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Global Food Award for homegrown Low-Carb staple

September 09, 2016 7 Comments

Banting has never been easier! Banting Blvd’s quick to prepare bread, breakfast and treat premixes are delicious, nutritious and perfect for dieters. Now HEBA, their affordable, low-carb alternative to staples, has received an international award.

In November 2015, Banting Blvd, an affiliate of The Noakes Foundation, launched an alternative to common South African staple foods, such as bread and pap, which often tend to be high in carbohydrates. HEBA, shorted from “healthy Banting”, is a low-carb and incredibly versatile product made from ground seeds and coconut flour.

With a focus on affordability, it can be used to make pap, bread or krummelpap but has captured the imagination of Banters who are using it to create low-carb versions of their favourite traditional meals such as umvubo, suji and vetkoek. “We think this product can make a real difference. It has a touch of genius” tweeted Prof Tim Noakes.

In August this year HEBA received 1st place for Most Innovative Ingredient at the Global Food Industry Awards. The award was presented by the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) which represents over 300 000 members across 65 countries making it the world voice of the industry. “It’s incredible to think that a low-carb, basic product is receiving international recognition,” says Gail van Niekerk, product developer and owner of Banting Blvd. 

HEBA was developed with personal identity in mind stemming from South Africa’s rich diversity of tradition, ethnicity, culture and religion. “For individuals suffering from conditions such as diabetes or obesity, healthy lifestyles can’t be a luxury,” explained Gail. “Diets most often unravel at social occasions and celebrations where food is central,” says Lizanne van Niekerk, Gail’s daughter and business partner who conceptualised HEBA, “Our dream was that HEBA, and all our Banting Blvd products, would allow people to stay true to their identity and participate in social situations without ever having to compromise their health.”

Issue date: 08 September 2016
Issued by:  Lizanne van Niekerk – Banting Blvd
Contact: hello@bantingblvd.co.za
Tel: 021 555 1603

 





7 Responses

Irene
Irene

September 09, 2017

I’m a new banter. And if I run out of Heba, I’m pretty lost!

Thanks for an awesome product!!!

Pat Nyathi
Pat Nyathi

September 27, 2016

I am in the UK and we need a lot of Heba Pap please get in touch so we have constant supply .A Lot of people want it and l am happy to be a supplier as l am Banting as well.
Thank you

Elbie
Elbie

September 15, 2016

Well done!

Janice Rehse
Janice Rehse

September 11, 2016

This is fantastic news ! Congratulations ! Looking so forward to trying
Heba and making it part of my diet – we love our pap with a braai …so this will be so good !

Carin
Carin

September 10, 2016

How can we get it in a small town. We have to drive 250km to get it.

Dikeledi Senna
Dikeledi Senna

September 09, 2016

How do i get a starter kit

Ann Pretorius
Ann Pretorius

September 09, 2016

Heba pap is a live saver. Me that love bread, is Heba pap excellent replacement for flour, and after I used it in my frikkadelballs, it taste delisious . Thank you for Heba pap!!

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