[Ads-l] heme, hemeburger

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Tue Apr 2 16:35:04 UTC 2019

1. https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/4/1/18290762/burger-king-impossible-whopper-plant-based-meat <https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/4/1/18290762/burger-king-impossible-whopper-plant-based-meat>

The new beefless burger is a partnership with the startup company Impossible Foods, which will supply patties made with heme, a protein cultivated from soybean roots that mimics the texture of meat — convincingly, by the sounds of it.

The Wikipedia article on “heme” includes a section about use for food (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heme#Synthesis_for_food <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heme#Synthesis_for_food>).

Wiktionary, the English OLD and Merriam-Webster all have entries for “heme”, but the definitions are only provided in terms of biochemistry and leave the heme-consumer unsatisfied:

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/heme <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/heme>
The component of hemoglobin (and other hemoproteins) responsible for binding oxygen. It consists of an iron ion that binds oxygen and a porphyrin ring that binds the globin molecules; one molecule binds one molecule of oxygen.

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/haem <https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/haem>
An iron-containing compound of the porphyrin class which forms the non-protein part of haemoglobin and some other biological molecules.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heme <https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heme>
the deep red iron-containing prosthetic group C34H32N4O4Fe of hemoglobin and myoglobin

2. None of those three resources have “hemeburger”.

https://www.askmen.com/news/sports/burger-king-is-testing-a-vegetarian-burger-called-the-impossible-whopper.html <https://www.askmen.com/news/sports/burger-king-is-testing-a-vegetarian-burger-called-the-impossible-whopper.html>
1 April 2019
We know what you’re thinking: There’s absolutely no way a heme burger can taste the same as a real chunk of meat burger.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-veggie-burgers-with-meaty-ambition <https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-veggie-burgers-with-meaty-ambition>
15 Jan 2015
With millions of dollars backing him, it’s far from impossible that you’ll see a heme-burger from Brown in the near future.

https://www.groupon.com/articles/the-impossible-burger-taste-test <https://www.groupon.com/articles/the-impossible-burger-taste-test>
14 May 2018
So much, in fact, that we decided not to dedicate any more digital space to explaining what heme is (spoiler: it comes from soybeans) or analyzing the size of a heme burger's carbon footprint.

Here are four citations of “hemeburger” with no space or hyphen:

https://www.exposingtruth.com/hemeburger-vegan-burger-that-tastes-and-bleeds-like-meat/ <https://www.exposingtruth.com/hemeburger-vegan-burger-that-tastes-and-bleeds-like-meat/>
Hemeburger: Vegan Burger That Tastes And Bleeds Like Meat
8 Aug 2015

https://www.sott.net/article/346105-Impossible-Foods-hemeburger-Meet-the-veggie-burger-that-bleeds <https://www.sott.net/article/346105-Impossible-Foods-hemeburger-Meet-the-veggie-burger-that-bleeds>
Impossible Food's 'hemeburger': Meet the veggie burger that bleeds
23 Mar 2017

http://www.keeleydeangelo.com/index.php/blog/patent-behind-impossible-food-heme <http://www.keeleydeangelo.com/index.php/blog/patent-behind-impossible-food-heme>
So it was with considerable trepidation that we finished our hemeburgers and started researching Question 2: Is this stuff patented?
19 Sep 2018

https://gambar.wiki/impossible-foods-the-vegan-burger-that-bleeds-veggie.html <https://gambar.wiki/impossible-foods-the-vegan-burger-that-bleeds-veggie.html>
Impossible Food S Hemeburger Meet The Veggie Burger

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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