The FABI Award recognizes innovative ideas that have the potential to shift the future of food and beverages, and this year, Pete's Living Greens was recognized for its Salicornia, also known as "sea beans." Salicornia is known also by many other names and can be found growing in everything from salt marshes and beaches to mangroves in various parts of the world.
Pete's Living Greens has the potential to disrupt the world of produce with its hydroponic, greenhouse-grown sea beans, which use "up to 85% less water and 70% less land than traditional growers." The high-quality produce boasts attached roots for long-lasting freshness, as well as a crunchy texture and a salty flavor with a taste that is said to be comparable to an asparagus.
Pete's Living Greens Makes Hydroponically Grown "Sea Beans"
1. Hydroponic Agriculture - Hydroponically grown sea beans offer an innovative and sustainable approach to agriculture with significant water and land use savings.
2. Alternative Crops - The use of sea beans as a high-quality produce alternative has the potential to diversify the food industry and provide unique flavor profiles.
3. Sustainable Farming - Pete's Living Greens' sustainable farming practices demonstrate the growing trend towards environmentally friendly and resource-efficient food production methods.
1. Agriculture - The agriculture industry could benefit from incorporating hydroponic techniques and innovative alternative crops like sea beans to address increasing environmental challenges.
2. Food Production - Sea beans can be a disruptive addition to the food production industry, providing an innovative and sustainable option for fresh produce.
3. Sustainable Technology - The sustainable farming practices employed by Pete's Living Greens highlight the potential for disruptive innovations in the technology and farming sectors, encouraging more environmentally-friendly approaches.