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from field to fork

The pea itself is the real protein factory

Local raw materials and transparency

valuable plant proteins without soya and without chemicals

Our products are made primarily from Sunny Peas®: all of the energy they contain is developed from one summer’s worth of sun, rainwater and the nutrients from the topsoil. That is good for people and good for the planet. Animal production of meat, milk and eggs has a much bigger impact on the environment than the production of any other food product. Meat production is so inefficient and puts such a huge strain on resources that soon there will no longer be sufficient resources to provide well-balanced nutrition for the almost 9 billion people on this planet. The basis for our products is plants grown using a traditional multi-field crop rotation system instead of monocultures.

Sunny Peas®
Sunny Peas® contain one summer’s worth of sun

a queen among the pulses

Our main ingredient is the Astronaute pea. Yellow in colour, these peas are incredibly stable with good natural weed suppression and high grain and raw protein yields. That’s why we lovingly refer to the peas we use as our Sunny Peas®, out of respect for one of the planet’s most important energy sources. The peas reduce nitrate residue in the soil, thus ensuring better groundwater. The peas increase soil activity, enrich good bacteria in the soil and help to reduce pesticides, in turn helping the bees. All this is what makes the pea a true “environmentalist”. What’s more, we don’t use any soya.

We consider pulses to be an integral part of a sustainable food production process geared towards food security and nutritious food. Pulses are legumes with nitrogen-fixing properties. They help to increase soil fertility and have a positive impact on the environment. The plants don’t just turn CO2 from the atmosphere into biomass, they also store nitrogen from the surrounding air in the rhizobia bacteria in their roots. The roots can simply be undercut after harvest, saving nitrogen-rich fertiliser and preserving groundwater.

Local peas

only plant proteins and natural ingredients

amidori products are made from rainwater, pea protein, spices, rapeseed oil, gluten-free wholegrain oat flour, pea fibre, potato starch, salt, spice extract and natural flavours. Our products are free from genetic manipulation, soya, palm oil and artificial flavours and are non-allergenic. Our products have a healthy ecological, conscious and socially responsible footprint.

Some 95% of the peas come from controlled German cultivation, being largely produced in east and south Germany. The other 5 per cent come from neighbouring countries, predominantly Scandinavia, Belgium and France. Eastern European countries are also important for our medium-term goal of manufacturing our raw materials organically. We cannot achieve this goal with the organic cultivation space available in Germany alone. Important: for us and our agricultural partner, the Emsland Group, to regularly visit our contracted farmers on their farms.

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From raw material to final product

physics and biology instead of chemistry

The extraction of protein is a physical process. The pea protein is found in the pea’s waters. This water is first pre-treated and heated. The moist protein flakes then emerge from the waters. These are then condensed using a centrifuge, dried and filled. The next stage is known as wet extrusion. This involves combining and mixing the raw materials and then moulding them with heat and pressure. The plant proteins are then cooked and pressed through a downstream chilled nozzle using two worm shafts. This creates the texture similar to meat. This extrusion process is also used for cereals and peanut puffs.

Better packaging

66% less plastic

The new sustainable packaging is made from 100% recycled paper and is itself 100% recyclable. Our new packaging saves more than two thirds of plastic in comparison to the previous packaging. The paper and plastic can now be completely separated. Our goal of constantly improving our sustainability is no walk in the park. It takes hard work and worthwhile investment. Of course, our production also requires power – but we only use power from renewable sources. We use hydropower for all of our sites.

Frequently asked questions

questions and answers

In recent years, we have received a wide array of questions – ranging from topics such as amidori itself and our own food products to the challenges facing responsible, global food production and the crucial balance of nature and the environment. We have compiled the most frequently asked questions into a document. Curious? Then simply click the button below and download our FAQ. Hopefully this will answer any questions you have. If not – just get in touch!

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Controlled quality

certified excellence

Our products have earned internationally recognised quality seals and certificates. The European Vegetarian Union V-label, IFS Food seal and BRC Food seal allow manufacturers to appropriately label vegetarian and vegan products, certifying their quality and food safety and showing that they have met the relevant product and service standards. These labels are awarded following the relevant audit. Another interesting fact that is not reflected in our labels: we use energy from hydropower. In Stegaurach, we have even recently switched to using regional power from biogas plants.

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Strong partnerships

responsible partners side by side

We have strong partners: the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging (IVV) specialises in high-quality food products and secure packaging. Our aim is to use raw materials efficiently and minimise our impact on the environment. The Emsland Group is Germany’s largest potato starch producer and a leading company in the development of innovative product solutions using renewable raw materials. The Pfeifer & Langen Industrie- und Handels-KG is a proprietary company of leading enterprises within the food and beverage industry. The portfolio is characterised by well-known brands, trademarks and a strong position within industrial customer business.

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