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“Inspiring nutrition” – that means exciting ideas, attractive trends, and innovative products and topics that can get you ahead. Read on to learn what inspires and moves us, and be prepared for new ideas!

Psyllium seeds – small but effective

The tiny, dark brown seeds are the fruit of the Indian Plantago ovata plant. The seeds owe their German name (Flohsamen) to their appearance as the psyllium seeds look like tiny, jumping fleas (Flöhe). Unlike fleas, the plant has very positive characteristics: psyllium husks are a real power food for the intestines. They contain 80 to 90% roughage – and as if they hadn’t already scored enough points – the type of roughage they contain is easy on the stomach and swells readily. The husks absorb a high level of water and can expand to up to fifty times their size. This stimulates muscles in the intestines thereby promoting bowel movements and digestion naturally. We don’t want to forego any of these excellent characteristics in our products. That’s why our protein bread mix contains finely ground psyllium husks. The considerable binding capacity of the psyllium husks and their high roughage content turn the protein bread into an easily digestible low carb meal – that’s equally suitable for a gluten-free diet. The psyllium husks have a very mild, almost neutral flavour and don’t disguise the typical taste of bread. We have also added psyllium husk powder to our smoothie powder. Hence, the mixed smoothie not only contains wholesome roughage, it also has the desired velvety-creamy consistency of the popular health drink. Your very good health!

Vegan: It’s the mixture that counts

There is a strong trend towards vegan nutrition. Experts know that it is not only a case of replacing animal foods with vegetable products. What matters is the right combination of vegetable proteins to achieve the maximum biological value. So this is one of the principles on which our high-protein functional foods are based.

Our team’s extensive knowledge of raw materials combined with excellent technical know-how is a source of fresh inspiration to our customers for vegan nutrition concepts. We set standards with effective and sustainable foods which are in line with contemporary taste preferences and consumers’ wishes. Naturally – in the literal sense of the word: for many of our products can be supplied in organic quality.

To us, “vegan” and “functional” mean excellent flavour and convincing efficacy. For instance, we have developed a tasty vegan protein porridge – a nutritious and healthy breakfast based on oats.

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Organic vegan bars: simply irresistible!

Our new bar generation, that offers excellent potential for manufacturers of products for athletes, is based on organically grown dates. The vegan bar consists of 20 % protein from rice, peas and hemp and therefore provides all the essential amino acids. The bar is free from gluten, soy and lactose and also scores with its high percentage of dietary fibre. It is available in two flavours: cocoa and hemp seed or spicy lemon with ginger and chili, and with or without a chocolate coating. Not only athletes love it!

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Vegan protein porridge: hip with oats

Oats have become a trend food. Imagine the healthy cereal as an organic protein porridge that enables brand suppliers to extend their range to include a versatile vegan trend product. Our powder mix consisting of wholemeal rolled oats and magnesium-rich amaranth contains 24 % protein from peas and sunflower seeds. With its high dietary fibre content and pleasant apple-and-cinnamon flavour the organic porridge makes an ideal breakfast with a long-lasting satisfying effect. Since the purely vegetable powder only has to be mixed with hot water, it is also perfect for a quick meal in the office.

SUPERFOODS – Lifestyle products for those who know

Superfoods enable our customers to set trends. We develop tailor-made, innovative concepts for appropriate and creative combinations of functional foods with superfoods – for extra health benefits, and with the chance of value-added for our customers. Think of delicious and healthy bases for smoothies and drinks containing superfoods, bars with goji berries and protein bakery mixes with chia or linseeds; these are available in vegan and organic quality, too.

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Avocado – green and health-giving

Avocados are the fruit of a tree that originated in Central America, where avocados have been used for 10,000 years. In English they are also known as “butter fruits”, because the creamy consistency of their pulp is reminiscent of butter. They can be described as a superfood, for their nutrient density is impressive. The pulp contains a relatively high proportion of fat, between 15 and 25 %, but this consists largely of unsaturated fatty acids. Further advantages are high percentages of dietary fibres, potassium, iron, magnesium, copper and vitamins, (above all the B vitamins and vitamins C, D and E). We are glad to make use of the popularity of this tasty fruit for the benefit of our customers: we look for the individual creations – as shakes or in other dosage forms – that fit in with our customers’ brands.

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Hemp seeds – protein for healthy eaters

Hemp seeds do full justice to the title “superfood”: unlike the proteins of most other plants their protein supplies all 8 essential amino acids. As a superfood, hemp seeds offer even more: the relatively high fat content enjoys a positive rating because of its high proportion of polyunsaturated fatty acids.

Hemp seeds are readily digestible and wholesome, and they contain no gluten or lactose. Athletes, all active people, vegans and vegetarians appreciate these excellent attributes. With hemp seeds we offer our customers value-added – as a vegan bar or in a protein bakery mix. For hemp seeds have many applications, and they are a modern and healthy ingredient for functional foods.

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Goji berries– small, but wow!

Goji berries have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for 6,000 years. In Germany, they are also known as wolfberries; the shrub on which they grow is called “buck’s thorn”. The little red fruit has a good nutrient density. It has earned itself the title “superfood” because of its high content of antioxidants, secondary plant metabolites, minerals, trace elements and vitamins.

Goji berries have become well established among connoisseurs of superfoods. So you can emphasize the functionality of your products with goji berries and integrate this superfood into your marketing concept. We offer innovative combinations, for example vegan bars with goji berries – a healthy snack that well deserves a place in the product range.

The all-rounder: a delicious new, sugar-free bar with 65 % protein

With our new 65 % bar we are presenting a real all-rounder. The bar combines a “genuine” 65 % protein content with an attractive texture and excellent flavour. Gone are the days when protein bars were hard, dry and insipid. There are now high-end products that satisfy even demanding consumers, and with which our customers can secure themselves a noticeable market advantage.

We will produce this unusual bar for you on the basis of valuable milk and whey proteins and without a chocolate coating. The bars are low-fat and sugar-free. They contain 30% less carbohydrate than conventional confectionery bars and are highly suitable for low-carb nutrition. We currently supply the 65% bar in the flavour variants Tasty Cookies & Cream and Toffee Crisp.

A healthy start to the day: ideas for breakfasts with an extra portion of protein

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Trendy breakfast products offer enjoyment and convenience as well as a high protein content. We supply protein-rich powder mixtures for making pancakes, porridge and rice pudding, and also a nutritious bakery mix from which consumers can bake their own protein bread. The new products promise additional sales potential for suppliers of foods for athletes and health products, and also for drugstores and retail private labels.

The protein pancake mix is based on valuable whey protein, milk proteins and oat flour. It has a protein content of 60 % and is slightly sweetened. The protein porridge consists of gluten-free rolled oats, milk protein and apple powder: together with cinnamon, the apple powder gives it a particularly pleasant flavour. The porridge has a convincing protein content of 30 %. Further incentives to buy can be generated with the protein rice pudding, that is just as quick and simple to prepare as the pancakes and porridge. Consumers only have to blend the readily soluble powder with milk or water and heat it, depending on how they wish to eat it. For a classic breakfast we have the protein bread mix. It consists of linseed flour, rice and pea protein, sunflower seeds and psyllium husks. With its unique nutrient profile, this bakery mix contributes to a balanced diet. The protein bread has a low carbohydrate content and is vegan and gluten-free. A good start to a healthy day!

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