The Upcycle Kitchen is taking food that would be wasted and "upcycling" it into delicious, nutrient-rich food.
All of our products:
fight food waste
Employ out-of-work youth
Are community taste-tested
Increase food access
Giving delicious food a makeover.
More than half the food produced in Canada is thrown out. Of that wasted produce, 1/3 of it is still perfectly fine to eat!
This loss amounts to over 35 million tonnes of food, 56 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, and 49 billion dollars. A lot of this waste happens on the supply chain.
That's why the SEED is partnering with local farmers, suppliers and businesses to reduce the amount of good food that winds up in landfills.
Transformation Tomato Sauce
Did you know that the number one surplus veggie - languishing on loading docks and grocery store back rooms all over Ontario - is tomatoes?
That's just one of the reasons we decided to transform these delicious overlooked treasures into something delicious!
Let's face it - ketchup tastes good on everything. But with all that sugar, we knew it could be better.
This is why we wanted to make a ketchup you can actually feel good about putting on everything. It's filled with upcycled ingredients and only has a quarter of the sugar of other ketchups. So sauce away!
3/4 less sugar
Spent Grain Bread
Did you know that up to 85% of the byproduct from brewing beer is grain? After going through the brewing process, this "spent" barley is more densely packed with fibre and protein, but often ends up in the landfill.
We are partnering with Guelph breweries to turn this beer byproduct into bread that is so good for the planet and for you!