Hasbrouck Heights, NJ—Diana Food has been named runner-up in the Sustainable Ingredient category at the 2019 Sustainable Food Awards, according to a press release.
Diana Food’s carrot juice powder was recognized as an innovative product that has a taste profile twice as intense as a more conventional product, allowing manufacturers to use half the normal amount to create an authentic taste, resulting in a final product with a lower environmental footprint.
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The awards were held at the 2019 Sustainable Foods Summit in Amsterdam, organized by Ecovia Intelligence. Ecovia acknowledged Diana Food’s positive social impact and sustainable production methods: the powder is produced from vegetables grown less than 200 miles from the processing plants, are put throw low thermal intensity treatments to optimize production time, and are produced using nearly 65% renewable energy. Residue is used to create animal feed or fertilizer, for zero product waste.
Nuria Macias, global sustainability manager at Diana Food, said in the release: “This honor affirms our commitment to creating sustainable, tasteful solutions that our customers can trust. Diana is inspired to continue innovating and setting new standards in sustainability and quality.” She added: “With a true-to-nature taste, Diana Food’s juice concentrate solutions are useful in all kinds of commercial food preparations.”