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5 Reasons to Try Veganuary in 2021

If you’ve never heard of Veganuary, you might want to check your living space to make sure it is not under a rock. Just kidding, we don’t judge! Veganuary may not be as popular as, say, Movember, but it is gaining momentum as is the plant-based movement. From 3,300 sign ups in 2014, to over 400,300 sign ups in 2020, Veganuary has seen over 1,000,000 participants in the movement.   The idea is simple - go vegan for January (and for the rest of the year if you’d like!). With Bruized being a vegan business, we love inspiring others and sharing all the great reasons there are to go vegan, or simply to go more plant-based. Although there are many...

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10 Ways to Reuse your Pulp Crunch Jar

We sell our Pulp Crunch in glass jars as we believe glass is truly the most sustainable way to go when selling a product. It can be recycled indefinitely (compared to plastics which can only be recycled 1 or 2 times) and it has no chance of leaching any toxins!   If you are a jar collector as we are, we’d like to share a few (and there are many more) ways that you can upcycle, reuse and add new life to your empty Pulp Crunch jar (or any glass jar for that matter)! Use as a vessel when shopping in bulk - a classic zero waste move Storing some turmeric powder and pumpkin seeds in upcycled jars. Hold your...

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FIBRE - An important part of a healthy diet and why Pulp Crunch is loaded with it

As a dietetics student, I am regularly asked “what is the best thing you can eat?” Unfortunately, there is no one “miracle” food, a healthy diet is based in variety. However, if I could choose one nutrient that comes close, I would choose fibre. Despite its countless sources and several health benefits, fibre is still one of the least glamourized and most underappreciated nutrients in the media. Fibre is available in many foods and many products; you just need to know where to find it. Today, I hope to clear up any misconceptions you may have about fibre, convince you that fibre is a nutrient you want more of and explain why Bruized’s Pulp Crunch can be a great option...

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Food Waste Across the Chain

58% of all food produced is lost or wasted. (Second Harvest)   You already know Bruized is all about fighting food waste by upcycling imperfect produce and juice pulp into our products. Today, we’d like to dig a little deeper to give you a glimpse of food waste across the supply chain in order to foster a better understanding of this problem and learn what actionable steps we can take to reduce waste within our own lives.  Above: Founder Monique Chan holding a bag of imperfect squash.  What actually is food waste? Let’s get some terminology straight - food loss refers to any food that is discarded along the food supply chain before it reaches retail level ¹. Food waste...

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