Our Process


Our process is simpler and better from start to finish. First, a unique HydroRelease™ method allows us to use more of the source nut or grain. This means superior nutrition and flavor with fewer ingredients. We then package our products in shelf-stable, recyclable cartons. Many have a variety of uses, ranging from cooking to coffee and sauces to smoothies.

HYDRORELEASE™ METHOD - HydroRelease was developed by famous food technologist Dr. Cheryl Mitchell. First we use just water to separate the nutritional components of the nut or grain. Keeping these intact maintains their integrity for you to enjoy in the finished product.

NATURALLY CREAMY BEVERAGES - Next, we put the nutrients back together as a thick, creamy, full-flavored emulsion. No added gums or emulsifiers are needed to hold the product together, giving all Elmhurst products a clean label of no more than six – and as few as two – ingredients.

ASEPTIC PACKAGING - This technology uses time, temperature, and hermetic sealing to create fully sterile product without need for preservatives. Each Elmhurst carton has a shelf-life of six months from the date of manufacture, whether refrigerated or at room temperature.

VERSATILITY - Elmhurst products are versatile, with a variety of uses beyond drinking. These may include everything from coffee to cooking, smoothies to soups. Our cashew milk, for instance, works to barista standards in coffee, and can also be used in baking and sauces.

SUSTAINABILITY - HydroRelease is a zero waste process, meaning all parts of the nut or grain are used. Our cartons are certified by the Forest Stewardship council and 100% recyclable in most US homes. Plant-based foods generally have a lower carbon footprint than their animal counterparts.

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