Good food, according to us, is food that not only tastes good but is also good for health and climate. Through research and innovation in both established and new crops, and the simultaneous development of the processing line at the mill, bakery and other food establishments, we create attractive and sustainable foods from grain and legumes.
Crops of the future & green proteins
With the overall goal of offering consumers the next generation of plant-based protein products and even more attractive products from grain and legumes, Lantmännen invests heavily in innovation within the area of future crops and green proteins.
The investments cover the entire value chain from field to fork, from research on new crops and development of our facilities, to meet the demand for exciting new plant-based foods.
For Lantmännen, it is important to continue to develop oat cultivation in Sweden and therefore we are one of the companies participating in the ScanOats research centre at Lund University.
The aim is to further develop the oat process - from cultivation and plant breeding to increasing the nutritional value of existing products and creating new oat-based food products. Oats have several unique health properties and the combination for oats is very much in line with Nordic dietary recommendations.
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Choosing Good food from Lantmännen
Lantmännen is an agricultural cooperative owned by 19,000 Swedish farmers with a common interest - to make farming thrive. When you choose Good food from Lantmännen, the profits go to developing Swedish agriculture. This is how we take responsibility from farm to fork.
Discover Cerealier - our magazine about food and health with the focus on grain and legumes
The Cerealier magazine gathers current research on food and health, with a focus on grain and legumes. The purpose is to increase knowledge, with new research findings and debate as a starting point. The magazine is published by Lantmännen’s Research Foundation, with 4 issues released yearly.
Some examples of previous launches
Durum pasta from Sweden
Traditionally, durum wheat is grown around the Mediterranean as it thrives in the warmer climate, but after 16 years of extensive research and test trials, we have been able to start growing durum wheat in Sweden. Today, Lantmännen and Kungsörnen offer a large range of pasta varieties made from locally-grown durum wheat.
A selection of Swedish-grown legumes
Lantmännen brought beans back home to Sweden. GoGreen’s kidney beans and black beans are grown on the sunny island of Öland. They can grow and sprout at their own pace in the lime-rich soil, lovingly cared for by our farmers. Beans have many health benefits, which is why we also use them in our pasta from Kungsörnen.
Innovation across the whole value chain
Our research and innovation is centered around three main themes:
Agriculture & Machinery
Lantmännen’s mission is to contribute to the productivity, profitability and sustainability of farming. That is why we make large investments in research and innovation with arable land and farm needs in focus. Through these investments, we are constantly moving towards the Farming of the Future - farming where we work to increase food production, while at the same time reduce our climate impact.
Food Innovation & Health
We refine farmland crops into Good food – food that tastes good and also does good for the environment and our health. Through research and innovation on both established and new crops, and the simultaneous development of the processing line at the mill, bakery and our other food development facilities, we create attractive foods and ingredients from grain and legumes.
Bioenergy & Green materials
Beyond food, we also refine the output from arable land into bioenergy and new bio-based products and materials. One important part of this innovation area is our exploration on how to develop and repurpose sidestreams across the value chain. This focus on circularity is crucial; it increases the total value of the crops, it improves the resource efficiency of our production and it reduces our impact on the climate and environment.