New York, NY (September 18th, 2023) – Bake Me Healthy, a trailblazing producer of plant-based, top 9 allergen-free baking mixes, has achieved a significant milestone by earning the prestigious Upcycled Certified® designation from the Upcycled Food Association.
This certification highlights Bake Me Healthy's commitment to reducing food waste, promoting environmental sustainability, and delivering delicious, wholesome baking mixes that harness the power of upcycled ingredients.
In a world where a staggering 40% of food produced goes unconsumed, contributing to greenhouse gas emissions and environmental degradation, Bake Me Healthy is on a mission to combat this crisis head-on. The company believes in turning surplus food and food by-products into culinary treasures while nurturing verifiable supply chains and creating a positive impact on the environment.
The Upcycled Certified® mark, developed by the Upcycled Food Association, serves as a beacon of sustainability, drawing attention to products and ingredients procured and produced with surplus food or food by-products from manufacturing processes. This certification not only recognizes the effort put forth by companies but also underscores their dedication to reducing food waste and environmental harm.
Bake Me Healthy's entire line of baking mixes incorporates upcycled ingredients, offering a delectable twist on traditional recipes. Notable products include:
Dark Chocolate Fudgy Brownie Mix: Crafted with upcycled coffee cherry flour sourced from The Coffee Cherry Co., these brownies are a true indulgence for health- and environmentally-conscious consumers.
Banana Bread & Muffin Mix: Featuring upcycled "ugly" bananas from Outcast Foods, this mix delivers a delightful blend of flavor and sustainability.
Oatmeal Pancake & Waffle Mix: Utilizing Suntein Sunflower Protein Flour from Red River Commodities, this mix offers a nutritious breakfast option while championing upcycling.
Carole Widmayer, CEO of The Coffee Cherry Co., expressed her excitement, stating, "Becoming Upcycled Certified™ is a hard-earned achievement, and we congratulate Kimberle Lau and the Bake Me Healthy team. We're proud to have Coffee Cherry as an Upcycled Certified ingredient in Bake Me Healthy's product line, offering health- and environmentally-conscious consumers a brownie mix they can feel good about indulging in again and again."
Sean Bredt, CEO of Outcast Foods, emphasized the importance of their partnership, saying, "We are delighted to partner with Bake Me Healthy by providing our upcycled Banana powder as a key ingredient for their loaf and muffin mixes. Collaborating with Bake Me Healthy strengthens our mission to reduce food waste and harmful emissions by saving perfectly good food from entering landfills."
Tara Jensen, Director of Food Ingredients at Red River Commodities, Inc., also shared her enthusiasm, stating, "Red River Commodities is thrilled to partner with Bake Me Healthy through our branded sunflower ingredients Suntein™ Sunflower Protein and SunButter Industrial®. We share a passion to increase awareness of the environmental and food security benefits of upcycled and vertically integrated ingredient manufacturing practices."
Bake Me Healthy's commitment to sustainability and its innovative approach to using upcycled ingredients have earned the company the Upcycled Certified® seal of approval. By choosing Bake Me Healthy's baking mixes, consumers not only savor delicious, allergen-friendly treats but also join a movement to reduce food waste and protect the environment.
For more information about Bake Me Healthy and its Upcycled Certified baking mixes, please visit https://bakemehealthy.co/
About Bake Me Healthy
Bake Me Healthy is a women and Asian-owned healthy baking business on a mission to help others bake better for themselves, their families, and the planet without compromising health, taste, or the planet. It was founded by Kimberle Lau, a former beauty executive, who developed lactose and egg intolerances from pregnancy and then had to eliminate soy from her diet due to becoming high-risk for breast cancer. Bake Me Healthy offers convenient, delicious baking mixes that are Top 9 Allergen-Free, plant-based, refined sugar-free, and upcycled.
About The Coffee Cherry Co
The Coffee Cherry Co. produces Upcycled Certified™ Coffee Cherry by upcycling the byproduct of green coffee bean production, coffee cherry pulp, transforming it into a flavorful, nutrient-rich ingredient for use in foods and beverages. Implementing this process results in new sources of income and new jobs for coffee farmers globally, as well as reduced greenhouse gas emissions attributable to the elimination of millions of pounds of fruit otherwise left to decay. To learn more visit: www.coffeecherryco.com
About Outcast Foods
Outcast Foods is a mission based food company that saves perfectly good produce from being thrown out by processing it into clean, sustainable, nutrient-dense, ingredient powders. By saving this perfectly good food we reduce food waste and the resulting harmful emissions created when they are thrown away or sent to a landfill. Over 70% of food waste takes place before it reaches a retailer or a restaurant. Outcast foods operate a state-of-the-art plant and supplies many food manufacturers with its Ingredients. In addition, they have a line-up of plant-based supplements which are sold through many retailers as well as direct to consumers. https://outcastfoods.com/
About Red River Commodities
Suntein™ is a sustainable, non-GMO, allergen friendly plant-based protein that meets the clean label demands which are top of mind for today’s consumers. The production of Suntein™ results in high purity, quality sunflower protein while ensuring all parts of the sunflower plant are utilized to create additional value-added products in the process.
The Suntein™ product line is a branded ingredient of Red River Commodities. For 50 years, Red River Commodities has specialized in the production of confectionary sunflower and other specialty commodities. Headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota with seven manufacturing facilities in the Midwest USA for cleaning, custom roasting, milling, blending, and packaging for food ingredients, private label snacks, or for our retail brand SunButter® and within our Wildlife business. Vertically integrated from seed to spoon, we value-add all aspects of our production with sustainable uses for bi-products of our production. www.redriv.com