What Is Bump Plant-Enhanced Meat?
Bump Plant-Enhanced Meat is a raw ground meat that's combined with plant based protein. Products like our Bump Ground Beef + Plant Blend can can be used in place of ordinary ground beef in any recipe that you make at home
Why Blend Plant and Animal Protein?
The majority of Canadians are looking for ways to reduce the amount of ordinary meat in their diet, and for good reason. Eating too much of it isn't good for our health - or the planet.
Most people don't want to cut meat from their diet entirely though. We get it - meat has been an important part of our diets for a very long time. People choose to eat it for its taste, nutrition, satiety, and cultural importance.
So, we decided to remake meat from the ground up. We wanted to deliver a product that’s not only better for you and the environment but also tastes great. With most plant-based or blended products, you can taste the compromise. Not with Bump.
By blending Canadian beef with prairie grown plant protein, we were able to create something special. We've improved nutrition and reduced the environmental impact - but Bump is so delicious and retains moisture so well, it can substitute 1:1 for ordinary ground beef without sacrifice.
What Ingredients are used in Bump Plant-Enhanced Meat Blends?
For our Plant protein, Bump only uses prairie grown pea protein from yellow peas. Our pork and beef come from Canadian producers. For more specific detailed ingredient lists, check out our online store.
Where is Bump produced?
We blend and package Canadian beef with prairie-grown pea protein in a federally inspected, BRC-certified meat processing facility in Calgary, Alberta.
Can I eat Bump if I have allergies?
Please review each individual ingredient list for specific allergen declarations. Please also note that people who have serious allergies to legumes (like peanuts) should be careful when they introduce pea protein into their diet.
Where does the name Bump come from?
Think of it like showing up to your gate at the airport and being told that you've been "Bumped up" to first class. Your destination stays the same, but the experience getting there is a lot better.
Since Bump helps me reduce the amount of animal meat in my diet, I can eat burgers every day and still be healthy, right?
No. Full stop.
We don't give out individual dietary advice. No food company should. We'll be happy to tell you about the nutritional profile of Bump and where we stand relative to similar products in the market. But how much meat you should be eating, plant based or not, is a discussion you should have with a Registered Dietitian.
What we are willing to say is that eating plant-based or blended meat like Bump is not the nutritional equalivent to eating more vegetables. You'll notice that the recipes that we have developed that feature Bump, also typically include a lot of other delicious vegetables. Our founder's favourite recipe, the Bump curried sweet potato shepherd's pie, includes seven vegetables that each contribute unique flavours, textures, and nutrition to the dish.
So while it's great that you're cutting back on your animal meat consumption with Bump, it doesn't mean you can skip out on adding more whole vegetables to your diet.