I am wondering about how Huel is produced. How is the powder made and at what temperature is it heated?
Saturated fats are ok to be heated to high temperatures so the coconut is ok. However, polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats are more prone to oxidise. What assurances can you give that these fats are in tact and not damaged please? Thanks
Hi - very valid questions.
You are right in that some fats are prone to oxidation. The main fat sources in Huel are:
- MCT powder - like you say, can’t be oxidised so there’s no issue
- Flaxseed powder - this is purely ground flaxseeds. The seeds protect the fat from oxidation and, even on milling, there is still a degree of protection in powdered form. It’s whan flaxseed oil is extracted that there’s no protection. No issue in Huel.
- Sunflower lecithin - this is a process of making sunflower oil into a powdered form. Again it is protected from oxidation. No issue in Huel.
Huel is merely blended. There is no cooking involved, so none of this is an issue anyway. The powders are stored at cool temperatures before and after blending.
So you could sell Huel as a raw food to the raw food brigade.