CHALLENGING THE NORM!
Western consumers are looking for more out of their munchies when they browse the snack aisle. They want healthy, sustainable and tasty snack options that pack a nutritious punch. Enter Plento. An innovative brand that is setting itself apart in the world of snacks by mixing both plant based protein and insect protein.
WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
POWER TO THE POWDERS
Based in South East Asia, Plento has access to many vegetables that can be defined as superfoods. Mung Bean, Sorghum, Chickpeas and Lupin are all examples of highly nutritious products that grown in the region. Once dried and ground into a powder, they can be backed into a yummy and healthy Snack.
SMALL ANIMALS, BIG CONTENT
Asia offers the most convenient access to insect powders as well. Compared to Europe and North America, Cricket and mealworm flour are 3 to 6 times less expensive. When dried, crickets contain 67% protein, and defatted mealworm powder is about the same. Lots of protein, minerals, vitamins and no carbs make insect powders a great addition to our snacks.
CLEAN LABEL AND CLEAN PLANET
Snacks are rarely associated with healthy, natural ingredients. Plento wants change that and be part of the clean label movement: simple ingredients that are easy to recognise, understand and pronounce. Ingredients that are also friends of the environment, because they have a much smaller carbon footprint. Insects need 10 times less feed then beef, which requires 20 times more land and emits 20 times more greenhouse gas emissions per unit of protein than common plant-based protein sources such as beans, peas and lentils.
Follow Us On Our Journey Towards Making Better Food For You
We are proud to announce and share that Plento has been selected as one of Brinc's Hong Kong Accelerator Teams! Join us in our journey in changing the way we snack through natural, wholesome and nutritious foods that are good for your body and heavenly on your tongue....
Plento is changing the way we snack by using simple ingredients that are natural, wholesome, easy to recognise and friendly to the environment.
We use highly nutritious ingredients that are good for the body and heavenly on the tongue.
We have access to natural, clean and locally priced ingredients that has minimal negative impact on our community and environment.
If you have any questions or would like to find out more about what we are doing, please leave a message through the contact form below.