Emerging Exporter Award
Natural Evolution is small family business, located in Cairns, that is changing the way humans eat and waste food – one banana at a time.
Natural Evolution has created a process that eliminates wastage in unsellable and oversupplied vegetables by producing 100% Australian-grown affordable gluten free and organic products.
Second-generation banana farmers, Natural Evolution’s owners have innovated to create gluten-free flour from green bananas. Natural Evolution now has patented technology and a pharmaceutical-grade factory. Internationally accredited testing has revealed that the company’s natural flour contains the highest source of resistance starch on earth – 50 times higher than other brands manufactured. Resistance starch replaces any other flour and can be used as a daily supplement. Natural Evolution also contributes to sustainability outcomes by paying farmers market rates for what would otherwise be unsellable bananas.
In 2019, Natural Evolution manufactured health supplements for humans and animals, and for cooking and beauty products. The company’s largest export market is Japan, and it also exports to China, South Korea, the UK and Canada.