Renewal Mill is targeting fibrous byproducts that can be transformed through drying and milling to produce an array of versatile products. These milled products are nutritious, high in fiber, and flavorful without using synthetic processing techniques or unnatural fortification. Our first milled product is okara flour. See the step-by-step upcyling process below!
STEP 1: SOYBEANS ARE PROCESSED INTO SOYMILK
First, organic soybeans are boiled and blended. The liquid fraction is then siphoned off as soymilk, and the soybean pulp that remains is called okara.
STEP 2: OKARA IS DRIED
The wet okara is conveyed into our dehydration unit and dried into a shelf-stable, premium product.
STEP 3: OKARA IS MILLED INTO FLOUR
The dried okara is then finely ground into a high protein, high fiber flour.
STEP 4: PACKAGED & SHARED
Our flour is packaged and sent directly to you to be enjoyed! We also sell flour to wholesalers, food service outlets, and ingredients companies of all sizes.
BUT, WE ARE JUST GETTING STARTED!
Our process can be applied to a variety of byproducts, including:
Grapes - Pomace
Pomace is used to make brandy, grappa, grapeseed oil, and is commonly used in fertilizers.
Potato pulp is a component of some eco-friendly plastics and films. Peels are used as animal feed even though they contain as much nutrition and even more antioxidants than the interior of a potato.
Soy Beans - Okara
Okara is the pulpy byproduct of making soy milk. It can be dried and milled into a nutritious, naturally gluten free flour.
Almonds - Almond Meal
Almond meal is the byproduct from almond milk. Coarse meal can be dried and milled into a fine almond flour that is naturally gluten free.
Pistachios - Shells
Shells can be ground into mulch, used for plant drainage, and can be used to smoke meats in the BBQ.
Olives - Pomace
Pomace contains skins, pulp, stems and pits. It can be used to make lower grade olive oil and to extract components for cosmetics.