People are increasingly opting for vegetables and foods with a high vegetable content. As well as being healthy and tasty, vegetables are a sustainable choice. Apetit has more than 60 years of experience in the contract growing and processing of vegetables.
Apetit uses vegetables to make easy and delicious frozen products that promote well-being. We rely on high quality and sustainability. Our strengths include our highly committed Finnish contract growers who produce an annual amount of around 34 million kg of delicious outdoor vegetables. Our responsible farming practices are based on our systematic cooperation with our contract growers over the long term.
What do we do? We want to help people to increase their use of vegetable – each day! We produce frozen vegetables and frozen convenience foods, like vegetable burgers and balls with high protein content, pizzas and ready meals. We are proud of our firm roots in Finnish primary production and eager to create new, innovative choices to eat vegetables.
Rich in protein, Apetit Free From range meat replacement products are made of peaprotein and designed as “meatlike” burgers and nuggets. Traditional Scandinavian Apetit Free From range products are based on finnish beetroot, carrot and yellow carrot mixed for example with trendy chickpea, pumpkinseed and linseed – pure root vegetable taste!
Most of the vegetables used by Apetit are produced by our approximately 130 Finnish contract growers who produce an annual amount of 34 million kg of clean, and reliably well-grown food. The most important raw materials are potatoes, leeks, carrots, peas, spinach, swede, parsnips, celery, beetroot and organic spinach. Thanks to our Responsible Farming method and co-operation with contract farmers the origin of these raw materials is always known, right down to the field they were grown in.
Apetit has an experimental farm. At the Räpi farm, products are tested for growing methods, quality and suitability to freezing. The aim of the farm is to develop sustainable and ecofriendly growing methods. Our preference is to use as little pesticides as possible. Instead of using strong chemicals, mechanical and biological controls are preferred. To achieve the best possible taste, several tests are carried out to make sure that the vegetables are suited as well as possible to freezing, have a high nutritional value and that they are full of taste as well as properly formed and add up to the consumers’ expectations.