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Sugar Shocker: Unhealthiest Vegan Food on the High-Street Revealed for 2020

Written by Rebecca Moss

Vegan consumers are spoiled for choice when it comes to high-street fast food options, but which ones top the list for fat, sugar and salt?

Research from the University of Oxford has estimated a staggering 350,000 people will take part in Veganuary this year, up from 250,000 in 2019. But how nutritious are high-street vegan fast food offerings compared to their non-vegan counterparts?

Comparing 2020’s Veganuary Offerings  

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  • Vegan fast food contains 50% more sugar (66g vs 42g) and 40% more salt (10.43g vs 14.81g) than the non-vegan equivalents from the same chain
  • The 6” Subway Meatless Marinara tops the list with 19.3g of sugar and 3.5 grams of salt compared to the equivalent non-vegan version with 13.5g sugar and 13.5g sugar 1.9g salt 
  • McDonald’s vegan dippers are the best savoury option, with just 1.1g of salt and 2.3g sugar

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Post published on Tuesday January 7, 2020