Cosun Nutrition Center

The Cosun Nutrition Center is the nutritional science knowledge center for plant-based nutrition from the Royal Cosun cooperative agri-food organisation dedicated to all plant-based products and ingredients within Cosun.

The knowledge center focuses on all plant-based products and ingredients within Cosun. The Cosun Nutrition Center participates in scientific research on plant-based nutrition and makes scientific insights available to professionals in the fields of nutrition, health and sustainability.

Plants offer significant opportunities for the future of our nutrition”

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New! A fact sheet on food processing
New! A fact sheet on food processing
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Scientific commentary on EFSA opinion on sugars published
Scientific commentary on EFSA opinion on sugars published
Crops

Crops

Potatoes, chicory roots and sugar beets are crops that are used by Cosun to produce a wide range of plant-based food products and ingredients, such as fries, mashed potatoes, sugar and sugar specialities, as well as dietary fibres. Next to dietary fibres, the production of plant proteins is a growth area. We produce fava protein from fava beans, for example, and we are currently developing ways to produce protein from potatoes, sugar beet leaves and brewers’ grains. Read more here about the different crops and protein sources.

Plant-based food products

Plant-based food products

Around 60% of protein consumed in the Netherlands originates from animal sources and around 40% from plant-based sources. A shift towards a more plant-based and less animal-based diet in accordance with the dietary guidelines established by the Health Council of the Netherlands is conducive to better health outcomes, and greater sustainability. For this reason, various organisations are steering towards a transition from 60% animal, 40% plant protein intake to 40% animal, 60% plant protein intake. This is referred to as the ‘protein transition’.

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