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20 Waste-Repurposing Food Products

From Upcycled Pulp Burgers to Waste-Reducing Smoothie Mixes

— June 29, 2019 — Lifestyle
Consumers are passionate about doing what they can to reduce their environmental impact and they expect companies to do the same—as such, a variety of waste-repurposing food products are emerging from established brands and start-ups alike. These products are helping to give new life to goods that would otherwise be wasted, including everything from industry by-products to so-called "ugly" fruits and vegetables. A variety of upcycled ingredients can now be found in everything from snack bars and blended burgers to brownie mixes, offering an eco-friendly approach to a variety of familiar food products.

While the majority of prepackaged products are sold in their finished format, some provide flexibility. Takay Foods' uses wasted tropical fruit to create Ready-to-Blend Ice Cream & Smoothie Mixes that can either be blended or frozen for a nourishing treat.
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Waste-Repurposing Mushrooms
Waste-Repurposing Mushrooms
Leep Foods Cultivates Superfood Mushrooms with Fruit-Based Waste
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Repurposed Protein Cups
Repurposed Protein Cups
Planetarians Repurposes Food Waste, Plus Addresses Obesity and Nutrition
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Tropical Dehydrated Fruit Snacks
Tropical Dehydrated Fruit Snacks
The Barnana Organic Tropical Chewy Banana Bites are Paleo
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Upcycled Gluten-Free Brownies
Upcycled Gluten-Free Brownies
Hudson Valley Cold Pressed Oils' Brownie Mix Uses Sunflower Meal
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Crunchy Chocolate Fruit Snacks
Crunchy Chocolate Fruit Snacks
The Barnana Organic Chocolate Banana Brittle is Nutritiously Tasty
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Repurposed Relish Condiments
Repurposed Relish Condiments
The Sweet, Spicy & Sour 'Rescued Relish' is Made from Excess Produce
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Waste-Reducing Smoothie Mixes
Waste-Reducing Smoothie Mixes
Takay Foods' Ready-to-Blend Mixes Make High-Protein Treats & Drinks
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Upcycled Seafood Cakes
Upcycled Seafood Cakes
SecondsFirst Makes Fresh Fish Cakes from Repurposed Ingredients
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Upcycled Pulp Burgers
Upcycled Pulp Burgers
Pressed Juicery and Mendocino Farms Make Vegetable Patties from Juice Pulp
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Beer-Based Pizza Crusts
Beer-Based Pizza Crusts
'Bizza' is Pizza Dough Made with Spent Grain, Beer Wort and Beer Yeast
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Waste-Reducing Frozen Pizzas
Waste-Reducing Frozen Pizzas
Scraps Frozen Foods Favors Imperfect and Underutilized Produce
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Dehydrated Plant-Based Chips
Dehydrated Plant-Based Chips
Groung Rules Offers Nutrient-Dense Snacks That are Sustainable
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Waste-Reducing Banana Bars
Waste-Reducing Banana Bars
Snact's Snack Bars Celebrate Ugly Bananas and Compostable Packaging
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Defatted Sunflower Seed Snacks
Defatted Sunflower Seed Snacks
Plantarian's Snacks Deliver High Protein with Its Special Flour
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Canned Protein Crisps
Canned Protein Crisps
Tyson Foods' Fully Recyclable ¡YAPPAH! Snacks Fight Food Waste
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Juice Pulp Granolas
Juice Pulp Granolas
Pulp Pantry Makes Grain-Free, Healthy Granola with Fruit and Vegetable Pulp
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Upcycled Single-Ingredient Flours
Upcycled Single-Ingredient Flours
Glean's Vegetable Flour Saves Produce from Going to Waste
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Waste-Reducing Fruit Snacks
Waste-Reducing Fruit Snacks
The 'Barnana' Snacks are Made from Imperfect Bananas
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Repurposed Produce Condiments
Repurposed Produce Condiments
These Condiments Give New Life to Rejected Fruit & Vegetables
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Crunchy Upcycled Plantain Snacks
Crunchy Upcycled Plantain Snacks
The Barnana Plantain Chips are Fried in Coconut Oil
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