Causes

Some see 'ugly', they see food still good

UglyFood co-founders (from left) Lee Zhong Han, 21; Yeo Pei Shan, 23; Foo Lin Geng, 23; and Augustine Tan, 23, at Zhongshan Park on Aug 26 last year.
UglyFood co-founders (from left) Lee Zhong Han, 21; Yeo Pei Shan, 23; Foo Lin Geng, 23; and Augustine Tan, 23, at Zhongshan Park on Aug 26 last year.PHOTO: COURTESY OF YEO PEI SHAN

In fast-paced Singapore, there are those in need - and those who go out of their way to meet these needs. This is part of a series on noteworthy causes The Straits Timesis spotlighting.

Many people prefer ingredients in a perfect state when they whip up a tasty treat. But a social enterprise is making nutritious refreshments out of "ugly" items as well.
 

A group of six individuals started UglyFood, which makes popsicles, juices and teas produced from fruit and vegetables that have blemishes, bruises or odd shapes.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 08, 2018, with the headline 'Some see 'ugly', they see food still good'. Print Edition | Subscribe