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Lentils and beans from European farmers


Farmer Michael Lechner and a Rapunzel employee admire the good harvest.
Farmer Michael Lechner and a Rapunzel employee admire the good harvest.
Farmer Michael Lechner and a Rapunzel employee admire the good harvest.
Beans and lentils are valuable sources of protein, they are rich in easily digestible starch, fibers, minerals such as potassium, magnesium and iron as well as B vitamins. Therefore they are indispensable for the vegetarian and vegan kitchen. Due to their high protein concentration - the highest of all vegetable foods - legumes are an ideal alternative to meat dishes. 

In combination with cereals such as rice, corn or millet, beans or lentils can very well replace animal protein. Uptake of cereals and lentils or beans in combination results in a particularly high biological quality, because the different foods complement each other with respect to their amino acid composition that our body needs for the formation of protein.  

Soil health and fertility 


Legumes - valuable for our ecosystem


The cultivation of domestic protein-producing plants such as lentils, beans, soy or lupines contributes to a more versatile crop rotation and preserves soil fertility. 

Thanks to their unique ability to fix atmospheric nitrogen through nodule bacteria and their ability to enrich the soil with nitrogen, legumes can be grown without nitrogen fertilizer. Thus, legumes help to reduce the chemical burden on the soil. 

In addition to their positive effects on soil fertility, legumes also serve as nutritional basis for many pollinating insects, for example bees. 

Legumes - the natural nitrogen collectors


In their roots, legumes (beans, lentils, soy etc.) form a symbiotic relationship with nitrogen-fixing nodule bacteria. 

This makes them independent from available nitrogen in the soil. Through their ability to fix atmospheric nitrogen, they contribute significantly to the fertility of the soil

Nitrogen is mainly used for protein synthesis in seeds. Therefore, legumes also have higher protein concentrations than other plants. 

Rapunzel lentils and beans from Europe


Soy beans
Soy beans
Borlotti beans
Borlotti beans
Cannellini beans from Italy
Cannellini beans from Italy
Kidney beans red from Italy
Kidney beans red from Italy
White giant beans
White giant beans
Colorful giant beans
Colorful giant beans
Pardina lentils
Pardina lentils
Troy lentils (green - brown)
Troy lentils (green - brown)
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