Rebooting food – Finding new ways
IT ALL STARTED WITH A SEED...
Did you know seeds are the start of what would turn into a vegetable? The most important nutrients of the vegetable/sprout is in the seed. Thats why the sprout has a far larger concentration of nutrients compared to a fully grown vegetable.
WE ONLY SELECT THE BEST SEEDS
Type and quality of the seed is very important for the nutritional yield. We only use organic seeds of the highest quality to ensure we get the highest and best values every time.
FROM SPROUTS TO POWDER
Sprouts has large quantities of vitamins and minerals relative to its size. As an example the concentration of Sulforaphane in a broccoli sprout is 20-50 times larger than in a fully grown broccoli. The production of broccoli sprout powder gives particularly high values of the nutrient Sulforaphane, which has turned out to be a «miracle nutrient» to lifestyle diseases and a number of other diagnoses.
UNIQUE PRODUCTION PROCESS
At Pure Food Norge (PFN) we have developed our own production process, an ingenious technology for freeze drying. The process preserves and safeguards the nutritional content and the important active substances of the sprouts. This allows us the opportunity of producing a long shelf life broccoli sprout powder, with very high values of Sulforaphane. This process can be applied on all microgreens.
The production is done indoor under controllable conditions. Sprouts and Microgreens are harvested after just a few days. Large quantities can be produced without occupying large agricultural areas. No pollution and controllable quality routines makes our production even more sustainable and competitive when the food of the future is put on the table.
PARTNER IN PRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT
Norske Spirer JSC is the largest and oldest producer of sprouts in Norway. For several years we have collaborated in developing the organic sprout mixes now available in a variety of retail stores. Innovative product development and technology allows for further collaboration on freeze drying sprouts and microgreens in a new and modern production line in Norway.
FORTIFICATION OF FOODS AND DRINKS
The sprout powder can fortify ready meals and add new nutrition, or mix into already freeze-dried foods such as fish or meat. If you add water to the powder and heat it, you transform it into a ready meal with a high nutritional content and vital active substances.
FOOD AS MEDICINE
Sulforaphane has been connected with a number of different health benefits and according to several studies the active substances in Sulforaphane helps fight cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. It has also been shown to have a positive impact on intestinal health, aging, cardiovascular health, detoxification etc. Read about Sulforaphane´s health benefits here(link)
Our naturally freeze-dried products without additives serves well as an effective supplement, and are easily used in any diet to counter deficiencies in vitamins, minerals and other active substances. Either as capsules or small bags of powder blendable with food and beverages, the supplement is becoming increasingly relevant.
Microgreens also start with a seed, but they are immature plants that have developed visible and larger leafs than a sprout. A plant is usually at the microgreen stage 3-12 days, but some require a longer period of time. We can utilize our production process, experience and knowledge from sprouts to produce high-quality microgreens.