Vegan food company launches flagship product: plant-based patties
Pangea Natural Foods has just launched its flagship product: vegetable pancakes. Pratap Sandhu founded the Vancouver-based vegan food business in April 2021, after years of working for his family’s global food business.
âOur family business has been so successful with high quality ingredients and the absence of additives or preservatives,â said Sandhu. âWe stand behind our products so strongly that we have relied solely on word of mouth marketing for the past 20 years and are confident that our loyal customers speak for themselves. “
Sandhu is committed to maintaining these high standards at Pangea Natural Foods. Each vegan patty is handmade using whole, locally sourced food ingredients such as leeks, peppers, spinach, potatoes, black beans, carrots, chickpeas, mushrooms and breadcrumbs, and pea protein are used in place of soy protein.
âIt was important to me that the plant-based patties were handmade and not machine-made, because I wanted our consumers to be able to confidently know what they were eating just by looking at the burger. I wanted them to take one bite and taste the leeks, but in another bite, also taste the red peppers, âsays Sandhu.
âTrends are changing and consumers want to eat healthier. Growing a garden and eating self-produced vegetables used to be a weird concept, but those ideas are changing and now it’s cool to eat dirt and what comes from the soil.
Vegetarianism and veganism have been steadily increasing in Canada for years. There are approximately 850,000 vegans and 2.3 million vegetarians in the country, and British Columbia has the highest share of vegetarians and vegans. The percentage of Canadians who eat meatless meals at least part of the time also continues to increase.
The plant-based patties are made at the company’s production facility in the Fraser Valley, which has been approved by both the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the Federal Drug Administration. The patties will be available in Metro Vancouver stores soon, and the vegan food company plans to launch a whole line of delicious vegan products.
Pangea Natural Foods recently completed a $ 1.4 million seed funding, oversubscribing its Series A funding round, with help from Conor Power. The Vancouver-based venture capitalist has raised more than $ 35 million for various technology and consumer packaged products companies in addition to successfully launching Vegano Foods and SMPL Oats. Power has signed on as vice president of marketing for Pangea Natural Foods.
Find the new vegetable pancakes at Pangea Natural Foods website.