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September 23, 2020 -

Why the humble pea is the ingredient of the future

Why the humble pea is the ingredient of the future
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Researchers at a Scottish distillery have come up with a surprising new gin. Not only is it made from peas, it is also climate positive — that is to say, it avoids more carbon dioxide emissions than it creates.

This is just one of the many wonderful uses of the humble pea, an environmentally friendly ingredient that is increasingly present in a wide range of foods, from vegetarian burgers to vegan wines. A mere five years.

That was the amount of time it took the Arbikie Distillery to develop its revolutionary new gin. Produced in the homeland of Scotch whisky, the spirit has the distinction of being made from peas. Nàdar, as the spirit has been christened, is climate positive and could pave the way for a new generation of low-emission spirits.

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