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Posted: 6/1/2023

The Top 5 Upton’s Naturals Products You Need to Try

Upton’s Naturals, founded in 2006 by Daniel Staackmann, emerged with a vision to create delicious and sustainable alternatives to meat products. They began as a small seitan (wheat gluten) production operation in Chicago, Illinois, and expanded their product line over the years to include other plant-based offerings such as pre-seasoned jackfruit, fava crumbles, and banana blossoms.

Upton's Naturals’ commitment to using simple and recognizable ingredients, coupled with their dedication to culinary excellence, has earned them a loyal customer base and established them as a key player in the growing market for plant-based alternatives. With their ongoing innovation and passion, Upton's Naturals remains at the forefront of shaping the future of plant-based cuisine. is proud to offer the full Upton’s Naturals product line - everything from the Traditional Seitan, to Bar-B-Que Jackfruit, to Italian Wedding Soup, to Vegan Cheesy Bacon Mac, and the Updog Vegan Hot Dog. ships their refrigerated products to the lower 48 US states, and the shelf stable products all over the world.

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Upton’s Naturals has something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a traditional plant-based meat alternative, or for a new and adventurous journey for your tastebuds.

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5) Upton's Bar-B-Que Jackfruit 

Jackfruit is a delicious and versatile plant-based meat alternative, and Upton’s Naturals uses young jackfruit, which is known for its meat-like texture and ability to absorb flavors. The Bar-B-Que Jackfruit is pre-seasoned with a smoky and tangy BBQ sauce for an authentic taste that satisfies cravings for BBQ flavors and textures. It’s great for sandwiches, tacos, salads, or as a standalone BBQ entrée.

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4) Upton's Updog Vegan Hot Dog 

The Updog is made from a savory blend of vital wheat gluten and natural flavors, and offers a juicy and satisfying texture that rivals traditional hot dogs. It’s perfect for grilling, barbecues, or enjoying as a classic ballpark snack, and appeals to both vegans and meat-eaters looking for a delectable, guilt-free hot dog experience.

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3) Upton's Italian Wedding Soup 

This hearty and comforting plant-based soup is inspired by the classic Italian recipe, and features Upton's Naturals' flavorful Italian seitan as a key ingredient. It includes carrot, onion, and celery and is enhanced with aromatic herbs and a savory broth. It’s a convenient and satisfying meal option for those seeking plant-based alternatives.

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2) Upton's Italian Seitan

The Italian seitan is crafted from wheat gluten and seasoned with aromatic herbs and spices. It offers a tender and chewy texture, reminiscent of traditional Italian meat dishes. It’s ideal for adding to pasta dishes, stir-fries, sandwiches, or pizza, and provides a delectable plant-based alternative for Italian cuisine enthusiasts.

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1) Upton's Bacon Seitan

This savory and smoky plant-based bacon alternative is made from high-quality wheat gluten and seasoned with a blend of spices. It delivers a crispy texture and rich, bacon-like flavor that appeals to vegans, vegetarians, and meat-eaters seeking a satisfying bacon substitute. It’s a versatile ingredient for breakfast dishes, sandwiches, salads, and more.

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