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October 17, 2022 11:59 pm

About this idea
We give customers an opportunity to be flexible with healthier food choices without sacrificing taste, nutrition, or convenience. Our products often cut and bit like meat, but they are true plant-based products made from mushrooms. We are not looking to produce faux meat or products that are too fragile to cut and eat like most veggie meals in the marketplace. We’re here to meat you (all pun intended) in the middle with mushrooms. We've released our first product the Cruz Burgers.
Impact
Mushrooms are a rich, low calorie source of fiber, protein, and antioxidants. Research suggests they may also mitigate the risk of developing serious health conditions such as Alzheimer’s, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. They’re also great sources of: Selenium. We’re using them to create meat alternatives to impact locally and build globally so people live healthily. We believe in food miracles for all people.
What I'll do with $5,000
Scale production by purchasing ingredients to meet demand between online orders, farmer's market, grocery stores, and food services (restaurants and education institutions). It will also help to pay contractors like Kitchen Techs and Demo Specialists. The Mushrooms Angel Company has bootstrapped its way to more than $50k in revenue since launching 14 months ago. This has been done with 2 unpaid team members (Dom and W.E.) and a few volunteers. The money will help to scale production and build team,
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About Wendy DaCruz

After more than a decade together, the husband-and-wife duo joke that the biggest spats they’ve had as a couple centered around food because of their very different taste palettes. That’s before Wendy, who initially didn’t like mushrooms in a twist of events, inspired the first meat alternative made from mushroom recipe, Cruz Burgers, and Dominique perfected it. Founded in the midst of a global pandemic, the shift into a more plant-based diet began during a normal yearly Daniel’s fast where the family removed meat from their diet temporarily. But after reading about outbreaks in meat packing plants, scarcity of supply and an increase of compromised immune systems, they decided to turn the fast into a lifestyle and share their mushroom based meat recipe with the world to help address these health issues. Now, their mission is to produce meat alternatives made from mushrooms to create a world where food miracles are possible for all people.

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