We extract the protein from soybeans until we obtain a protein concentrate that is mixed with filtered water and then treated in an extrusion process with various temperature and heat processes until we obtain the meaty texture of Heura®. It sounds weird, but it’s actually a lot like the technique used to make foods like cookies, cereals and pasta ;) Once we achieve the Heura® structure, we marinate it with spices to create our Spicy, Original and Mediterranean flavours.
Of course! We recommend Heura® in any dish you can imagine. For stews, soups and casseroles, just make sure to sauté Heura® first and add it as the last ingredient because if it is boiled for too long the texture will soften.
None. We ensure our soy is not genetically modified through our traceability policy.
Although there are no conclusive studies demonstrating the negative effects of GMOs on health, we at Foods for Tomorrow do worry about large multinationals dominating the market. At Foods for Tomorrow we work for a free and open food system.
Yes! It’s suitable for everyone. All Heura® products are 100% vegetable. For us it is a question of principles.
Heura® is highly recommended for people who follow a 100% vegetable diet because it contains proteins of high biological value, all the essential amino acids, and it is very rich in lysine, the amino acid most difficult to find in a 100% vegetable diet.
Additionally, Heura® is high in vitamin B12 and has a high-absorption rate for iron (ferritin).
We like the foods that unite us, so Heura® is vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian and works as a meat substitute. Heura® is whatever you want it to be!
Absolutely not! Heura® has strong "clean label" policy. So, if our products did contain any of that stuff, you’d see it clearly listed in our ingredients. We like simplicity and transparency!
We believe that soy is a perfect legume to create our products with since, from a nutritional point of view, it is almost unbeatable. Its high protein, fibre and iron content, combined with its almost nonexistent saturated fat and high content of essential amino acids, vitamins, isoflavones and minerals, make it a very complete food. Also, soy is light on the stomach yet very satisfying.In addition, the soy we use to prepare Heura® products comes from crops that do not promote deforestation.
Yes, cholesterol and cancer. Since Heura®, is made with soy, it can help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. Likewise, the fatty acid profile of Heura® is heart-healthy, since its saturated fat content is very low and it is high in polyunsaturated fats. In addition, the majority of studies have concluded that the consumption of soy has preventive effects against the appearance of different types of cancer, such as endometrium, breast and prostate cancer.
Heura® is a protein which, unlike products made from animal protein, has a high percentage of fibre. This means that, when combined with a good water supply, Heura® can help people with intestinal transit problems. Since Heura® is a low-fat food, it can help people maintain a healthy weight when combined with a balanced diet.Heura® contains isoflavones, which can help reduce the frequency of hot flashes during menopause.
Specifically, it is the third generation of vegetable protein. Fermented products like tofu and tempeh were first, followed bye textured vegetable proteins which were extruded in dry form and required binders to create different structures. The new generation is extruded by cooking, which means it has a more fibrous texture and is composed of whole structures. This means that you can read the ingredient lists in five seconds because it doesn't require emulsifiers or any other binding additives.
Heura® has an irregular texture, so each "snack" is unique: one may be thinner or thicker, more fibrous or blander, harder or softer; in short, we add a new dimension to the textures of vegetable proteins.
Heura® has a high protein content and, therefore, is very suitable for the formation of muscles. In addition, it has a lot of iron and is a good source of phosphorus and magnesium, two very important minerals during exercise. A new ally for sports addicts!