Green Kitchen

HAK’S GREEN KITCHEN

Eating vegetables and pulses is known to be good for your health – everyone knows that. They are packed full of vitamins, fibre and plant-based protein. If you opt for plant-based products, you will be contributing to your own health as well as that of the planet. That is because most vegetables and plant-based products have a low impact on the climate.

OUR MISSION

Helping people eat more vegetables and pulses

In HAK’s Green Kitchen, we show how we are achieving our mission and how we grow and process our products so as to minimise our impact on the planet. Our focus is on health and consumption, and on our growing processes and production.

Health and consumption

VEGETABLES AND PULSES: ALWAYS TASTY

On average, three quarters of Dutch people eat around 131g of vegetables a day, which is just over half of the daily recommended amount. There’s a lot of work to do when it comes to pulses too, since just 30% of the weekly recommended amount of pulses is eaten. We can do better than that!

We are here to help you eat more vegetables and pulses at as many moments in the day as possible. Difficult? Not at all. You could throw a few green peas into your pasta. Or, how about adding a few French beans in your salad for that extra bite? Why not try chickpeas in your soup? It’s really simple. Pulses are rich in plant-based proteins. They are mother nature's powerhouses and a great alternative for a meat-free day!

Do you have no idea what to 'do' with vegetables or pulses? Thanks to our extensive range, you can find a solution for just about any meal imaginable. We offer ingredients, components of meals and ready meals.

NUTRI-SCORE

We have started introducing the Nutri-Score logo on our products to help you make healthier choices when doing your grocery shopping: more vegetables in the trolley or basket.

READ MORE ABOUT NUTRI-SCORE »

Production and growing:

ECO-CONSCIOUS GROWING, CLOSE TO HOME

There are many more good things about vegetables and pulses. They are good for your health, but they are also better for the environment and climate. Most vegetables and pulses have a low impact on the climate. They are grown with respect for the soil they are grown on, and originate from Dutch soil as much as possible.

For example, our brown beans and field peas come from Zeeland and our red cabbage is grown at Land van Heusden and Altena. Almost all HAK vegetables are sourced from within a radius of 125 kilometres of Giessen in Noord-Brabant. This is where our factory is located and the vegetables are processed.

ON THE WAY TO PLANETPROOF

Even though we already process responsibly grown vegetables and pulses, we are aiming to go a step further. All the products we grow within that 125km-radius must be awarded the On the Way to PlanetProof quality mark by 2021. We pay growers more to cover the extra cost of meeting the certification standards. HAK’s first On the Way to PlanetProof red cabbage is already in the shops. Spinach, beets, sauerkraut and the rest will follow soon!

READ MORE ABOUT ON THE WAY TO PLANETPROOF »

Opgegroeid in Nederland

Een gemiddelde maaltijd reist duizenden kilometers voordat deze op je bord ligt (Bron: Food Miles, pagina 5). Bij HAK komt minimaal 85% van al onze groenten en peulvruchten binnen een straal van 125 kilometer van Giessen in Noord-Brabant, waar onze groenten worden verwerkt.

Wil jij weten waar onze Nederlandse groenten en peulvruchten groeien?
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Also in the Green Kitchen

We can only realise our mission by working in close collaboration with partners who have the same aims: further increasing the consumption of vegetables and pulses.