Above Food Inc. Announces Its First Three Products in Their Extensive Range
Regina, Saskatchewan - TheNewswire — October 30, 2020 - Above Food Inc. dba Above Food and Ingredients (“Above Food”) today announces their plans to disrupt the plant-based food market with their first three products.
Above Food was established in 2019 to develop and distribute premium whole plant alternatives to meat and dairy by creating delicious, densely nutritious consumer products and branded ingredients. Through its merger with Purely Canada Foods™ earlier this month, Above Food will now create products with the highest quality, sustainable, and traceable pulses, and ancient grains in North America.
In early October, Above Food announced the creation of their proprietary Whole-Plant Protein Formulations, blends of plant proteins created from the highest quality, sustainably produced heirloom pulses, and gluten-free and ancient grains, which was developed in response to the lack of complete proteins available in the plant-based food market.
Above Food announced on October 22 that it was going to market with a multi-platform, multi-category approach, including Above Meat plant-based meat alternatives; Above Dairy plant-based dairy cheese alternatives; Above Bakery plant-based protein buns & pizzas; and Above Baby plant-based baby and toddler cereals and purees. Above Food is now confirming their first three products that will hit the shelves (both physical and digital).
Above Food will introduce a line of refrigerated plant protein burger patties – named Above Smokehouse BurgersTM, refrigerated ground plant protein meat, aptly named Above GroundsTM, and refrigerated plant protein sausages – with the cheeky moniker Above BratsTM. They report that all these products look like and cook like their premium beef analogue, but with lower saturated fats and higher fibre.
“We need to meet consumers where they are because this (plant-based) market is really in its infancy. So, we are focusing our initial product innovations on segments and product types within plant beef-alternatives that consumers are already familiar with, segments that are projected to experience continued high growth”, - explains Martin Williams, President and Chief Innovation Officer at Above Food.
According to The Good Food Institute, over the past two years, dollar sales of refrigerated plant-based meat grew 125%, while dollar sales of frozen plant-based meat grew 15%.1
“Our culinary and product development team are truly world-class and have carefully crafted each recipe to ensure our products are the best tasting in their respective segment, while our Holistic Nutritionists and Functional Medicine Doctors ensure we are delivering the highest quality nutrition, which is the most bio-available”, continues Williams.
Each of Above Food’s first three products come in multiple flavours and are non-GMO, gluten free, soy free, nut free and dairy free. As an added benefit, and to reinforce their commitment to sustainability, Above Food is using plant-based, compostable biopolymers in all of their packaging.
“We have set a high bar for ourselves and that is to make the whole world healthier, one seed, one field, one bite at a time”, – concludes Williams.
This is indeed a big mission, and one that we can certainly get behind.
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ABOUT ABOVE FOOD INC.
Above Food Inc. was established in 2019 to develop and distribute premium whole plant alternatives to meat and dairy by creating delicious, densely nutritious consumer products and branded ingredients. As an asset-light business Above Food will bring its products to market through strategic relationships with leading co-packers, distributors, and DTC e-commerce platforms. – www.abovefood.ca
ABOUT PURELY CANADA FOODS
Purely Canada Foods is a vertically integrated company supplying whole foods and ingredients, from the vast and pristine lands of Western Canada to the tables of the world. At Purely Canada Foods™ we understand that Nothing is Above Nature. Our five generations of farmers that have farmed the same lands have taught us that our relationship with nature defines how we live and what we eat. - https://purelycanada.ca/