How Queal is made, from natural ingredients to our awesome meals.
Learn about how we go from some of the most well-known building blocks of many meals to a complete meal. Follow the journey from grain to delicious meal.
From Farm to Table.
This articles focuses on the journey our ingredients take. We also note where they come from and you can read more about the environmental impact on our sustainability page. In the end, read about how all the ingredients come together and we make them into awesome meals.
What is oat flour?
One of our main ingredients in Queal Steady shakes is whole grain oat flour. Oat flour is oatmeal made from very finely ground whole grain oats. “Whole grain oats” means that it contains all three parts of the grain. An oat consists of a bran, endosperm, and germ. The bran is the part where the fibre content is the highest.
Where does our oat flour come from?
Most of the oats come from the UK. We also source some from Finland.
What is soy flour?
Our Soy Flour is full-fat toasted (this means it keeps all its natural oils during processing) and one of the main ingredients in Steady. Like the other main ingredients it's from the EU and non-GMO. Soy flour is a rich source of proteins, iron, Vitamin B, and calcium.
Where does our soy flour come from?
The soy flour is processed in The Netherlands, with soy sourced from all over Europe.
What is whey protein?
Milk is made of two types of proteins: casein and whey. Whey protein can be separated from the casein in milk or formed as a by-product of cheese making. It’s a protein low in lactose content (4%) and it contains all 9 essential amino acids (the one's our body can't make itself).
Where does our whey protein come from?
Our whey protein is being processed and shipped from the UK. The milk itself comes mostly from German cows. Though more milk is also sourced from The Netherlands, Belgium, France and the UK itself.
What is pea protein?
Our pea protein is isolated from yellow pea (pisum sativum), this vegetable source of protein is vegan-friendly. Many other non-meat protein alternatives contain dairy, whey or eggs. Pea protein is similar to whey protein in calorie and protein levels. Pea protein is mostly combined with rice protein to balance the amino acid profile.
Where does our pea protein come from?
The yellow peas, needed for the pea protein, are sourced and processed in France.
What is rice protein?
Rice protein is a vegan protein source, isolated from rice. It is often used as an alternative to the more common whey protein. Rice protein is comparable to soy protein isolate in its amino acid profile. Brown rice, works as a good alternative for whey protein but the balance of essential amino acids isn't perfect. Therefore, rice protein is mostly combined with pea protein to balance the amino acid profile.
Where does our rice protein come from?
The rice protein we use in our shakes is processed in The Netherlands.
What is isomaltulose?
Isomaltulose (also known as Palatinose) is a complex carbohydrate, that delivers a slow-release energy supply compared to most other sugars thanks to its low-glycaemic profile. It is derived from natural sugar beets.
Where does our isomaltulose come from?
We source our isomaltulose from Germany.
What is maltodextrin?
Maltodextrin is a complex carbohydrate, that delivers fast-release carbohydrates. It is created from cornstarch. In Queal we combine maltodextrin, isomaltulose, oat flour, and soy flour for a perfect (we think) balance of carbohydrates.
Where does our maltodextrin come from?
The maltodextrin is processed in Belgium. We source our maltodextrin (read: corn) from The Netherlands and Belgium.
What is sunflower oil?
Sunflower oil is a vegetable oil retrieved from sunflower seeds. In Queal we make use of oil in powdered form. We use a micro-coating technique to mix the oil into the powder, this makes it possible to get rid of the separate oil we had back in the days. With this technique, the oil binds to the maltodextrin in the mixture.
Where does our sunflower oil come from?
The sunflower oil is processed in France. Most of the sunflower seeds come from France as well, some are imported from Spain.
What is linseed oil?
Also known as flaxseed oil, linseed oil is derived from the dried seeds of the flax plant. The oil is obtained by coldpressing the seeds. It is known for it’s hearty taste. Just like with the sunflower oil we mix it directly into the rest of the powder.
Where does our linseed oil come from?
The linseed oil is grown and processed in Belgium.
Vitamin & Mineral Mix
What is the vitamin and mineral mix?
The micro-nutrient mix is a very fine powder that is custom made for each variation of our products to make sure it provides you with everything your body needs. It makes sure that every product contains 27 vitamins and minerals in total. These vitamins and minerals are both from natural and artificial sources.
Where does our vitamin and mineral mix come from?
The mix is made in The Netherlands.
What is in Steady?
Queal Steady is made with all the above building blocks. We mix together the oat flour, whey protein, isomaltulose, maltodextrin, soy flour, sunflower oil, linseed oil, and the vitamin & mineral mix. Next to these building blocks we add a few helper ingredients. These consist of natural flavouring, glucose syrup, emulsifier (sunflower lecithin), raising agent (sodium bicarbonate), thickener (xanthan gum & modified starch), anti-caking agent (silicon dioxide), antioxidant (rosemary extract), and a sweetener (sucralose). More information about these can be found on our ingredient page.
Where does Queal come from?
Queal is mixed in The Netherlands. And above you can see where all the main ingredients have come from! Also see our map on the sustainability page.
With Queal we are making a sustainable and efficient product. Our ingredients don't travel very far, nothing gets wasted, and we pack as much nutrition in as possible. As we like to say in our mission statement "We support healthy and sustainable lifestyles by providing smart and accessible nutrition." Order now