FAQs

What is Zrou made of?

The main ingredients in Zrou are non-GMO soybeans, konjac, coconut oil and shitake mushrooms, which nostalgically invoke the texture and flavor of ground pork. Zrou is a plant-based high quality protein that is rich in dietary fiber and low in fat and calories. It is free of cholesterol, antibiotics and hormones.

Is Zrou plant-based meat suitable for me?

Zrou is suitable for many diets. However, soybean and wheat contain gluten, so be careful if you have an allergy or intolerance.

Is Zrou vegan?

Yes, it is. Zrou is both dairy and egg free.

Is Zrou halal?

Zrou is plant-based and meets halal guidelines. The relevant Halal certification application is pending.

What certifications does Zrou have?

Currently, our manufacturing partners have the relevant ISO 22000 Food Safety Management Systems certification and BRC Global Standard for Food Safety international certification.

How much protein is in 100g of Zrou?

Based on the latest test report, each 100g of Zrou contains 10.1g protein.

How many calories are in Zrou?

Compared to pork*, the calories and fat breakdown in Zrou is 62% and 81% less respectively.

*raw and marbled pork

How much fat is in Zrou?

8.3g fat contained in per 100g Zrou, 81% less than that of pork

Where does the fat in Zrou come from?

The fat comes from coconut oil, a type of saturated medium-chain fatty acid, which has anti-oxidant and anti-aging properties. It is also easy to absorb and beneficial for the immune system.

Does Zrou contain any cholesterol?

Zrou doesn’t contain any cholesterol but is rich in dietary fibers, which are helpful for cholesterol digestion.

Does Zrou contain gluten?

Yes, the wheat protein (soybean protein) contains gluten.

What allergens does Zrou contain?

Zrou contains soy protein and wheat gluten.

Is there any MSG in Zrou?

No, we use natural yeast extracts and shitake powder to create the umami.

Does Zrou contain isoflavones?

Zrou is isoflavone-free. We have removed the isoflavones from the ingredients through a unique processing technology.

Does Zrou contain purine? Is it safe for gout patients?

We have removed purine from the ingredients through a unique processing technology. When tested, Zrou is found to be purine free and 100% safe for gout patients.

Can I lose weight by eating Zrou?

Zrou is vegan and only contains 166 calories per 100g. It can be included as part of a balanced diet in a routine of appropriate workouts based on your body fat percentage to lose weight. We don’t recommend eating Zrou on its own as a weight loss method.

Can I eat Zrou without cooking?

  • Zrou is sterilized by heating process and safe to eat.
  • Defrost before cooking, try to consume up the meat within 48 hours after defrosting and refrigerate any unfinished meat during the period.

What dishes can I make with Zrou?

Zrou imitates the flavor and texture of pork and is easy to cook with various cooking methods like frying or stewing. You can unleash of your creativity to create your favorite Western or Chinese dishes. Furthermore, Zrou will provide online recipes and invite celebrity chefs to give cooking instructions.

What’s the difference between Zrou Ground and Minced varieties?

We currently have two products available. The Ground version has a larger granular size, which is more suitable for frying, whereas the Minced one has a smaller granular size suitable for using as a food filling for dumplings, vegetables, etc. Please find more details in our cooking tips.

Can Zrou be prepared in an oven or a microwave oven?

Yes.

What are some of the cooking tips of Zrou?

  • Zrou should be cooked in a non-stick frying pan.
  • Defrost Zrou fully before cooking. Zrou cooks well with methods such as frying and roasting.
  • Zrou tends to absorb water while cooking, so it’s better to reduce or halve water volume while cooking. For best flavor, cooking time should be less than 10 minutes.
  • We highly suggest cooking Zrou quickly over medium heat, or roasting it in the oven first. Just three minutes of frying on both sides, or roasting it at 180C for 8-10 minutes results in a crispy yet tender texture.

What are SDGs?

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. SDGs are divided into three categories: biospheric, social and economic.

How does Zrou support SDGs?

Zrou, as a plant-protein based product, supports SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being - Clean Diet with No Hormones or Antibiotics, SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production - Scaling the Development of Sustainable Plant Protein Production and Consumption Systems and Waste Minimization, and SDG 13: Climate Action - Reduction of Carbon Footprint across the Value Chain.
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