And The World We Share
Our over-reliance on just a handful of crops increases our vulnerability. Today, there are over 5 000 species of crops we could be eating, and yet we rely on just 12 crops and 5 animal species for 75% of the world’s food.
What you choose to cook with every day makes a little big difference. Because becoming more diverse in our ingredients is not only better for your dishes and your business but also better for the world we share. Here’s why:
- Diversity Correlates to Stability. A variety of food ensures a wider range of crops is grown, resulting in a more stable, ecological community.
- Diversity Results in a Healthy Gut Microbiome. A healthy gut has an impact on you mentally and physically. The more varied the meals you eat, the better the health of your microbiome.
- Lower Risk of Intolerance. The more of the same type of food you eat, the greater your risk of developing a food intolerance or food allergies.
- Nutrition Synergy. Antioxidants and minerals work in synergy together to provide the most beneficial advantages to your health. When you eat a wide variety of food, the thousands of phytochemicals act together to give you a huge health boost.
- Reduces Inflammation. Reduced inflammation may reduce the risk of certain cancers and cardiovascular disease.
- Results in More Delicious Dishes. A wider variety of ingredients on your plate makes for more interesting, varied and flavourful food – which ultimately pleases your diner.
- More Vegetarian Options. It’s a well-known fact that the less meat we consume, the better it is for our planet. By exploring a wide range of different crops, we’re expanding our vegetarian meals to be more exciting and satisfying, which can only lead to more people choosing more plant-based diet, which will lead to a healthier world.
MAKE A LITTLE BIG DIFFERENCE WITH KNORR PROFESSIONAL
Knorr Professional allows Chefs to cook more diversely through the power of flavour. Because when we inspire Chefs to seek new ingredients and cook progressively, it leads to more exciting plates, wider crop variety, and a more sustainable food future.