Cabbage stalks

In The Netherlands 100,000 tonnes of white cabbage are grown annually of which the largest part is processed into sauerkraut. After shredding, 15,000 tons remain as stalks and are fed to cattle. Preservation of nutritional value Both the shredded parts as well as the stalks are similar...

Unique benefits Oats are known to fit into a healthy food diet: they have a saturating effect, increase resistance to diseases, decrease blood cholesterol and stabilise blood sugar levels. Moreover, oats are important as a part of a gluten-free diet. Next to these, oats are also of...

There is a growing interest in the potential of the production of walnuts and hazelnuts in the Netherlands. Not only its significance to a healthy diet but also the potential for circular agricultural production systems as well as to support continuous, locale supply chains warrant...

After malt has been extracted to yield wort for the production of beer, spent grains remain. These contain mainly seed husk, pericarp and chaff of sprouted barley. They are composed of cellulose, arabinoxylan, protein, lignin, lipid and minerals and is also rich in polyphenols of...

Angélique Schmeinck made two taste buds mind maps for Lekker Lupine and Keep Food Simple; one for cold preparations and one for hot preparations. Precisely because flavour is a critical point with pulses, it is very important to learn how we can make tasty products...

Lekker Lupine and Keep Food Simple are going to work together to get more nutritional value from lupine on the Dutch dinner plates. We do this by combining knowledge about cultivation and properties of the lupine and using it for product development. This will allow...

As from December 31st 2021 Andries Gort has decided to step back as a member of the Board of Keep Food Simple. Andries has been a much appreciated source of inspiration and knowledge over the years. He has been with KFS since its start in 2016...

Pulses are a great source of plant-based protein and fibre; they contain several beneficial bio-active compounds like phytosterols, and their cultivation fits perfectly into a sustainable agriculture. In the Netherlands pulses are not frequently grown and consumed, partly because of the negative connotation as “poor...