The history of the company starts in 1855. It all began with the fact that there were a waterfall that could be utilized to grind grain
to flour. The very first buildings for milling is today a museum, and a water-turbin is installed instead to produce environmental
friendly energy. The renewable, non-polluting energy is today used to run the plant of Vestkorn.
Fractionation: Vestkorn uses dry mechanical processing without the use of any processing additives or chemical compounds.
After cleaning, the peas are dehulled. Then the kernels are milled to a very fine powder. By the help of fresh Norwegian air, the
powder is separated in two fractions, one protein rich fraction and one fraction rich on starch. In this way we use 100% of the peas
which enters into several new products: pea protein concentrate, pea starch concentrate and pea hull/fiber. All the products are
sold in different varieties to fit your specific need.
There are no chemical waste or waste water from the process. Used materials like paper, metal, glass, wood etc are all
recirculated to protect the environment.
Peas & Beans
Peas and beans have a high nutritional value and health benefits. Not only are they high in protein, fiber, starch, vitamins and
minerals, but they are also non-allergenic and environmentally sustainable. As part of the legume family, pea plants have the
ability to lock in nitrogen from the atmosphere and store it in their root nodules. This nitrogen-fixation ability allows producers to
use less fertilizer and replenish the soil with nitrogen, making peas a sustainable crop.
Cultivated legumes are known to be able to supply many services to mankind:
Protein-rich foods and feeds and N-rich green-manures
A direct positive impact on soil quality because they help feed soil microbes, which benefits soil health.
Have shown to produce greater amounts and different types of amino acids than non-legumes and the plant residues left
after harvesting pulse crops have a different bio-chemical composition than other crop residues.
Building of soil fertility via C and N sequestration
Diversification of crop rotations and reduction in the requirement for pesticides
Require less fertilisers than other crops
Is a protein source with a low footprint, in both carbon and water.
Prevention of soil erosion by strip intercropping
Pulses are supplied by vessels in large cargoes. This reduces the pollution per ton raw material transported, and also reduces the
traffic on the roads implying other negative consequences like dust pollution, noise pollution and traffic accidents. Finished
products are mainly transported directly by vessels or by container freight by sea.