Currently, we are even developing a completely new product ‘’Bitez – Biltong Flavoured’’; a tasty mushroom based healthy alternative to conventional potato crisps. TKI Agri & Food recently wrote an article about our progress. Read all about it on their website:
Bitez – Biltong flavoured is a tasty and healthy alternative to conventional potato crisps. These delicious Crisps made from mushrooms have a great savoury flavour profile. It has the slightly sweet and citrusy flavour of coriander seed and a slightly spiced flavour from the smoked paprika.
Additionally, Bitez consists primarily of sustainably and locally cultivated mushrooms that are normally not used as food because of their odd shapes. Our supplier uses all of the other mushroom side streams that are not food safe to heat their mushroom farm.
Bitez – Biltong flavoured is produced using a novel technique. Because of this, the product is not fried in oil, like conventional potato crisps. The major advantage of our technique is that it results in a crispy snack without all the fat. Bitez – Biltong flavoured is thus an ideal guilt-free pleasure!
Traditional South African Flavour, Modern Ecological Footprint!
We are extremely proud to have won the Dutch Ecotrophelia competition of 2020! Ecotrophelia is a European food innovation competition that brings together students, teachers, researchers and professionals within the food industry to develop eco-innovative food products of the future.
Our product, Shiitake Biltong is a 100% plant-based meat alternative snack made from sustainably cultivated shiitake mushrooms. The product is high in fibre, a source of protein and high in vitamin D & B6. A traditional South-African flavour is combined with a modern ecological footprint!
A warm thanks to the staff of the Health Food Innovation Management MSc at Maastricht University for their expert guidance and advice.
We look forward to competing in the European competition on the 18th and 19th of October in Paris at SIAL 2020! Thank you Ecotrophelia Netherlands for granting us the opportunity to compete on a European level.
For more information visit the Ecotrophelia NL website