Our Solutions

As a Regenerative Food Tech Company, a primary focus of ours is to provide the food industry with breakthrough solutions to enable more sustainable (often regenerative) business models and lifestyles. We call this approach “T.I.P.” and it’s our approach and methodology to tackling food waste and food insecurity.

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We develop and commercialize food waste processing technologies (ours and others') to use in producing products & ingredients. We also sell, lease, or license drying machines to growers, processors, and food manufacturers.

We have exclusive, and multiple pending patents for these technologies.


SAUNA Machine

the next wave in food dehydration


SAUNA Machine

  • Our main (of three) food drying systems, is a novel and new form of dehydration that is energy and time efficient, naturally preserves practically all micronutrients, flavors, and color of fruits, vegetables, tubers, and fungi, and shrinks them into nutrient-dense food stuffs—within one hour

  • Our first scaled machine was built with a grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) along with the USDA and UC Davis

    • The patented USDA core technology application range is wide and Treasure8 holds the exclusive Patent licensing rights to manufacture SAUNA machines and products from them

    • Additional supportive patents filed (w/ USDA)

  • Uses upcycled, imperfect produce from fields and food waste from post-production sources

  • The collaborative project has won a Far West Federal Laboratory Consortium Award for Outstanding Commercialization Success

Quick Facts

  • Creates crunchy and crispy products without frying or oil

  • Sustainability

    • Energy efficient - Up to 72% less energy compared to frying, up to 82.5% more efficient than freeze drying

    • Water efficient - potential to save 45 - 225 million gallons of water in California alone

    • Low energy, clean burning

    • No NoX off-gassing

    • Acrylamide free (Prop 65 friendly)

  • The patent base also covers dehydrofreezing - can help reduce food freezing costs and increase quality by partial dehydration before freezing (better color and structure)

  • Preserves more micronutrients than other forms of dehydration (e.g. captures more polyphenols and vitamin C in apples vs baking)

  • Partnered with global food equipment manufacturer to produce SAUNA machines at scale world wide





We produce ingredients from fruits and vegetables through a variety of different drying techniques that are not only healthier, but more sustainable and most often more cost effective, too. We source materials from a range of different inputs — from ugly and imperfect produce to post-production food streams, all the way to regular Grade A sources.


For People

Producing plant-based ingredients for our products and others’

For Pets

Nutrition for the table and the floor

For Nutraceuticals

Cleanly extracting value

For Sustainable Fuel

Converting waste streams into enegy and agricultural inputs

Some ingredient examples of the SAUNA Process - bursting with color, flavor and micronutrients.

Some ingredient examples of the SAUNA Process - bursting with color, flavor and micronutrients.



Our product innovation team has a long history of making unique, healthy, and innovative consumer packaged goods products. We develop products for ourselves and others and focus on healthy, plant-based, and gut-friendly foods that incorporate food waste streams and are designed to also work at large-scale production.

Ground Rules

Ground Rules™ Chips are ORGANIC natural and crispy, nutrient-dense, organic fruit and veggie chips that use the patented SAUNA process convert virgin, “imperfects & leftovers” as much as possible. Superior flavor and crunch without frying or oil. They currently come in Naked Beets, Sweet Potato, and Apple, and more flavors to come soon!

SINGLE ingredient: Organic Beets, Organic Apples, Organic Sweet Potatoes


One Smart Cookie

Plant-Forward Cookies

(Formally TC’s Bakehouse) Plant-forward Cookie Thins: Deliciously made w/ 25% veggies (and you don’t notice). We originally made these for hospital maternity wards. Now they will be available to you soon. Flavors: Chocolate Mint, Lemon Poppy Seed, Crispy Cinnamon.

  • Gluten free

  • Non GMO Project Verified

  • Kosher

  • Vegan

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