ESSRG is leading the TRUE policy work package. In this blogpost the research behind the policy recommendations is explained. A Delphi process was carried out to explore future policy scenarios for legumes in Europe.
As part of a student project for WP3: Nutrition and product development at Universidade Católica Portuguesa, a children's cookbook with legume recipes was created by TRUE student assistant Eva Lingemann. The book can help to familiarize consumers with the diversity and child friendliness of legumes and legume dishes
Bread and cereals have been the symbol of nutrition for the world's population for many centuries. This also applies to legumes like for example peas, beans or lentils. Thanks to the progressive development of technology, it is now possible to combine the best of both worlds by processing the legumes into flour and then working them into a dough, thus producing a tasty and qualitatively improved bread.
How to shift aquafeed's dependence on fish-based ingredients to a fish-free product that is based on legume protein, and create a more sustainable aquafeed with less environmental impact? AWI findings provide new insights.
In scope of TRUE´s Work Package 3 activities, the idea to develop a healthy snack based on lentil, a well-adapted legume grain produced in Spain, Germany and other European countries, and that offers great health benefits, was born. Given its nutritional attributes, and processing properties, we considered important to promote lentil consumption in Portugal.
Report from a workshop on a sustainability model to link the multiple dimensions (environment, economy, society) across five nodes (producer, processor, transport, retailer & consumer) of legume based value chains.
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.
The development of sustainability indicators for assessment of legume-based systems in Europe should follow the conceptual model of information and knowledge through the legume quality chain. A suite of indicators covering environmental, economic and policy pillars, as well as their interactions (bearability, viability and equitability), should be developed for each node in the quality chain.