ZENKO is a Singapore-based healthy snack company that explores the world for new superfoods that we transform into healthy snacks.
We work directly with the local farmers in our seed-to-snack model to create conscious, nutritious and delicious snacks.
We source ancient superfoods from their place of heritage, And pop them in a traditional way to maintain the nutrients of the seeds, bringing more diversity to your diet which is also better for the planet, while connecting you with the source and empowering the people who make them, all brought together in a delicious and healthy snack.
THE PROBLEM WE ADDRESS
Over the past few decades, globalization has homogenized what we eat which resulted in a loss of diversity.
Of the roughly 6,000 different plants once consumed by human beings. Only 9 remain main staples today in which only 4 of them count for 60% of worldwide calorie intake (rice, wheat, corn and potato).
Overreliance on so few products creates an imbalance in nature & diet.
Due to monoculture, heritage crop varieties go extinct with the risk of losing not only traditional foodways, but also flavors, smells and textures that never may be experienced again.
WHAT IS OUR ROLE IN THIS?
ZENKO understands this issue and wants to be part of the solution by providing a road map to a diverse food system that is healthier for men & planet, more robust against diseases, pests and climate extremes and, above all richer in flavor and meaning.
We aim to be a pioneer for exploring ancient superfoods which restore richness and diversity within the snacking category.
By promoting diversity in our human diet, we also empower the culture and history of the land and people who produce them.
Our brand connects the consumer with the source of the snacks, its history and the people producing it.
WHAT DOES "ZENKO" MEAN?
Zenko represents the ancient goddess of agriculture and is known for its mythical power of transformation that it uses to help people in need. Just like the ancient stories, Zenko transforms superfoods into healthy snacks to help people.