Bidema, through a controlled supply chain in all its phases, is able to import selected organic cereals from areas where the soil and climatic conditions guarantee annual yields that are always optimal. The main import that Bidema has been dealing with for multiple years concerns durum wheat, soft wheat, buckwheat and broad bean. Of these plants, fruits (caryopses) characterised by high-quality nutritional properties are used plus their ease of digestion dependent on the presence of a complex carbohydrate such as starch which, by intestinal enzyme activity, is then hydrolysed up to form simple sugars that can be quickly assimilated.
Organic cereals have been in the diet of man for centuries, and they still represent one of the most important sources of nutrition for many peoples who have made them the foundation of their diet.
Their main characteristic is related to the type of cultivation that foresees the absolute lack of pesticides and other normally used synthetic substances.
With a remarkable digestibility and the certainty of a high-quality standard, these organic vegetables are particularly rich in starch molecules, whose beneficial properties have been known since ancient times. In addition to human nutrition, organic cereals are also the first choice for the formulation of feed for large animals, whose physiological well-being depends above all on the kind of products that form the basis of their diet. The nutritional values of these foods depend on the high content of carbohydrates, whose role is to provide the body with a significant energy supply of prompt intervention; up to 350 calories are obtained from 100 grams of product.
In addition to carbohydrates, organic cereals provide also multiple fibres, (soluble and insoluble), highly useful for regularising the intestinal tract and therefore digestive well-being, and vitamin complexes, in particular vitamin Bs and vitamin E.
The considerable percentage of minerals, such as zinc, selenium, magnesium and potassium contribute to ensuring excellent dietary standards.
Leguminous and proteolytic
Soybeans have long been the focus of nutritional interest due to their high concentration of vegetable proteins, which constitute a valid alternative to animal ones, legumes and proteolytic proteins are conquering an increasingly wide range of consumers.
The main products imported by Bidema are the protein pea, high-oleic and linoleic sunflower oil, rapeseed and soy. Thanks to their organoleptic characteristics, these legumes are grown organically as they are able to improve soil fertility, avoiding the use of chemicals and herbicides.
These protein crops are widespread especially in eastern countries, such as those in certain areas of Russia, where Bidema imports selected products that are grown in observance of specific cultivation methods.
The high percentage of protein molecules and the limited concentration of lipidic ones allows the use of the products even in low-calorie dietary regimes. In the animal feed sector, protein syrups are widely used especially for livestock that, by exploiting their advantageous nutritional properties, increase productivity.
The protein pea is one of the most requested products since, containing amongst its elements even phytin and phytic acid, it helps to improve the absorption of minerals at the level of the intestinal wall, optimising its functionality.
In the field of human nutrition, legumes play an important role in normalising blood cholesterol levels and are therefore used to prevent various metabolic disorders.
Dried and dehydrated fruit
Bidema also deals with dried and dehydrated fruit, which, if consumed regularly in quantities of 20/30 grams per day, is able to counteract numerous cardio-vascular disorders.
Thanks to the high content of mono-unsaturated omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, dried fruit also performs an effective prevention as it helps eliminate free radicals.
Dehydration is an extremely advantageous technique that allows the preservation of fruit without the use of any chemical additives, ensuring the perfect preservation of all nutritional requirements.