About Us

ABOUT KARANA

A little About Us

KARANA is scaling biodiverse, farmer-friendly, regenerative crops and crafting them into products that are meaty and versatile, nutritious and delicious culinary experiences.
We hope to drive transformation from monoculture industrial farming to a more equitable, decentralized and regenerative model to restore balance and connection in our food system from crop to consumer.

The name KARANA comes from two origins: A Sanskrit and Hindi word meaning “doing” or “to do”, which represents the need to take action in our food system, along with the Balinese philosophy of Tri Hita Karana, which is centered around achieving prosperity and well being through balance with nature, spirituality, and people.

Let’s transform to a more equitable, regenerative and decentralized model to restore balance and connection from crop to consumer.

All hail the mighty jackfruit

good to grow

BIODIVERSITY
  • Great for intercropping
REGENERATIVE
agriculture
  • Perennial tree crop
  • Good for soil
LOCAL FARMERS
& COMMUNITIES
  • 70% Currently wasted
  • Yields 3-5x higher than wheat!

good to eat

FIBROUS STRUCTURE
  • Natural structure lends to texturization
clean ingredients
  • No denaturing or isolation
  • No off tastes to mask
nourishing
  • Whole plant fiber & nutrition
  • Gluten and soy free

Impact

KARANA is committed to biodiversity — which means we focus on finding unique and varied functional ingredients for our products that promote planetary health and sustainability.

Farmers

TRANSPARENCY MATTERS TO CONSUMERS

Jackfruit is a farmer friendly, but under-commercialized crop, with 60% and up often going to waste in Sri Lanka. KARANA is creating value for farmers by buying this previously wasted crop.

We know our farmers and make sure that we are creating value for them and their communities.
We believe that ingredients and farmers should be celebrated, not hidden.