With the realization that, as a marathon runner, I needed training not only for my stamina, but also for my diet, I began to do a lot of research into nutrition, and to experiment with my own diet. I discovered that a pure, natural diet that included an abundance of active enzymes was the best solution for optimum health and to help me to reach my athletic goals. This nutrition plan allowed me to decrease my recovery times and increase my athletic performance. The subject area fascinated me so much so that, in addition to my personal research, I attended further education courses, and in 2009 launched my own nutrition business.
Our initial product range consisted of green sprouts, seedlings, and cold-pressed oils, all of which were enthusiastically received by customers at a weekly market. In December 2010 I opened Naturkostbar in Steffisburg, and expanded the product range to include, amongst other things, raw desserts. Additional gourmet raw products have since been created created through inspiration from international contacts, as well as through exchange with both suppliers and customers. These products are regularly reviewed for quality and improvements constantly being made. Alongside the best possible production techniques, one of the main goals of Naturkostbar has been to source the highest quality raw materials available. From the beginning, we have imported our own carefully selected ingredients, establishing and nourishing relationships with farmers in the region and abroad, as well as with international co-operations. Organic farming is very important to us, but equally so are the subsequent processing methods of our ingredients: at which temperature the raw materials are dried; how they are cleaned; and under what conditions they are transported.
Although we are constantly creating new products, one thing that we never lose sight of, or neglect, is quality. The satisfaction of our customers, and consistently meeting the high expectations of our products, are more important to us than profit and growth. At Naturkostbar, man is at one with nature - which is how it will remain in the future.
Organic products are produced without genetic engineering. The use of genetically modified organisms or their derivatives is prohibited in organic farming and processing and contradicts the self-understanding of the organic industry.