Mana is about much more than nutrition, convenience, and flavor. It’s about balancing food-production processes on a global level.
When we founded this company in 2014, one of our main goals was to produce a food that, in the short term, would save us time, fill us up, and keep us healthy.
But since agriculture today may cease to accommodate the growing world population within the next few decades, we also wanted something that, in the long term, would promote sustainability. Something that would be an investment in the wellbeing of our planet and future generations.
All our products are vegan, and their composition is based on hard data. Every ingredient we use is thoroughly tested in our own labs and the labs of other global institutions, which helps us select only those ingredients that have high nutritional content relative to their ecological footprint.
Our drinks and powders have long shelf lives thanks to high-quality packaging and the natural antioxidants in their ingredients, such as vitamin C, tocopherols, lecithin, and flavonoids.
The drinks keep for 12 months from the date of manufacture and the powders keep for 18 months from the date of manufacture. Moreover, neither require refrigeration, so you can store them almost anywhere.
Nearly every year, we take conscious steps to reduce packaging. In 2018, we cut our use of paper and plastic by 20% and 50%, respectively. Thanks to patented mixing technology, we combined our oils and powdered ingredients into a single, robust substance, and scrapped the plastic oil bottles previously served with boxes of our powders.
In 2020, we saved thousands of kilos of plastic per month by eliminating the plastic scoops that used to come with boxes of our powders. In their place, we now offer instructions for how to portion Mana using a simple soup spoon.