It's simple. We use watermelon seeds because they're delicious AND are a nutritional superfood. They pack more protein than almonds, have a variety of essential vitamins, contain healthy fats, and are rich in antioxidants.
Not only are these seeds good for you, but they're also good for our planet. Watermelon seeds need significantly less water to grow than other mainstream plant-based ingredeints such as almonds, flax seeds, walnuts, oats, and soy.
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We are able to craft a milky, smooth, and tasty alternative that's free from dairy, soy, nuts, and carrageenan. MILKish also has zero grams of sugar and only 50 calories per serving.
FROM OUR FOUNDER
I grew up in Brazil and was introduced to agriculture and crop production at an early age. Because of my father's career in agriculture, I had the opportunity to live in countries like Thailand, India, China, and the United States. Through this journey I fell in love with the industry and eventually went on to pursue an education in Plant Sciences at one of the top ag. schools in the world, UC Davis. It was there that I got hands-on experience by working in organic farms, touring local nut orchards, and taking sustainable agriculture courses. I became deeply intrigued by the concept of water scarcity and how the food we grow affects the environment, natural water reservoirs, and the consumer's personal water footprint. From that point on, there was no looking back!
I started taking a deeper look at my favorite plant-based foods and began realizing that they all relied on extremely water-intensive ingredients like almonds, walnuts, and cashews. I was then determined to change that. I knew that there were better ways to craft delicious and healthy products without the use of these thirsty ingredients. After extensive research, I was completely dumbfounded to learn that watermelon seeds (a seed that we've all been told to spit out) are rich in antioxidants, packed with protein, AND use 99% less water to grow than almonds! Thus Força and a mission to craft low water footprint, nutritious, and of course, delicious foods and beverages was born.