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      Kentucky based Victory Hemp Foods is pleased to announce that they won the inaugural Hemp Innovation ChallengeTM on February 12, 2020 at the World Ag Expo® held in Tulare, California. The World Ag Expo® is one of the largest agriculture trade events in the world, attracting over 1,500 exhibitors and over 100,000 attendees. 

      “We were amazed to get so many high-quality hemp innovation submissions from all over the world in such a short period of time. They came from 14 countries and 5 continents. The judges selected Victory Hemp Foods as the winner for several reasons. The importance of functional foods that provide health benefits when consumed regularly cannot be overstated. Companies like Victory Hemp Foods will ultimately save lives as people become aware of the health benefits of eating properly." said Mike Reid, Executive Director for the Hemp Innovation Challenge.TM 

      Chad Rosen, Victory Hemp Foods’ Founder and CEO, is humbled to be the selected recipient among an elite group of hemp industry innovators. Rosen stated, “The Victory Hemp team is honored to receive this award. This award is the outcome of three years of work by many hands and minds with a singular focus -- to develop a unique process to unlock the value of the amazing proteins and oils found in the hemp seed by bringing it to market in a format that works across multiple food categories as a food ingredient. As the agriculture industry tries to answer the question of how it will feed the world's growing population in a way that benefits soil, water, and air as well as the health of our planet's inhabitants, our innovation allows hemp to participate in that solution.” 

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      Victory Hemp Foods (Victory Hemp) has developed two new proprietary ingredients, V-70TM Hemp Heart Protein and V-ONETM Hemp Heart Oil, made from the hemp heart (or shelled seed). These new ingredients deliver the nutritional excellence found in hemp while providing neutral flavor and color and unique formulation characteristics, dramatically expanding the range of products in which hemp seeds can be used as ingredients. Hemp seeds provide complete protein, healthy fatty acids, and minerals at uniquely high levels. 

      V-70TM Hemp Heart Protein has a neutral flavor, so it does not require masking agents. It offers a high water binding capacity, attractive texture (no grittiness), and delivers a ratio of 70% protein (containing all 9 essential amino acids), 25% fiber, and 5% fat (high in Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids). Food and beverage formulators can use V-70TM Hemp Heart Protein in dairy and meat analogs, nutrition drink powders, and more. 

      V-ONETM Hemp Heart Oil is a light-colored, mild and nutty-flavored oil. The light, neutral flavor allows V-ONETM to be used in products ranging from ice cream to skincare. V-ONETM Hemp Heart Oil offers the ideal ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 fatty acids of 3:1. 

      About Victory Hemp Foods 

      Victory Hemp Foods specializes in hemp ingredients that offer manufacturers and formulators compelling taste and performance advantages. The company processes and sells US-grown hemp proteins and oils to manufacturers and formulators in the food and beverage, skin care, pet, craft beverage and distillery industries; retailers’ private label brands; and foodservice. These proprietary ingredients enable food companies to create better foods and as a result unlock the value of the hemp seed for all of us. As a Public Benefit Corporation, Victory contracts for hemp seed production solely with American farmers and is committed to leveraging in-house technology to enhance optimal characteristics of the hemp seed through non-GMO breeding programs and minimal processing steps, resulting in highly functional, non-GMO, healthy hemp ingredients. All of Victory Hemp’s products are certified Non-GMO and Kosher and are offered as natural or certified Organic. 

       

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      Full Article by Aleah Rouse
      February 24, 2020