Outcast Foods will upcycle pulp byproduct from Greenhouse’s juice processing operation into isolated dried fruit and vegetable powders for innovative, sustainable new products.
Two Canadian wellness companies have embarked on early stages of a partnership to ultimately eliminate millions of pounds of surplus food byproducts. “The process of cold-pressed juicing creates nutrient dense, high-value juice but results in a large amount of leftover pulp. Typically, this pulp ends up in landfills with a small percentage used in agricultural feed,” said Outcast Foods CEO Dr. Darren Burke. “However, our unique sustainable food technology can be used to recover high value nutrients, polyphenols and fiber remaining in the pulp and make it a valuable raw material for innovative and sustainable food products.”
Outcast Foods uses a state-of-the art three step process to dry fruits and vegetables, immediately locking in the nutrients and extending shelf life to 3 years. The company mission is to create sustainable nutrition for health and the planet by altering our broken food system. “With more uncertainty in our food supply chain now than ever, it’s critical to find ways to reduce food waste; upcycling Greenhouse’s pulp will provide high quality North American fruit & vegetable powders that will end up in delicious and sustainable new products,” said TJ Galiardi, co-founder of Outcast Foods.