Phytokana pulse sourcing regions includes Alberta’s brown and dark brown chernozemic soils in a region of the Canadian Prairies with environmental conditions ideally suited for irrigated and dry-land pulse production. We believe in developing relationships with farmers dedicated to the highest quality standards. With our farmer partners, we select pulse varieties with superior agronomics, yield, and ingredient functionality. With Alberta’s consistent and growing production of pulse crops, Phytokana sources pulse crops in close proximity to our facility, ensuring our customers receive a consistent, high-quality supply of plant-based proteins and co-products and our farmers receive a stable, reliable and premium market for their crops with alignment in developing quality and sustainable ingredients.
To produce the highest quality plant-based proteins and starch-rich flours we start with a foundation of selecting the highest quality human consumable novel varieties. Each year we analyze agronomic and quality data from different pulse varieties within different growing regions to determine which has the best performance in the field and for our customers. Working directly with farmers, we analyze which varieties consistently have the highest yields and quality in our catchment area, maximizing profitability for our growers and functionality for our customers. Contact your Phytokana representative to learn more about our preferred varieties and developing trends in the plant protein market that can positively impact your farm.
Traceability & ESG
Traceability in our agricultural raw material supply chains is of paramount food safety & sustainability importance. Working directly with Alberta farmers gives Phytokana 100% visibility on our pulse production practices. Our proprietary traceability report, “Data Combine”, allows us to measure GHG emissions from our farmers’ crop output so we can share the positive story of pulse sustainability and meet growing consumer demand for food products with a trustworthy ESG pedigree. Recognizing the effort from our growers to provide this valuable information, Phytokana pays a premium for high quality traceability data that our ingredient customers can be confident in.