Introducing the next generation of Rapunzel
Vision and Corporate Philosophy
40 years Rapunzel - 40 years organic movement
Fairy tale wedding: Zwergenwiese and Rapunzel
One World Award
Partners and products
Processing in Ören
Impressions & Reports
HAND IN HAND-Fair-Trade-Program
HAND IN HAND fair trade
HAND IN HAND criteria
HAND IN HAND-Partner
HAND IN HAND-donation
HAND IN HAND-FUND Overview
Exemplary Projects in Details
Kisanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Electric Fence, Malawi
Nature’s Treasure Chest, Madagascar
Protection of Rhinoceroses, South Africa
Fishing without Dynamite, Cambodia
Tibet - Surviving after the Earthquake
Clean Drinking Water, India
Vegetables in the Desert, Pakistan
New Forest, Philippines
Forest at the Source of the Rio Nosara, Costa Rica
On the Nut Trail, Brazil
Bolivia - The True Gold of the Incas
Dolphins off the Coast of Paracas, Peru
Hekima, a Success Story
A School for the Future of Africa
Organic quality since 1974
Special Rapunzel quality
Agropoisons? No thanks!
Fair organic palm oil
Rapunzel among the forerunners for sustainable palm oil
Palm oil: pros and cons
The Legau Declaration
Important questions and answers
Information on GMO
NEW organic products
Antipasti & spice pastes
Grains and grain products
bioSnacky sprouts equipment
Coffee, cocoa and instant beverages
Nibbles and snacks
Muesli and Porridge
Noodles and Pasta
Oils, fat and vinegar
Tomato products and sauces
Wine and Prosecco
Seasoning, salts, soups, spices
Allergens, Vegan and Raw
Veggie 4 Kids
Do it yourself ice-cream
Cake and Pastries
Delicious for on the Road
Snacks and Nibbles
Homemade with a lot of love & experience
Rapunzel produces the best organic food in Allgäu
Our core products are nut butters and sweet spreads, mueslis and porridges, cooking oils and coffee. We show you the Rapunzel production in Legau in the beautiful Allgäu.
In 1974, Joseph Wilhelm and Jennifer Vermeulen founded a self-sufficient community with a small health food shop. Today Rapunzel is one of the leading organic producers in Europe.
Time and again, Rapunzel was the first organic producer to launch products in 100% organic quality, such as mueslis, nut butters, chocolate or untreated, unsulphurised dried fruit. Yet, our product ideas such as porridges also shape the natural food trade today.
The following applies to new products: Organic whole food, made from 100 per cent high-quality organic ingredients, processed as gently as possible.
More than half of Rapunzel's products are produced, processed or bottled at its site in Legau/Allgäu. All other Rapunzel products are manufactured by long-standing partners from high-quality organic raw materials and according to our own recipes. We try to leave the added value in the country where the raw materials are grown or processed.
We rely on 100 per cent renewable energies for our production. The majority of our electricity is generated with PV systems on our roofs or our own combined heat and power plants, which run on green gas. The electricity we buy also comes from renewable sources, as does the process and room heating. We generate this electricity with our wood chip heating systems and combined heat and power plants.
We also avoid overproduction with short lead times and short production cycles – while simultaneously ensuring product availability, thanks to flexible production planning.
If our products have minor blemishes, they are sold in our “Climate Savers” webshop category – thereby avoiding food waste.
Made directly by the organic pioneer
Nut butters and sweet spreads, mueslis and porridges, oil and coffee
Nut butters & sweet spreads
We were already producing nut butters as early as 1974 – at that time, though, we used a simple stone grinder and filled the butters by hand. Today, the same work is still being done, yet now with the help of cutting-edge technology. We cannot imagine our product range without them. The entire production process, from the roasting of the nuts to the gentle grinding in the stone mill, right up to the filling, is done in-house.
Mueslis & porridges
All mueslis and porridges are mixed and filled in our factory. The cereal flakes are locally sourced. The nuts are freshly roasted in our facilities.
We produce valuable, purely natural edible oils at our own oil mills. To ensure particularly gentle processing, Rapunzel developed the OXYGUARD® process in 1997. Here, all production steps are done under exclusion of light, oxygen and heat.
Our coffee is roasted and packaged in our own coffee roastery. All of this under the watchful eyes of visitors to Rapunzel World, which opened in November 2022. Guests can get up close and personal, watching how the beans are gently roasted and then packaged.
HAND IN HAND
Fair trade and organic farming are central for Rapunzel
We distribute our products around the world - our local partners are happy to help you.
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