Solintagro aims to promote grain legume cultivation in Mediterranean rain fed low-input farming systems. The aim is to evaluate currently and previously grown grain legume cultivars and landraces for characteristics of importance to sustainable agriculture, giving priority to the best combination of increased yield and resistance to stresses and integrated management.
With the different dietary alternatives based solely on plant protein and nutrients, it is important to gather information on seeds composition, allowing each person to tailor the elements of their diet according to their needs.
Across the EU 20-45 % of food is consumed outside the home. Vegetarian and vegan menus are gaining stronger footholds in the European restaurant scene and consumers want more options.This case study carried out analysis about how supply chains to the food service market are structured and how suppliers of legumes and pulses could engage in the supply chains. We find a strong focus on greening the menus to provide alternatives to meat-based dishes.
Recent years have seen an increase in meat consumption per capita in developing countries and a new trend in reducing meat consumption in industrialized countries. Decreasing meat consumption needs to be replaced by a high-protein diet based on plant proteins, resulting in a growing market for new products, a major source of protein-rich foods being legumes. Yellow pea is a power-packed protein source that is allergen-free and gluten-free for vegetarian, vegan and health-conscious consumers.