Real food, no compromise
The plant-based industry is bigger than ever, and the options for meat, dairy, cheese and egg substitutes are plentiful. But as demand for these substitutes rise, so does the other stuff… the chemicals, lab-grown proteins, starches, preservatives and gums that can negate the benefit of the intention.
At BASED, we dream of a world where plant-based food isn’t a substitute, it’s a first choice.
We get by with a little help from plants
The plant kingdom is vast and diverse. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the world has over 50, 000 edible plants, yet just three of them – rice, maize and wheat – provide 60 per cent of the world’s food intake. Unfortunately, reliance on the same crops threatens the diversity of plants and the resilience of our food system in the process.
That’s why we prioritize ingredients that are good for you and the planet to support our collective future.
Great Northern Beans (Phaseolus Vulgaris)
Beans have a remarkably low carbon footprint and are thought to be climate smart as they simultaneously adapt to climate change and help mitigate its effects. Not only do they fix nitrogen – enriching the soil they’re planted in – they also support less use of fertilizers and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Lucky for us, these sustainable crops pack a serious, nutritional punch. Great northern beans are high in fibre and a great source of protein, antioxidants and key vitamins and minerals, including magnesium, iron and thiamine.
Hemp is considered a naturally sustainable crop. It is fast-growing, uses less water than traditional crops, produces high yields and doesn’t require fertilizers or pesticides. Hemp also has significant environmental benefits, purifying the air we breathe by absorbing high amounts of CO2 and enriching the soil in which it grows.
One serving of hemp provides 10g of protein, 12g of Omegas 3 & 6, nine Essential Amino Acids and vital nutrients.