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An online food retailer has created vegan bacon – made from parsnips.

The bacon, from, comes in a kit featuring strips of the vegetable and a marinade made from liquid smoke, yeast, garlic, soy sauce, and black pepper. The strips should be marinated before being grilled and can be eaten as they are, or in recipes like pies and quiches.

According to the company, the alternative ‘looks and tastes just like the real thing’ and is significantly lower in calories, fat and salt.

Vegan bacon

“It can sometimes be hard for Brits who want to cut down their intake of animal products to get over the hurdle of giving up foods they’ve grown fond of over the years,” Amy Kershaw, Head of Product Innovation at, said in a statement sent to Plant Based News.

“A comforting bacon butty or a filling fry up are staples of our national cuisine, so we’ve decided to dispel the myth that following a vegan diet or cutting down on meat has to be about abstinence.

“Our new completely plant-based bacon kit means that you can enjoy a fresh and healthy alternative to real bacon, without fuelling concerns about harming animals or the planet.

“By following a few simple steps provided with the ingredients, home cooks can turn humble parsnips into tempting vegan bacon ready for the breakfast table or other meals.”

Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.