We set out to create something that the world needs more than ever. Something that combines everything you are looking for in an ingredient as a chef, without having to compromise.
The result is Oumph!
Oumph! is a 100% plant based product that comes in a variety of shapes and consistencies. It is extremely rich in protein and fibers and a perfect source of folic acid and iron. It is also low on calories and almost fat free! Too good to be true? There’s more.
Oumph! can be cooked, grilled or fried depending on what consistency you prefer. What you have to do is to give it that signature flavor to make it taste just the way you want it. In other words you’ll stick to all of your favorite recipes, just with a completely new source of protein instead: Oumph!
It is easy to cook, healthy and tastes awesome. On top of that it’s unbelievably easy on the planet. That is why we’ve named it Oumph!
Where's the name from?
Oumph! is short for what we are all about: creating energetic people! That is what Oumph! does, both physically and creatively.
Who’s behind it?
The Oumph! team at Future Foods has attracted a lot of interesting people, but the driving force behind it is renowned Swedish chef Anders ”The Duck” Linden. He has been working in the kitchen since the 80's and is well known for his energetic and innovative style. Oumph! is his latest and most impactful project to date.
What’s in it for me?
Oumph! is a plant based product that comes in different shapes and consistencies. The basic Oumph! product is very rich in protein and fibers and also a good source for folic acid and iron. It is also low on calories and almost fat free!
It can be cooked, grilled, fried, in a pan or a fryer, depending on what consistency you prefer. You can then spice it up with any of your favorite sauces or spices. It is easy to cook, you eat healthy and you’re good to the environment
Why is Oumph! Soy based?
The soybean is notable among plants for its “high quality” protein.
Soy is rich in fiber and is also a good source of several essential minerals, including magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and iron
Multiple studies show that the consumption of soy has tremendous benefits including improved cardiovascular health, bone health, and protection from certain kinds of cancer.
How come it’s so tasty?
First and foremost is the texture. But even more important is how you choose to cook it. The wicked good experience is all about you. Oumph! offers a premium texture that is healthy and fills you up. In addition to that it is good for the environment. That, in addition to your flavoring and favorite sauce makes Oumph! probably the tastiest new experience in ages.
Why plant based?
The world population is nearing 10 billion people and we need to find new ways to energize people without compromising taste or the environmental impact. We believe that Oumph! is a huge step in the right direction.
Is Oumph! for vegans?
We don’t care if you are vegan, Norwegian or anything else. Oumph! is not about that. We want you to be an energetic chef with the courage to try out new things in the kitchen. But yes, Oumph! is vegan.
How about GMO's?
Our products have the lowest GMO values in the world and do not contain any modified ingredients. To be labeled as GMO Free, the maximum GMO contamination for human food is 0.9%. Our contamination level is a maximum of 0.1%.
The “Controversy” behind Soy.
The effects of soy have been a topic of debate for years. Despite all the negative backlash, Soy has remained a key ingredient in plant-based foods.
A few common myths about Soy:
Can eating soy increase a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer?
On the contrary, studies have found there is scientific evidence that consuming soy reduces the risk of breast cancer.
Ritz, H.; Seely, D. ; Flower, G.; Skidmore, B.; Fernandes, R.; Vadeboncoeur, S. Kennedy, D.; Cooley, K.; Wong, R.; Sagar, S.; Sabri, E.; Dean Fergusson, D. Soy, Red Clover, and Isoflavones and Breast Cancer: A Systematic Review. PLoS ONE 2013, 8(11), e81968.
Wu, J.; Zeng, R.; Huang, J.;Li, X.;Zhang, J.; Ho, J.C.; Zheng, Y. Dietary Protein Sources and Incidence of Breast Cancer: A Dose-Response Meta-Analysis of Prospective Studies. Nutrition 2016, 8, 730.
Does soy affect male hormone levels and/or fertility?
Thus far, evidence suggests neither soy protein nor soy isoflavones affect male hormone systems or testosterone levels. Studies conducted in both men and women show that soy foods and soy isoflavones do not affect or hinder growth, fertility or reproductive health.
Mitchell JH, Cawood E, Kinniburgh D, Provan A, Collins AR, Irvine DS. Effect of a phytoestrogen food supplement on reproductive health in normal males. Clin Sci (Lond). 2001;100:613-618.
Kurzer MS. Hormonal effects of soy in premenopausal women and men. J Nutr. 2002;132:570S-573S.
Strom BL, Schinnar R, Ziegler EE, et al. Exposure to soy-based formula in infancy and endocrinological and reproductive outcomes in young adulthood. JAMA. 2001;286:807-814.
NTP-CERHR Monograph on soy infant formula No. 10-5995 [Internet]. National Toxicology Program: Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction; 2010 [cited 23 October 2017].
Hamilton-Reeves, J.M.; Vazquez, G.; Duval, S.J.; Phipps, W.R.; Kurzer, M.S.; Messina, M.J. et al. Clinical studies show no effects of soy protein or isoflavones on reproductive hormones in men: results of a meta-analysis. Fertil. Steril. 2010, 94(3), 997.
Habito, R.C.; Montalto, J.; Leslie, E.; Ball, M.J. Effects of replacing meat with soybean in the diet on sex hormone concentrations in healthy adult males. Br. J. Nutr. 2000, 84:557–63.
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