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‘New Leaf’ for chip plant means new products, markets

A former potato chip plant is creating new market opportunities and lucrative new crops for the farmers of Prince Edward Island.

Earlier this year, New Leaf Essentials East took over facilities in Slemon Park previously used by Small Fry and Humpty Dumpty to produce potato chips. Now the plant specializes in processing "pulses" – high-protein legume plants like dried peas, beans, lentils, and chickpeas.

They are used in pulse products including starches, proteins, fiber and flour for human and pet food markets, including aquaculture feed. The company also serves export markets worldwide. To read the full story, click here.