Reading Time: < 1 minute The product can be used in tacos (Photo: Gold & Green of Helsinki)
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A meat-replacement product made from oats keeps selling out all over Finland and Sweden.

The 100 percent vegan products – called Pulled Oats – were created by Maija Itkonen, in an attempt to better the soy-based meat alternative products on the shelves.

Working with a childhood friend childhood friend Reetta Kivelä – who just happened to have a special interest in oats, Itkonen created the range.


According to food media outlet the Daily Meal: “The company achieves the fall-off-the-bone feel of real shredded meat by literally pulling on the fibers of the oats.

“The texture is achieved using purely mechanical processes like mixing, pressing, and heating, meaning no chemicals or additives are needed.”

‘Perfect protein’

According to the company behind the product – Gold & Green of Helsinki -the product offers the ‘perfect protein’.

It claims: “Pulled Oats doesn’t only contain much protein (over 30 percent), but also contains all nine essential amino acids, which makes it a so-called “complete protein’.

“Amino acids are the building blocks in your body. There are many kinds of amino acids.

“Most of them can be created by the body itself, but not the nine so called ‘essential’ ones.”

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.