Canadian plant-based technology company Outcast Foods is turning discarded vegetables and fruits into nutritional supplements and powders, introducing a single-ingredient products range.
The new powder range features five variants – apple, beet, kale, broccoli and blueberry powders – that are vegan, gluten- and sugar-free, non-GMO and organic certified.
The company said the launch of the products resulted from the increasing demand for single-ingredient nutritional powders in concentrated form. The powders can be used in a wide variety of ways – as simple additions to anything from soups and dressings to baked goods to homemade dips and smoothie bowls.
“The versatility of these products combined with the health benefits is why we are seeing such a surge in demand,” Darren Burke, CEO of Outcast Foods.
“At four servings of vegetables in an average scoop, this has exceptional appeal not only for the health-conscious but for people of any age – from toddlers to seniors.”
The new products range in price from CA$12.99 to CA$39.99 (US$10.36 – $31.90) and are available exclusively from Outcast Foods’ website.
Founded in 2017, the company has recently closed a CA$10 million (US$8 million) investment round to tackle food waste, half of which was from District Ventures Capital. The company is opening their second purpose-built facility dedicated to upcycling the many different types of waste stream food in Ontario, Canada this summer.
The company said the expansion of the business will help it divert more than 1,000,000 pounds of food per month from going to waste and meet the need for increased production, fulfilment and product development, such as the new single-ingredient offering.