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Welcome to Belgium, where food equals quality, innovation and diversity.

Food.be is your hub to discover great Belgian food. Find out more about the stories, the farmers and the food processing companies behind Belgian food products.

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Regional export promotion

01/06/2011

The three regions of Belgium – Flanders, Wallonia and the Brussels region – actively promote the export initiatives of Flemish, Walloon and Brussels-based companies. They also support companies taking their first steps into export or onto new markets.

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Plant based foods

Belgium is also a pioneer in plant-based foods. Alpro is the European market leader in plant-based alternatives to dairy and meat. The company produces and commercializes a broad range of drinks, desserts, plant-based variations to yogurt and creams, margarines and meat variations, starting from ingredients such as soy, rice, oat, almond and hazelnut. Alpro is also a leader in sustainable food production and was the first European food company to join the WWF Climate Savers program in 2011.

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The world renown of Belgian chocolate

The world renown of Belgian chocolateBelgian chocolate enjoys worldwide fame. And with just cause: Belgium is the country that ‘discovered’ the praline and no other country has more chocolatiers. Belgium is home to a multitude of the greatest names in the world of chocolate. It has earned this fabulous reputation thanks to the outstanding quality of its chocolate combined with unique craftsmanship.

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A Belgian patent for liquid yeast

Algist Bruggeman makes bakers’ yeast for both traditional and industrial bakeries as well as for consumers who bake their bread at home. Yeast is sold in fresh, liquid or dried form. Algist Bruggeman also supplies ingredients and dough enhancers.

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The biggest chocolate factory in the world is Belgian

The biggest chocolate factory in the world is BelgianThe Barry Callebaut Company began with the Callebaut family back in 1850. This highly entrepreneurial family founded a chocolate company in 1911 to add to its existing dairy and brewery. A century later, the family company had grown into an international company.

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