How Do We Make Huel? (Update Article)

You guys asked for more transparency and details about the Huel production process and we listened.

You can find the updated article here: https://uk.huel.com/pages/how-huel-and-the-huel-ingredients-are-produced

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Thank you for this updated article. This is the transparency standard to which all other complete foods should be held to.

The sunflowers are grown in Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe is a big place, any chance of being more specific? Especially whether it is EU or non-EU.

Any by-products from the milling process are used for animal feed.

Regarding the by-products from processing the ingredients, what makes them unsuitable for human consumption (and possible inclusion in Huel)? Since they are used for animals, they obviously contain calories and some nutrients. Often times, these by-products are not used for humans due to texture/color/flavor, which can be meaningless when mixed in a powder like Huel.

Could we also eventually get an article on Huel’s taste tests and quality control? That would be an interesting read.

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Thanks for the kind words.

Down to how our suppliers operate it’s a mixture which is why we can’t be any more specific sorry.

This applies to two ingredients, flaxseed and sunflower oil powder. For flaxseed the by-products are often flaxseeds that are damaged. This isn’t physical damage as you’re right, why would this matter for a powder? It’s nutritional damage if they’re exposed to a high heat which is key for Huel.

For sunflower oil powder the by-product is sunflower meal. The reason sunflower oil powder is in Huel is to provide a great source of omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids. Sunflower meal is low in fat but high in fibre and some nutrients. As it’s so high in fibre it can be very nutritious as feed for animals but less so for humans because of differences in digestion.

Great idea. We already have one on how Huel flavours are produced and on some of our safety and quality controls. Do they provide enough information?

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Great article on the manufacturing of Huel. Definitely a great source of information for my articles.

If I were to give you one point of feedback is that, it lacks some visuals. I know it is not easy to do for this kind of articles, but I really thought the other post on Huel manufacturing did a good job at this (with the diagrams etc.). In fact visuals is something that the Huel team does great, to be honest.

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This is true of all our articles tbf. It’s a bit of a project, but really we don’t want to just bang in a load of stock images. Diagrams would be great though. Thanks for the +1 on this though, it’s something we’re looking to improve upon.

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Thanks for the link @DanOfficialHuel. Very informative article. This is what I love about Huel. Straight to the point, no faffing.

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I agree that stock pictures would not go well. It is just that on the one on one comparison with the other article (due to relevance) that came to my mind.