About up, inc.
Our mission is to better align the food we eat with the planet and people we love.
Today, Upcycled Foods, Inc. powers the B2B upcycled food economy with product development expertise, cutting-edge technology, and a growing portfolio of ingredient solutions…but that’s not how it started.
The story started during college when co-founders Dan & Jordan delved into the craft of homebrewing beer. With each batch they brewed, they found themselves with surplus grain – a pound per six-pack – and a spark of inspiration to create flavorful, nutritious bread. Initially, their ambition was modest: earn enough money to brew beer for free. However, their trajectory shifted dramatically upon discovering the immense quantity of brewers’ “spent” grain generated annually by commercial brewing. This discovery ignited a grander vision – to close the loop on a grander scale.
Soon, they began harvesting this ingredient from craft breweries and created ReGrained SuperGrain,+®, developing patented technology with the USDA along the way. ReGrained SuperGrain+® is a first-of-its-kind upcycled food ingredient loaded with fiber, protein and functional benefits–and an opportunity to meet consumer demand with tasty, nutritious foods for a healthier planet. Fast-forward to the present, and this venture has evolved into a collective effort, encompassing a team of seasoned experts and industry-leading partners, all committed to thrusting the upcycled food revolution into the mainstream.
Our purpose remains steadfast: to unearth nutritional treasures from brewer’s grain and beyond. Through our expanding range of upcycled ingredients, we’re closing the loop on overlooked and undervalued supply chains within our food system, all while delivering excellence in taste, nutrition, and functionality.
Cheers and #EatUp!
The Inspiration And Vision For ReGrained SuperGrain+®
How We’re Making Change
The impact of food waste is huge and we’re doing our part to change it. With our patented technology and expertise leading the way, we’re growing our portfolio of solutions and becoming the premier B2B ingredient and innovation partner.
ReGrained SuperGrain+® Sustainability Metrics
Our flagship upcycled ingredient offering boasts more fiber+protein per unit of
CO2+water+land than wheat or other wheat alternatives.
1.1115 Kg C02
Per Kg Of Flour
0 M2 Per Kg Flour
0.04 L H20
Per Kg Flour
1.3 million lbs diverted
We have diverted 1.3 million lbs of food waste…and counting!
39 Million LITERS saved
39 million liters of water use avoided compared
to wheat flour production.
40 ACRES saved
40 acres of land use avoided compared to wheat flour.
We pledge to upcycle more than 10 million lbs of food by 2025.
Cerfications And Affiliations
COMMUNITY BUILDING EFFORTS
Our Leadership Team
Founder & CEO
President & CFO
Dr. Lara Ramdin
Chief Innovation & Science Officer
Chief Commercial Officer