Huel Veggies Per Serving?

Hello Hueligans,

I’ve been eating huel for several years now, I took a brief hiatus to go Keto, but I’m back on the hueligan train!

We recently launched a Wellness initative at my company, and part of it is to track our daily servings of vegetable intake. I was wondering what 1 serving of huel equates in servings of vegetables?

I imagine it is quite larger than a 1:1 ratio, as 1 serving of vegetables is generally half a cup diced. However, huel is dehydrated and significantly more nutritious than many of the veggies that are 99% water.

Is there a good correlation out there? I assume it could be anywhere from a 3:1 to 15:1 ratio.

Counting servings of vegetables ensures that you get good amounts of many of the vitamins and minerals, as well as a good intake of fibre and phytonutrients. Although Huel will not count as one serving it does contain all 26 essential vitamins and minerals as well as being rich in insoluble and soluble fibre, phytonutrients, probiotics and more.

Thank you Dan.

Do you think I would be appropriate in saying in my Wellness program that 1 serving of huel = 3 servings of vegetables? Based on the nutrient profile and macros, it could easily be more than 3 servings when compared to other vegetables such as bell peppers.

No I don’t as, excuse the pun, you’re comparing apples and oranges. I’m not sure what you’re basing the comparison on as there are phytonutrients that bell peppers contain that Huel doesn’t and vice versa.

There’s no harm to consuming more servings of vegetables so if you enjoy eating them then go for it.

Is it safe to assume that he can’t compare it to vegetable servings because the source of vitamins and minerals is more synthetic?

No, I think we answer your question in this article well: https://huel.com/pages/how-well-are-the-vitamins-and-minerals-in-huel-absorbed

The two are not like for like comparisons. Both Huel and a specific vegetable will share the same nutrients but there will also be different nutrients.

Vegetables servings, like 5-a-day in the U.K, encourage the consumption of a variety of different vegetables because there consumption has many benefits. We can take a good guess at which nutrients may be providing these benefits but isolating some of these compounds is not enough. It’s the food matrix and interaction with other nutrients that is also important.

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Thanks–is the same the case for RTD?

Sure is :slight_smile:

Hi @Dan_Huel.

I think we are missing a simple point to my question.

I need to report how many vegetables per day I am eating for my Wellness challenge at work.

Simple question: How many servings of vegetables is one serving of huel?

Best,

Sorry I thought I made it clear.

There are 0 servings of vegetables in one serving of Huel.

How can that be? I thought huel was 100% vegan made from vegetables plus added nutrients?

Huel is mostly oatmeal and pea protein with added vitamins. It is vegan yes, but doesn’t count as vegetables.

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I guess I don’t get what you are trying to accomplish by counting it as vegetables. Is there some kind of monetary benefit from this health initiative?

If not just do you and consume huel in place of junk food and make sure to eat healthy for other meals. You’re wellness habits don’t need to fit into some cookie cutter health initiative.

Well it depends on how you want to define vegetables. In the traditional sense, vegetables often mean the non-starchy plant foods which includes most of the green and yellow types. You know, the stuff our moms made us eat before we could have desert. In this sense there are no vegetables in Huel.

The closest thing you can say that is a traditional vegetable in Huel is the pea protein… So the isolated macronutrient from peas.

But Huel is one hundred percent plant based with no animal products.

Do you define potatoes and rice and oats as vegetables or starches or both? These terms aren’t universally agreed upon so it’s up to your perspective.

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As others have said Huel is plant-based. The main ingredients being oats, pea protein, brown rice protein, flaxseed, sunflower oil, MCT powder (from coconut) and tapioca starch.

Out of those ingredients only pea is a vegetable and because we use pea protein it would not count towards your 5 a day. I hope that clears everything up.

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