LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 24 /CSRwire/ – Kentucky based Victory Hemp Foods is pleased to announce it won the first Hemp Innovation Challenge™ on February 12 at the World Ag Expo® held in Tulare, California. The World Ag Expo® is one of the largest agriculture trade events in the world, attracting over 1,500 exhibitors and over 100,000 attendees.

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“We were amazed to get so many high-quality hemp innovation submissions from all over the world in such a short period of time. They came from 14 countries and 5 continents. The judges selected Victory Hemp Foods as the winner for several reasons. The importance of functional foods that provide health benefits when consumed regularly cannot be understated. Companies like Victory Hemp Foods will ultimately save lives as people become aware of the health benefits of eating properly.” said Mike Reid, Executive Director for the Hemp Innovation Challenge.™

Chad Rosen, Victory Hemp Foods’ Founder and CEO, is humbled to be the selected recipient among an elite group of hemp industry innovators. Rosen stated, “The Victory Hemp team is honored to receive this award. This award is the outcome of three years of work by many hands and minds with a singular focus — to develop a unique process to unlock the value of the amazing proteins and oils found in the hemp seed by bringing it to market in a format that works across multiple food categories as a food ingredient. As the agriculture industry tries to answer the question of how it will feed the world’s growing population in a way that benefits soil, water, and air as well as the health of our planet’s inhabitants, our innovation allows hemp to participate in that solution.”

Victory Hemp Foods (Victory Hemp) has developed two new proprietary ingredients, V-70™ Hemp Heart Protein and V-ONE™ Hemp Heart Oil, made from the hemp heart (or shelled seed), which are neutral in color and flavor.

These new ingredients dramatically expand the range of products in which hemp seeds can be used as ingredients.

V-70™ Hemp Heart Protein has a neutral flavor, so it does not require masking agents. It offers a high water binding capacity, attractive texture (no grittiness), and delivers a ratio of 70% protein (containing all 9 essential amino acids), 25% fiber, and 5% fat (high in Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids). Food and beverage formulators can use V-70™ Hemp Heart Protein in dairy and meat analogs, nutrition drink powders, and more.

Victory ONE™ Hemp Heart Oil is a light-colored, mild and nutty-flavored oil. The light, neutral flavor allows Victory ONE™ to be used in products ranging from ice cream to skincare and CBD oil products. Victory ONE™ Hemp Heart Oil offers the ideal ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 fatty acids of 3:1.

Victory Hemp is a business-to-business primary food ingredient processing company on a mission to help realize the potential of hemp for farmers, brands, chefs, and consumers. As a Public Benefit Corporation, Victory Hemp is committed to leveraging in-house technology to enhance optimal characteristics of the hemp seed through non-GMO breeding programs and minimal processing steps, resulting in highly valuable proteins and oils from the hemp seed. All of Victory Hemp’s products are grown by American farmers, certified Non-GMO and Kosher and are offered as natural or certified Organic.

For more information about the company, visit www.victoryhempfoods.com

For more information about the Hemp Innovation Challenge visit, https://hempinnovationchallenge.org