Parasites, how to fight them naturally?

Parasites, the nightmare of farmers Mealybugs, red spiders, aphids, white flies, and flea beetles are the worst enemies of our farmers! As you can see, it exists a variety of different parasites that attack entire plantations and can quickly become a nightmare for...

Interesting facts about rhubarb

  Here is another Spring product that was very present in Benoo’s last recipes: rhubarb. Let’s learn more about this crimson vegetable’s secrets.  Yes, we said vegetable! Contrary to popular belief, rhubarb is not a fruit. Pronounced Rheum rhabarbarum in latin,...

Angelique has joined the team!

  This time, it’s Angelique’s turn to join Benoo!  Angélique is supporting the team in areas of  Community Management, Content Writing and Social Media. To complete her last year of Master's Degree in Applied Languages, she arrived in Berlin in January to carry...

Welcome Zahra !

This week, we welcome Zahra to the team. She is a seasoned Project manager with experience in business development as well as a language enthusiast who speaks 6 languages fluently. Currently, she is pursuing a vocational training in Berlin as a Foreign languages...

Welcome Audrey!

Hi everyone! I’m Audrey, 19 years old and I started my internship at the beginning of June at Benoo. The first thing that could define me is that I am addicted to travel. I love getting out of my comfort zone, discovering new cultures and learning languages. That's...

Aquaponics and urban farms: a local, sustainable and profitable economy

How to eat responsibly tomorrow? Aquaponics may not mean anything to you, but it is the future of agriculture. Indeed, these farms don’t need lot of space and water to be extremely productive and have a huge potential for automation. Saving between 90% and 95% of...

The Benefits of Dandelion and its multiples uses

Dandelion, commonly eaten in salads, is also traditionally used for its medicinal properties. The root of the dandelion has been used since ancient times to treat digestive and liver disorders, while its fresh leaves are used in detoxification cures. Nowadays, it is...

A day at the Wilde Gärtnerei

We left early in the morning and arrived by train before 8am in this timeless place of Wilde Gartnerei located in Rüdnitz, a small town of 2000 inhabitants near Bernau. The welcome was very pleasant and we quickly felt at home. We started the day with a circle, where...

Interview with Julia, founder of Daheim Manufaktur

We met Julia in her kitchen a few weeks ago. Today she gives us her tips on how to make cleaning products with leftover fruit. Find out more about her food business in this interview. Can you tell us something about yourself and how DAHEIM MANUFAKTUR came into being....

When Spring Arrives, The Asparagus Season Begins

Asparagus belongs to the Asparagaceae, there are 220 types of asparagus but most are not edible. It will brighten up your dishes between April and June.  Depending on the harvest, they can be green, white or purple. In fact, purple asparagus is a very young asparagus,...
Teto Tofu : Sustainably Produced Tofu In Berlin

Teto Tofu : Sustainably Produced Tofu In Berlin

This week you discovered tofu in the recipe. This one comes from Teto Tofu, so we took the opportunity to ask them some questions. Thank you Joscha for your answers ! Why and when did you start Teto Tofu ? After experiencing smooth and wonderful fresh made tofu in...

Spinach, Our Spring Ally !

Spinach, Our Spring Ally !

Spinach is a leafy vegetable that belongs to the Chenopodiaceae family, which also includes chard and beetroot. Traditionally, mature spinach, with its beautiful dark green leaves, is cooked, while the young, soft green shoots are eaten raw. Locally grown fresh...

The HavelMi Cooperative Needs You!

The HavelMi Cooperative Needs You!

Regional, organic, fair trade and tasty, we have tested the oat milk of the HavelMi cooperative several times in our recipes, here and here. We also went to meet them in February to discuss and see their production site. Today, the cooperative is evolving and it needs...

Wild Garlic, Enough To Spice Up Your Dishes

Wild Garlic, Enough To Spice Up Your Dishes

Wild garlic is often used in our recipes these days such as “Mashed potatoes with wild garlic, fried radishes served with poppy seed and radish green pesto” and “Green potato pancakes, carrot-yoghurt and braised onions with apples” It is an herb that grows in the...

Organic Production, What Does It Look Like ?

Organic Production, What Does It Look Like ?

Organic foods are generally grown without or with a limited amount of synthetic pesticides, fertilisers or routine use of antibiotics or growth hormones. The aim of organic food production is to help ensure a sustainable agricultural system that respects the health of...

Welcome Amira !

Welcome Amira !

This week, we are delighted to welcome Amira to the Benoo team. She tells us about her background and her experience at Benoo so far.  Hello everyone My name is Amira, I am 24 years old, and I am a new intern in the Benoo team since the beginning of April. I am from...

Earth Day: Everyone Can Do Something For The Planet

Earth Day: Everyone Can Do Something For The Planet

Every year, Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd. Created in 1970 in the United States, it invites all citizens to do something concrete to protect the environment. It's an opportunity for us all to become aware of the problems affecting the planet and  find tips...

The Hungry Gap, The Hardest Time For Farmers

The Hungry Gap, The Hardest Time For Farmers

Did you know that April is the leanest month of the year for farmers? Farmers call the period from March to May the "Hungry Gap", when winter and stored crops become scarce and the first summer produce is not yet ready because the seedlings cannot be harvested. This...

Interview with Carl Eugen Jahke from Tlaxcalli

Interview with Carl Eugen Jahke from Tlaxcalli

Why and when did you start Tlaxcalli?After living in Mexico for a while, we were surprised to see that no one in Europe was producing good, authentic tortillas. So 5 years ago, we founded Tlaxcalli  in order to bring real honest and delicious Tortillas to the table....

Let’s buy local, cook seasonal and be healthy!

Let’s buy local, cook seasonal and be healthy!

Last week we talked about honey, where and how to find it, how to select it to and its health benefits. Locally produced honey can help with allergies and has a low impact on the environment. This week's study shows once again the impact of locally produced food on...