Where's the Beef? Can You Tell?

New meat substitute products taste so much like the real thing that many diners say they cannot tell the difference.

Veggie substitutes are lower in fat and cholesterol and can provide a satisfying alternative to meat, chicken, sausage and more.

"Good Morning America" put popular substitutes for veggie burgers, taco meat and lasagna to the test with the real thing. Here's the vital statistics for the products tested on today's "GMA."

Veggie Burgers:

Morningstar Farms Grillers Prime (71g)
Calories: 170
Protein 17g
Fat: 9g
Sodium: 360 mg
Cholesterol: 0 mg

Reel Beef Burger, 85 Percent Lean (71g)
Calories: 178
Protein: 18g
Fat: 11g
Sodium: 51mg
Cholesterol: 51mg

Boca All-American Flame-Grilled Meatless Burger (71g)
Calories: 90
Protein: 14g
Fat: 3g
Sodium: 280mg
Cholesterol: 5mg

Tacos:

Yves Meatless Taco Stuffers (55g)
Calories: 90
Protein: 11g
Fat: 2.5g
Sodium: 300mg
Cholesterol: 0mg

Reel Ground Beef, 90 Percent Lean
Calories: 127
Protein: 16g
Fat: 7g
Sodium: 48mg
Cholesterol: 49mg

Lasagna:

Lightlife Smart Ground (55g)
Calories: 70
Protein: 12g
Fat: 0g
Sodium: 320mg
Cholesterol: 0mg

Reel Ground Beef, 90 Percent Lean
Calories: 127
Protein: 16g
Fat: 7g
Sodium: 48mg
Cholesterol: 49mg

Click here to get more recipes from "GMA."

Click here to get the recipe for Southwestern Veggie Burger Supreme from Oprah's Best Life Diet.

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