Dr. Praeger's

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Two Dr. Praeger's burgers on a frying pan

Dr. Praeger's is an all-natural, frozen foods company based in Elmwood Park, New Jersey.[1] The company was founded in 1994 and run by practicing cardiac surgeons Dr. Peter Praeger and Dr. Eric Somberg and their families.[1]

Dr. Praeger’s produces about 30 items in the following categories: veggie burgers, veggie-potato pancakes, appetizers/snacks/side dishes, breaded fish, gefilte fish, and kids’ products.[1] Dr. Praeger’s products are all-natural, preservative-free, Kosher, dairy free, free of artificial flavors and colors and MSG, trans-fat free and most are also low in cholesterol, sodium and/or saturated fats.[2] The products are distributed across the United States and internationally in Canada, Europe, South America and Israel.[1]


One of the brand’s first and most popular products, the California Veggie Burger, was inspired by Dr. Praeger’s patients, who complained about a lack of healthy and tasty food that they could eat after surgery.[1] After months of ingredient research and taste testing, Dr. Praeger created the California Veggie Burger, which contains carrots, spinach, peas, edamame, and oat bran.[3][4]

Dr. Praeger’s also has a line of products for people who can’t consume gluten. These products include: Broccoli Littles, Broccoli Pancakes, Gluten-Free California Veggie Burgers, Kale Veggie Burgers, Potato Littles, Quinoa and Herb Crusted Fillets, Rice Crusted Fishies, Rice Crusted Fish Fillets, Rice Crusted Fish Sticks, Root Vegetable Pancakes, Southern Cornmeal Crusted Cod, Spinach Littles, Spinach Pancakes, Sweet Potato Littles, Sweet Potato Pancakes, Thai Coconut Crusted Fillets, and Zucchini & Carrot Pancakes. [5]

Dr. Praeger died on September 22, 2012 in Hackensack, New Jersey at age 65. He had been undergoing treatment for prostate cancer.[6]

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  1. ^ a b c d e Morgan, Jamie (2011). "Dr. Praeger's Sensible Foods". Food & Drink.[unreliable source?]
  2. ^ "Frozen Foods to the Rescue!". 18 May 2011.[unreliable source?]
  3. ^ Neglia, Ashley V. (19 December 2007). "Miracle Worker". New Jersey Monthly.
  4. ^ "Best Frozen Foods for Weight Loss". The Doctor Oz Show.
  5. ^ "FAQ". Dr. Praeger's. Archived from the original on 2012-07-07.[unreliable source?]
  6. ^ Fox, Margalit. "Peter Praeger, a Surgeon With a Health Food Company, Dies at 65". The New York Times. Retrieved 6 October 2012.

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