IKEA introduces plant-based meatballs to shrink carbon footprint

The new addition to the menu is made with pea protein, potatoes, oats, onion and apple and maintains 4% of the carbon footprint of the famous meatballs

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Customers of IKEA will soon be able to enjoy its iconic meatballs – without the meat.

The retail giant has launched plant-based meatballs with ingredients including pea protein, potatoes, oats, onion and apple to curb its carbon footprint.

It says the new addition to the menu has the same taste and texture of the original meatballs, with only 4% of the climate footprint.

The similar taste was achieved by adding flavours such as mushroom, tomato and roasted vegetables.

In a statement, the company said: “The world is facing an urgent climate crisis. Realising the importance of taking immediate action, at IKEA, we’re working hard to deliver on our ambition to become climate positive by 2030.

“One piece of the puzzle is increasing the proportion of plant-based food such as the all-new plant ball.”

The new plant ball will launch in the UK in August 2020.

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