Sustainability & Upcycling - Barnana

Over 40% of all food in the United States is wasted.

 

That would be like going to the grocery store, buying 5 bags full of groceries, and throwing away 2 full bags between leaving the store and walking to your car.

SaveTheFood is a great resource for how you can make a difference in the fight against food waste. It provides tools, tips, recipes & more.

Why do we upcycle bananas? When fresh bananas have scuffs, are a little too ripe, or aren’t the perfect size - they are rejected for export outside of the country.

According to the World Resources Institute, about 56% of all food wasted in Latin America happens before ever reaching distribution. In a region where over 70% of the food that is produced is exported, this leaves a massive amount of bananas left behind to rot.

This is what has inspired us to upcycle those bananas and turn them into Barnana.

You can do your part, too!