Planting Hope is a foodtech company focused on leveraging cutting-edge ingredient, formulation, and packaging technology to develop breakthrough sustainable food and beverage solutions. Planting Hope’s IP strategy and culture is centered on unlocking the nutrition in the world’s most sustainable crops to create on-trend products that are delicious, nutritious, and planet-friendly. Planting Hope brands and products fill key needs for consumers and deliver better operational solutions for Foodservice partners. These are the products that Generation Z is demanding and Generation Alpha will grow up with.
We're targeting the biggest categories in food globally with meaningful disruptive innovation that tastes great.
We’ve cracked the code on a better plant-based milk with our breakthrough Hope and Sesame® Sesamemilk. The global plant-based milk market is expected to surpass $123 billion by 2030, up from $35 billion in 2021. Hope and Sesame® Sesamemilk fills a huge ‘white space’ in the plant-based milk market for alternatives that are both nutritionally comparable to dairy milk and planet-friendly. Our sesamemilk contains 8g of complete protein per serving, plus it’s an excellent source of Vitamin D and calcium. That’s 8x the protein in most almond and nut milks and 3x the protein in most oat milks.
Sesame is an amazing crop: it thrives in hot, dry climates, requires very little water to cultivate, is naturally pest-resistant and can self-pollinate. After sesame seeds are pressed for oil, we make sesamemilk with the rest of the sesame, making Hope and Sesame® Sesamemilk the only plant milk with Upcycled Certification. Meanwhile, almond and nut crops are dependent on pollinators and pesticides, and are highly water intensive to grow and to process; even oats require substantial water to process enzymatically into oat milk.
Our Hope and Sesame® Sesamemilk is the world’s first commercialized sesamemilk, deriving its core nutrition from sesame seeds, and took more than five years of development to perfect. With myriad industry awards behind our products, we’re starting to scale them to foodservice operators, retailers, and consumers in North America and internationally. Sesame has strong cultural and culinary relevance in countries worldwide where sesame is cultivated, and sesamemilk is uniquely positioned to be successful in these markets, which also have a high proportion of dairy intolerance in the population.
Together with our rapidly scaling snack brands (Mozaics™ Real Veggie Chips and Veggicopia® Veggie Snacks) and plant-based foods (RightRice®), we have created a platform of pantry-staple products for flexitarian consumers embracing plant-based foods, tackling key portions of the exploding plant-based space with unique innovative solutions to everyday customer needs.