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Garufood Inc. was founded August 2017 in Vancouver Canada to improve your health and our planet with whole seed protein.

Garu powder blends are based on traditionally prepared beans that help fight diseases like obesity, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol providing health, convenience & indulgence from food.

Garu products are complete proteins made entirely of certified origin whole foods. Nutrients are the most potent when consumed as whole foods so Garu is a whole food alternative to protein isolate powders like pea protein supplements. We believe in the food magic of nature that the whole is far better than the sum of its parts.

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Why GARU

  • “A Garu a day keeps the doctor away."

    Packed with healthy nutrients

    Besides having lots of protein, Garu is packed with healthy carbohydrates and fully loaded with vitamins B, E, K. Minerals also present in plenty of amount with iron, phosphorous, magnesium, manganese, potassium, copper, calcium and zinc. Top of that it contains very low fat and rich in fibre that are excellent for managing cholesterol, digestive health and regulating energy levels.

    A tonic for the body

    Garu is low in calories and high in complex carbohydrates and fibre, which means it is slowly digested and gives a feeling of satiety, ideal for weight management and help to stabilize blood sugar and insulin levels. Garu promotes a steady, slow-burning energy while its high iron content helps transport oxygen throughout the body, which boosts energy production and metabolism. The fibre content is not generally absorbed by the body and thus increases stool volume and transit. The fibre also serves to bind toxins and cholesterol in the gut so these substances can be removed from the body. This improves heart health and lowers blood cholesterol.

    A perfect pairing

    The protein of beans are high in lysine and low in sulfur containing amino acids. Cereal protein is low in lysine but high in sulfur containing amino acids. In Garu we combine them to provide a higher protein quality - a complete protein. This means the body needs less protein to fulfil its protein needs, which improves nutrition.

    Sustainable

    Beans’ low carbon footprint and water and soil efficiency make them the ideal sustainable food.

    LOW CARBON FOOTPRINT Greenhouse gas emissions from crop production are largely caused by nitrogen fertilizers. Beans require less nitrogen fertilizers because they create their own fertilization by pulling nitrogen from the air and into the soil. 

    WATER SAVVY Beans use just one-tenth of the water of other proteins. For example, it takes only 43 gallons of water to produce 1 lb of pulses compared to 800–1,800 gallons of water to produce the same amount of animal protein. Pulses extract water from a shallower depth, leaving more water deep in the soil for other crops, which makes them well-adapted for drought-prone areas. 

    HEALTHY SOIL Beans support a healthy and diverse farm system. They enrich soil health by leaving behind essential nutrients including nitrogen and beneficial microbes for the next crop.

  • Premium whole ingredients combined with traditional cooking techniques

    Our ingredients are sustainably and ethically sourced from harvest and using traditional cooking techniques (soak•sprout•steam•dry•roast•mill into powder). We overcome anti-nutritional issues of beans using only heat and water improving nutrition for better absorption and digestibility with no bloating or flatulence. Our nourishing combinations of simple yet super nutrient-dense beans and whole plant ingredients are designed for health, convenience and indulgence to add variety and balance to any diet.

    Non GMO, Certified origin, Contract cultivated, Non-dairy, Vegan, Gluten free, Low GI

  • How to use

    SHAKE - Mix one serving in 200mL of ice cold water or non-dairy beverage for a quick breakfast or afternoon pick-me-up.

    BOOST - Enhance your smoothies with one serving. 

    BAKE - Swap Garu for 1/8 to 1/4 of the flour that your baking recipe calls for.

    COOK - Add to salads, salad dressings, soups, dips, hummus, rice and pasta dishes, casseroles and more.