amidori - from field to fork
In cooperation with the Fraunhofer-Institut für Verfahrenstechnik und Verpackung (IVV) and the Emsland Group, we have achieved the idea of an entirely new form of nutrition. Up until the selection of the – obviously natural – seeds, we haven’t left anything to chance. Not every pea is growing on any soil. Hence perhaps inconspicuous looking pulses became a powerful protein package, a means of life. You can follow the journey of our sun pea from the farmer to your plate by looking at our info graphic.
For the farming of soy, the rainforests are often cut down by the hectare – especially with regard to the keeping of livestock. Instead, we are counting on regional two- and three-field farming systems and hence invest into ecological and sustainable agriculture, as well as happy local farmers, as Fair Trade should not only apply to overseas trade.
Other than that, any leftovers that occur during production process are being 100% recycled. At both production sites we are using renewable energies from hydropower only. We are one of very few producers who can say that nature enjoys our food, too.
During the so-called Cooking-Extrusion, the used plant protein are mixed with water and further ingredients, heated up and finally cooled down again with the help of a nozzle. By applying this method, we are able to achieve the firm to bite fibres of amidori veggie - entirely without the use of animal products or chemicals. We are currently mainly working with our sun pea – the yellow pea, oats, potatoes and different spices.
Next to vitamins, protein is incredibly important for tissue repair and the immune system. Furthermore is it amino acids that ensure the transportation of water, vitamins, fats and minerals to the exact areas of the body that need them. Pulses are the ideal supplier for those little helpers, e.g. peas, which contain many essential amino acids. Even the ones that the human body cannot bind by itself. Next to protein, M¡dori® is also rich in fibres, while containing only little fat, sugars and salt.