This is in todays Independent and it says that there is lots of salt in many meat free burgers and many meat free alternatives.
Being a coeliac I am very aware of how processed some foods are as there are E-no's that are wheat derivatives like citric acid caramel as well as artificial sweeteners maltodextrin dextrin etc.
One of my pet hates is modified starch. Modifies starch makes processed foods more stable but they cannot be absorbed by our intestines so they ferment in our gut before being absorbed this is a trigger for IBS for some.
I also think that adding salt and sugar as flavour enhancers is bad news for us the consumer and MSG tricks our taste buds into making poor quality food taste good.
Here's the article:
The photo is home made with no added salt and could have been burger shaped.