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The Plant Based Podcast

Oct 1, 2023

This week, Michael visited KoppertCress, an innovative company in the Netherlands, who specialise in cress in around 30 different varieties, with some surpassing flavours- even beef! Stijn Baan gives Michael a tour of the facilities, and of course they geek out about plants!

You’ll also get to discover which unique edible flowers they’re growing for the world’s chefs, and which famous spice is now being grown in a secret location in the Netherlands. Plus, KoppertCress have just released a brand new product, and you’ll be able to hear what it is right here on the podcast!

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