Fast Company has named Berkely, California-based Upcycled Foods to its second annual “The Next Big Things in Tech” list.
Recognized as one of four innovators in the food and agriculture sector, recipients are selected as they’ve reached key milestones in order to have a proven impact in the next five years.
The company powers the B2B upcycled food economy with product development expertise, cutting-edge technology and a growing portfolio of ingredient solutions. For the award, the company featured its flagship ingredient, ReGrained SuperGrain+.
According to the company, upcycled products close the loop on some of the food system’s overlooked and undervalued supply chains. In partnership with the USDA, the company developed a patented thermo-mechanical process that converts brewer’s spent grain into a nutrient-rich ingredient. The technology unlocks the remaining fiber, protein and other nutrients in BSG.
“This recognition acknowledges our leadership and hard work in the upcycled food movement these past 10 years. We are here to continue accelerating food system circularity at the nexus of flavor, nutrition and sustainability. We have come a long way, but in many ways, this is just the beginning,” said Dan Kurzrock, co-founder and CEO.
The company’s portfolio includes six upcycled ingredients, most of which are certified by the Upcycled Food Association.