The National Restaurant Association and Natural Products Expo West recently held their respective FABI and NEXTY annual awards for the best new food and beverage products across several categories. Before the Butcher’s UNCUT Taco Grounds (FABI Award) and UNCUT Breakfast Grounds (NEXTY Awards) were ultimately recognized as finalists in separate plant-based categories for their taste, versatility, price and nutritional content by judges at each show.

Both the Taco and Breakfast Grounds were part of UNCUT's product launch last fall for seasoned ground meat substitutes, joining regular Ground, Chorizo Ground, and Italian Ground in the lineup. Each 14 oz. package of Ground is 100% plant-based, gluten-free, cholesterol-free, non-GMO, and made from a proprietary combination of soy, coconut and canola oils, and natural seasonings. Each serving contains 9 grams of plant protein, as little as 140 gm sodium, and the flavor, chew and bite of crumbled ground beef.

Each 14 oz. Ground package has a MSRPs of $7.99, and also comes in larger sizes for foodservice use. Thawed Ground products requires just 5 to 7 minutes of cooking.