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Vegetarian and Vegan Range

Bensons have addressed the growing need for Vegetarian, Vegan and Plant-based ingredients by increasing the range of materials we now offer to manufacturers meeting this market.

Our selection of carefully chosen products have been sourced from manufacturers that understand this market well and have chosen suitable supply chains to be able to demonstrate that their ingredients meet the demands of the sector.



Cham Foods

We are delighted to let you know that we are now working with Cham Food Solutions, who produce an interesting and useful range of both freeze and spray dried ingredients. Ideally suited for products designed for products that are quick and easy to prepare.

Cham is committed to using the best raw materials and methods of processing, allowing their products to retain the most nutrients possible.

They have the advantage of a perfect climate, a long growing season, and the most advanced agriculture and processing technologies to supply products that perform beautifully in your product.

Cham take fresh and frozen raw materials and then process and package them according to the highest quality standards. These products are used in a wide variety of food segments, from ready-to-consume meals, soups, salads, and sauces to chocolates, snacks & cereals, bakery, and smoothies.


Kidney Beans
  • Freeze Dried Pulses:
  • Black Eyed Beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Kidney Beans
  • Lentils - Black - Green - Red - Speckled
  • Mung Beans
  • Pinto Beans
  • White Beans
  • Soybeans
  • Freeze Dried Grains:
  • Buckwheat
  • Pearl Barley
  • Rice - Basmati - Jasmine - Red Rice
  • Wild Quinoa
  • Black Quinoa
  • Red Quinoa
  • White Quinoa
  • Freeze Dried Powders:
  • Avocado powder -100%
  • Lemon powder - 100%
  • Lime powder - 100%
  • Orange powder - 100%
  • Grapefruit powder - 100%

TEFF – from Blonk Quality Ingredients

Teff is 100% gluten free, which makes it extremely useful in GF applications. There are many variations available, which makes Teff very adaptable in use.

Teff is also ideally suited to the Spanish climate where ours is grown. Teff uses less water than most crops and it has been found to help regenerate the soil in which it is grown, so is beneficial to both farmer and the environment.

We offer two varieties that have proved to be particularly well adapted to the climate and soil conditions. One is white in colour and the other brown. The nutritional characteristics are very similar and the choice of one or the other depends on the application and consumer preference.

After being harvested, our teff is cleaned, and undergoes a heat treatment and homogenization to guarantee our customers a standardized clean grain. This is mainly used for milling but also as an ingredient in other industrial processes or to be filled into retail packs.

All our Teff ingredients are available in organic form as well as conventional.



TEFF Flour – Standard:
The most common use of Teff in food is as flour. There are many industrial and artisan processes, so we can supply different types of flour to satisfy the needs of our customers. Standard, Extra Fine and Soluble.

The standard flour is the one most used. We offer white and brown flour. If desired, we can also deliver flour from a mix of the two types.

TEFF Flour – Extra Fine:
Extra fine flour is like the standard flour and is produced for clients that need a finer powder. The milling process is more complex.

TEFF Flour – Soluble:
Our soluble flour is produced for customers that need a flour that dissolves better than the standard flour. We offer white and brown flour as well as from a mix of the two types on customer request.

Instant TEFF Flour:
Our instant flour has similar characteristics to the standard flour but can be eaten raw. The milling process is more complex and consists of several pasteurization steps. In addition, it is also very soluble.

TEFF Flakes:
Teff flakes are produced by heat treating, rolling and drying a blend of brown and white teff. The result is a small flake with a light aroma of roasted nuts. Teff flakes have all the same properties as the raw teff grain, with the added benefit of a high water-absorption capacity - and they are ready to use.

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We are now supplying Quinoa in many convenient forms. Classified as a superfood, quinoa is a seed, not a grain, and is naturally gluten-free.

We ensure our Quinoa stays gluten free because it is processed in a quinoa-only facility. Quinoa is nutritionally dense and packed with vitamins and minerals. It is a complete protein and is a good source of vitamin B6, thiamine, fibre, iron, manganese, phosphorus, copper, magnesium, and zinc.

Our Quinoa is grown in Canada and thoroughly cleaned and sorted before shipment. It is normally delivered in bags, but totes are also available for larger users.



Is available in several colours and types.

  • RED:
  • Seed, Flour, Toasted Flour, Pre-gelled Flour, Flakes and is suitable for salads, soups as well as protein bowls.
  • Seed, Flour, Toasted Flour, Pregel Flour, Flakes, Crisps, Puffs, Pops. This type is mainly used for soups, salads, side dishes and breakfast cereals as well as in pasta and bread.
  • WHITE:
  • Seed, Flour, Toasted Flour, Pre-gel Flour, Flakes, very convenient for side dishes, soups, breakfast cereals and soups as well as extruded snacks, nutritional bars, pasta, and bread.
  • BLACK:
  • Seed, Flakes, used mainly in soups, and side dishes.
  • All the nutritional qualities of the seed, but because it is quickly rehydrated, can be used in nutritional bars, extruded snacks, soups, and meat alternatives, for texture.
  • Made from white flour this type can be used as a thickener in sauces and dressings, soups, puddings, beverages as well as in baked goods.
  • Based on white flour, this can be used in baked goods, pasta, extruded snacks, nutritional bars as well as bread.
  • Based on all colours of seed, the flakes are quicker to rehydrate than seed and are ideal for soups, breakfast cereals, nutritional bars, as well as meatballs and meat replacements.
  • These are all extruded ingredients, intended for use in nutritional bars, breakfast cereals such as granolas, salad or yoghurt toppings and snack clusters.


Our award winning miso pastes are made from 100% natural organic ingredients. Ours is unpasteurised to retain the miso paste’s natural benefits and maintain its full umami flavour.

Miso paste is naturally protein-rich and have both prebiotic and probiotic qualities which is great for the gut when miso is enjoyed raw or with minimal cooking. Our signature miso paste is made in the Shinshu region in Japan using traditional techniques past down from generations. Miso is naturally vegan and a great way to add satisfying flavour to a wide range of vegan recipes. It can mimic the flavour of cheese too, for an umami-rich dish.

We supply Red and White miso pastes, both of which are organic and suitable for any dish that requires an umami boost. These are packed in 25kg poly lined cartons.

For a more convenient form, we have white and red freeze dried Miso Powder, easier to dispense and because it is freeze dried, no carrier is needed. The powders are packed in 20kg lined paper sacks.


Miso Soup

Vegan Marshmallows

We have now introduced Vegan Marshmallows, so that your vegan specialities can now be decorated with marshmallows. We have two sizes, standard – ideal for toasting and minis for decoration.

The standard colours are white and pink, both vanilla flavoured, but new flavours are on the way – Pumpkin, Maple and Peppermint, ideal for festive occasions. These are packed in poly lined cartons of 15lb (6.80kg).



Vegan Coconut Milk Powder

We now have a source of Vegan Coconut Milk powder, manufactured in the Philippines, from specially selected coconuts.

All our raw material is either ‘raw’ or has gone through minimal processing. The farmers that grow the nuts that are used all have organic certification, or farm naturally, with no herbicides or pesticides. The packaging is all recyclable.

The coconut milk powder is made without the use of sodium caseinate, commonly found in other coconut milk powders, so that we can truly claim that our product is 100% dairy free.

We are continually enlarging our vegan coconut selection, so please contact us for more information.