivated in the exact same way they have been for thousands of years, without any genetic modification. We at Planted don't like to play with nature, and we will never use genetically modified ingredients in our products.
Is Planted safe for me to eat if I'm allergic to walnuts or other nuts?
Our products do not contain any peanuts or other nuts. However, peas are legumes, and people with severe allergies to legumes such as peanuts should be cautious when eating pea protein, as it does carry the risk of triggering an allergic reaction.
Is planted.chicken gluten-free?
We do not use any ingredients that contain gluten, nor do we use gluten as a binding agent. However, we cannot guarantee that the product will not come into contact with trace amounts of wheat during the production process.
How high is the purine content in planted.chicken?
Unfortunately we can't give an exact value for the purine content in our product. Peas, like other legumes, naturally contain some amount of purin. This unfortunately means that our product is not suitable for those with gout to eat.
Do you deliver to Germany or Austria?
Yes, we also deliver to Germany and Austria.
How do I dispose of the cold bag?
The insulating bag is made of recycled waste paper and is 100% recyclable. In Switzerland you can easily dispose of the packaging with the usual cardboard, in Germany and Austria with the waste paper. But you can also reuse the bag, it is perfect for cooling food.
How do I dispose of the cold packs?
Of course you can reuse the cooling pads as often as you like. But if you don't need them anymore you can dispose of them as follows: They are filled with pure tap water - that means you can cut the cooling pad open and pour the water into the drain. The plastic cover can then be disposed of with the regular waste or with the recyclable waste.
How long does planted.chicken stay good?
If you order via the online shop: At least 14 days after receipt in chilled condition. In retail: See best before date.
Can I freeze planted.chicken?
We do not recommend freezing, as it can lead to a loss of quality. Orders from the web shop have already been frozen once and will be defrosted by post, packages from the retail trade have never been frozen before.
Is planted.chicken certified organic?
Our planted.chicken is currently not certified organic. But we're working on being able to offer a certified organic product soon.
Why do you use plastic to package planted.chicken?
We have reduced the plastic as much as possible for the start. However, in the end, hygiene and durability is always an issue and so is waste. But we are already working on other solutions. There is a lot going on in the packaging market at the moment. Unfortunately, more cardboard does not always mean less plastic.
If I have a subscription, can I choose new varieties each time?
If you want to reassemble the varieties, you must cancel your existing subscription and buy a new one. This also applies to the desired order quantity.
How does billing work with the planted.chicken subscription?
It's easy: just enter your credit card when purchasing a subscription. We'll send you the amount of planted.chicken you requested and bill your credit card for that amount every 3 weeks.
Can I invest in Planted?
Planted is currently privately financed and does not need any new investors at the moment. Of course we communicate everything about funding through our channels. Sign up for our newsletter or follow us on social media and stay up to date.
How do I prepare planted.chicken?
We love our product and hope that you love it too. That's why we've put together a cookbook with easy, healthy, and delicious recipes. You can find them all here.
What are the nutrition values of planted.chicken?
Can I hire Planted for events?
Yes, you can. Just send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you're envisioning. We look forward to hearing from you!
Can I offer planted.chicken at my business?
Of course! We both sell planted.chicken for food service and are always looking for partners who want to sell planted.chicken as a retailer. Just write an email to email@example.com.