About 33 percent of the world’s food is wasted every year—close to 1.3 billion tons. Much of that comes from fruits and vegetables that are misshapen and unlikely to sell at retail. A growing number of companies are diving into this “ugly” vegetable category, reducing food waste and creating secondary revenue market streams for farmers. For Israel-based food tech startup Anina, it’s bringing food waste to its whole, plant-based “meal-in-a-pod” technology.
The meals can be cooked on the stovetop or microwave in a matter of minutes. Each pod contains two cups of vegetables—nearly half the recommended daily intake. The meals are also high in protein, fiber, and free from colorants or preservatives.
The result is a balanced, delicious meal with all the nutrients you need.