INTERNORGA Future Award for our key project: Yuu’n Mee Black Tiger prawns from mangrove-forest-farms
Firm bite, with a mild nut flavor and wonderfully clear and fresh – that’s the taste of Yuu’n Mee shrimps resulting from our worldwide unique and exemplary effort in sustainable raising of shrimps: the Yuu’n Mee mangrove-forest-farm-project.
Only Nature can provide the basis for ultimate taste and natural regalement.
Where the thresholds between water and land merge, South Vietnam offers an essential ecosystem: the mangrove forest. This fascinating phenomenon of nature not only constitutes an important protection for coastline and climate as well, but is also the natural habitat for a large variety of plants and animals.
In this precious tidal forest Yuu’n Mee Black Tiger prawns raise in natural mangrove ponds under ideal circumstances. The mangrove trees in the Vietnamese delta of the Mekong together with natural ponds form an intact ecosystem serving for the shrimps as unspoiled basis for living and food.
Only a happy shrimp is a healthy shrimp
While bringing shrimps up in this sustainable and highly natural way, great care is exercised to ensure low stocking rate. The crustaceans are given particularly large space to grow appropriately to the species and free of stress, which keeps the animals healthy so that there is no need to use antibiotics. Another taboo is the application of additives – for to ensure enjoyment at the highest level of quality.
These shrimps feed exclusively on natural feeding stuff. Between the closely standing roots of the mangrove-trees they find abundant food like coastal plankton and mangrove leaves that fall into the water. We can do without additional food, as mother Nature provides to the shrimps everything they need and like. This makes a difference that one can taste.
Sustainability is a mindset – not simply a trend
The certified farms are subject to a State protection program for the forests: At least 60 % of the farm areas must be covered with mangroves in order to ensure the long-term existence of this precious ecosystem which offers at the same time a sustainable basis of livelihood and food resources for the population. The fact that we can provide our shrimp products in highest quality is also due to the fair and long-term partnerships we cultivate with the local shrimp farmers – we highly emphasize social and ecological sustainability as well. As a matter of fact, raising shrimps in the mangrove forests of South Vietnam contributes to an intact ecosystem and fosters at the same time the economic development of the local population.
Pleasure with good conscience: enjoy the difference!
The extraordinary taste of the Yuu’n Mee Black Tiger prawns coming from a sustainable mangrove forest farm blends wonderfully with dishes of the Asiatic or Mediterranean cuisine. Either combined with for example tangy curries or aromatic fish-soups, in an Asiatic wok, fried in a light fluffy tempura-dough, as ingredient of paellas or as main meal on a grill served with some fresh lemon – they provide sustainable enjoyment in outstanding Yuu’n Mee prime quality.
Winner of the INTERNORGA future award
Our unparalleled project which not only emphasizes animal welfare but equally provides unspoiled environment and sustainable livelihood for the people in the region won the renowned INTERNORGA Future Award in the category “Food and Beverage”, often referred to as the Oscar of the food branch.
This accolade is one of the most treasured international prizes in the food sector. A top-class jury distinguishes the companies exemplary for their branch, and which make the highest demands in terms of product innovations and the social and ecological effects of their products.
We certainly thank the organizers and the jury of experts of the INTERNORGA Future Award, namely Dr. J. Daniel Dahm, Carl-Otto Gensch, Rainer Roehl, Mag. Hanni Rützler and Bernd Aufderheide, CEO of the Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH, for this decoration that we accept with deep joy. The INTERNORGA Future Award is a great honor for us and confirms us in continuing our engagement for sustainability.