Botanic Bites – Doreen Westphal
“My goal is to stop food waste on a global scale. I see my products as blueprints to convert a wide variety of residual flows into desirable, recognizable plant products that can first be tested in the Netherlands and later introduced throughout Europe.”
Oyster mushrooms grow from a joint base (the stems). When the oyster mushrooms are harvested, these stems are tough and hard to bite. They therefore remain behind at the farm because the consumer does not (yet) want to eat them. Doreen Westphal has developed a way to make ‘pulled mushrooms’ from these stems and uses them in her ready meals, sausages, burgers and ‘zwarma’ in order to prevent food waste.