Partnering opportunity

Danish manufacturer of freeze-dried and powdered kale seeks distributors

Summary

A young Danish manufacturer of freeze-dried and powdered 100% concentrated kale for use in food & beverages, health & nutrition and cosmetic products is looking for European distributors.

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Description

The Danish SME was founded in 2013 and is active in two different business areas. They organise exports for several small independent Danish producers of upmarket food specialities and they have recently started their own manufacturing of kale products, freeze-dried as well as a powdered version. The uses of kale are already widely known as ingredients for foods and beverages, for example a component in soups, bread, pizzas, egg products, ice cream, fish, poultry and meats, as well as for shots, smoothies, and green healthy detoxing drinks. The freeze-dried kale granulate and powder is easy to integrate into healthy dishes and drinks and the powder products are useful in health products as components in dietary supplements, sports nutrition and cosmetic products. Both the granulate and the powder is packed in a 5 kg aluminium foil bags and large bags with 120 kg powder and 75 kg granulate. Their products are currently sold in web-shops and health stores in Denmark, EU, Japan and Taiwan. The key health benefits of organic kale (Brassica oleracea acephala var sabellica) include an abundance of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants found in the whole, uncooked plant, which is one of the world's most nutrient-dense foods. Organic kale is low in calories, containing an antioxidant mix of beta-carotenes, vitamin C, flavonoids and polyhphenols. Its flavonoids include quercetin and kaempferol which have powerful cardio-protective, blood pressure lowering, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-depressant and anti-cancer effects. Storage can be at normal room temperature. The Danish SME is looking for a distribution agreement with a manufacturer of food or beverages who would like to integrate the granulate or powder into their products and/or a distributor who is specialised in trading food or gourmet products.

Advantages and innovations

• Due to its export background, the SME can take care of all registration, documentation and transport by air or sea freight, making the entire purchase procedure much easier for any client. • The product fills an important niche in providing a stable and proven health supplement, suitable for use in prepared foods, which can be stored and transported without any special requirements. • The company has Ecocert certification for the products, enabling them to be used in industries demanding organic certification.

Development stage

Already on the market

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

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