Members of Vancouver Economic Summit asked to add more “Economics” to the Round-table meet-up, held bi-weekly at Steamworks Brewpub in Gastown, Vancouver. We are stoked (means excited) to introduce Saint Michael Foods, in both Economy and Investing Trends categories.
Saint Michael Foods is a small company from North Vancouver, British Columbia. This hard-working and passionate team consists of 8 like-minded multi-cultural individuals wanting to make an impact in PEOPLE, FOOD, and PLANET.
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BUCK Nutra provides balanced nutrition and recovery support with enhanced digestibility using buckwheat as a single protein source.
Why Buckwheat is a Superfood?
Buckwheat is an unsung hero with delightful benefits for our health. Contrary to its name, buckwheat is actually a seed, not a wheat product. So, that means those that are intolerant to gluten, can enjoy this wonderful pseudo-cereal. It is a nutritional superfood containing 19 amino acids, including all 9 essential amino acids that the body can’t produce on its own.
Due to the high levels of lysine, and the well-balanced levels of the other amino acids, buckwheat proteins have one of the highest biological value scores at 93% providing a superior quality that your body can easily digest compared to other proteins. Naturally rich in minerals, contains vitamin B12, a prebiotic and contains rutin and other flavonoids that are powerful antioxidants and have been found to support cardio-vascular health.
An Environmental Powerhouse
We aim to tread lightly on Mother Earth, so we can build a brighter future for generations to come. Did you know that buckwheat requires the least amount of water to grow compared to soy, oats or almonds? (10 times less water than almonds, to be exact!)
Unlike oat and canola crops which require harsh chemicals, like glyphosate or neonicotinoids, buckwheat does not require those chemicals (and is bee-friendly). Also known as herbicides, these chemicals can harm or impact the lives of bees (who are nature’s pollinators and are crucial for flowering crops). Buckwheat is a beekeeper’s number one choice as it helps to expand and preserve their bee population.
Buckwheat naturally mitigates weeds, and does not require herbicides. Buckwheat does not carry any known diseases, so it does not require fungicides or insecticides. It can be grown back-to-back without the fear of infection, unlike many other crops.
Buckwheat is more than just good for the earth; it renews the environment in which it grows. Buckwheat accesses phosphorus and nitrogen that other plants can’t access. When it decomposes it makes these nutrients available for other plants. How cool is that?
BUCK Wins 2021 Planted Expo Product of the Year Award
BUCK’s Strawberry Sass gelato is crowned winner at Canada’s largest plant-based exhibition
Vancouver, BC (Oct 22, 2021): Saint Michael Foods Limited celebrates its first big win after learning that their BUCK™ Strawberry Sass plant-based gelato was declared Planted Expo’s 2021 Product of the Year. The signature frozen dessert placed first before a panel of judges which included industry insiders and everyday consumers, both vegan and non-vegan.
The award will be formally presented on Nov 20 during the Planted Expo kickoff at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The highly anticipated two-day event will draw over 200 plant-based exhibitors, 20,000 attendees and a number of inspiring speakers from around the world.
“It’s such an honour to receive. Our plant-based desserts are a staple at home amongst our children and it’s so fulfilling to see the community enjoying our products too. We know this is only the beginning, and we’re excited for more people to discover the countless benefits of buckwheat for our health, the planet, and local farmers,” says Saint Michael Foods Founder & CEO, Peter Yupangco.
Each of BUCK’s gluten and dairy-free mylk and gelato-style dessert recipes has been crafted to perfection by Saint Michael Foods Chef Olivier Schittecatte. Originally from Brussels, and classically trained in French cuisine, Chef Olivier loves experimenting with wholesome ingredients to prepare kid-approved nourishing recipes.
Each scoop of BUCK™ Strawberry Sass is loaded with fresh fruit and pure strawberry juice to give it a natural vibrance without the use of artificial colours or flavours. It has been a sell-out at farmers’ markets across the Lower Mainland and receives continuous praise for its decadent flavour and velvety, creamy consistency.
“Winning the Product of the Year at the Planted Expo is no easy feat! Every year the kinds of submissions we receive are all really high-quality and truly game-changing products in their own right. BUCK’s gelato really stood out this year and brought smiles all around the judges table,” says Stevan Mirkovich, owner and chief relations officer of Planted Expo.
Founded in 2018, Saint Michael Foods Limited is a plant-based food and beverage producer based in North Vancouver, B.C. After years of research and development, the company unveiled BUCK™, a brand of plant-based, buckwheat beverages and gelatos in 2020. BUCK products are made using locally-grown and harvested buckwheat in Canada and USA, packaged in FSC-certified recyclable paperboard.
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