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The importance of pulses and grains in plant-based food

According to FoodNavigator, multinationals Nestlé, Tesco and Unilever are the best prepared companies for a booming plant-based market. But why is it important for small and medium suppliers of protein ingredients to prepare for this trend?

CBI Market Information Presentations Anuga 2019

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Exporting dried kidney beans to Europe

Kidney beans are one of the main consumed beans in Europe. The preferred type of kidney bean depends on the local tradition and cultural influence. Supply is strong from Canada, the USA, Argentina and China. New developments in food processing and attention for health food provide opportunities for new suppliers of kidney beans. Reliable volume and competitive pricing are important factors for success.


Exporting dried beans to Europe

Europe offers a relatively stable market for dried beans. For developing countries there are opportunities in several types of dried beans, such as mung beans and cow peas, if quality standards and reliable volumes can be provided. Positive drivers for growth include the attention of European consumers for health food and their interest in exotic cuisines and product innovations.


Exporting specialty rice varieties to Europe

European interest in speciality varieties of rice is growing. Consumers are drawn to Asian aromatic varieties of rice, as well as to varieties that are suitable for traditional dishes such as sushi, risotto or paella. Brown rice has also increased in popularity thanks to its health benefits. In future, growing opportunities can be expected for niche rice varieties such as red and black rice. The better a rice variety relates to food and cooking trends, the greater your chances are as a supplier.


Exporting dried mung beans to Europe

Mung beans are a traditional ethnic ingredient in the cuisines of various Asian countries, which have become popular among European consumers. Asian cuisines and newly developed products are important for the future sales of dry mung beans. That said, you will find most opportunities in the European sprouting business, on which food safety regulation has recently been sharpened. You must comply with excellent traceability and microbiological control before you can supply this market.


Natural Ingredients for Food Peru

This programme covers four sectors: grains and pulses; functional ingredients; fruit ingredients; and herbs and spices. Our main goal is to help exporters of these products to do more business in Europe.

European demand for natural food ingredients is high. Many Peruvian companies in this sector have a lot of export potential. They need support and assistance in getting ready for the European market.

Exporting grains and pulses to Europe

Europe offers opportunities for exporters of grains and pulses. The information you find on this page can help you get grains and pulses on the European market.

Exporting teff to Europe

Teff is one of the smallest sized grains and a staple food in Ethiopia. Teff was initially exported to supply Ethiopians living abroad, but it has caught the interest of many other consumers in Europe. Its nutritional and gluten-free value make teff very suitable as an ingredient for the increasing demand in healthy bakery, cereal and snack products.


Exporting quinoa to Europe

In Europe, quinoa has been developed by the organic sector and grown significantly since 2012. It caught the attention of many food specialists and its popularity is a direct result of increasing consumer awareness of healthier diets. The first signs of a stabilising growth came in 2017. The novelty of the quinoa trade is now over, but it has left a permanent mark on the habits of European consumers. Future opportunities in Europe will be driven by product development and the increasing use of quinoa as an ingredient.

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