Falafel from regional lentils are the vegan stars of the ISSTGUT! 2023 Leipzig

OLGA initiated tasting and exchange at the AgiL Sachsen stand


This week, we had the opportunity to present a regional product created by Ali Habiballah from Zaituna Dresden as a prototype at the ISSGUT! fair for the catering and food trade in Leipzig.

The falafel balls made from regionally grown lentils by farmer Eckard Voigt from Leisnig near Leipzig even went down well with the meat-oriented visitors ;-). Dipped in Ali's homemade hummus and mildly spicy shattah sauce, the visitors were amazed at the unforgettable Mediterranean taste.
We are delighted to have initiated a short regional value chain for lentil falafel with the OLGA project. From next year, we are initially planning to market the product via organic food retailers in Dresden. We will further act as an intermediary between farmers who want to grow lentils in the region and restaurants or other processing companies that want to integrate lentils or pulses in general into their portfolio.

Many thanks to our colleagues at AgiL -Sächsische Agentur für regionale Lebensmittel for allowing us to use your stand as a stage for this regional premiere.