What's the Idea Behind Our Shop?

What's the Idea Behind Our Shop?

Peganto - Clean Cuisine

The Idea Behind Peganto

Peganto stands for sustainability, resource conservation, innovation, novelty and quality. In short: Peganto stands for a healthy, environmentally-conscious lifestyle. Why these values specifically? Read more about our thought process here!

Peganto represents alternative foods. We aim to offer healthy and sustainable food to the European market; considering not just our own health, but the health of the planet. We only have one Earth, it's important that we take good care of her!

When we talk about our carbon footprints, experts usually talk about environmental protection and CO2 reduction, discussing the footprints of using cars and planes, or discussing the economy in general. Often, we forget what a role our own diets play in our carbon footprints.

Did you know that over 10% of our carbon footprints are linked to our diets? Meat and milk production alone causes over 60% of food-based carbon emissions. Livestock farming consumes 83% of our agricultural land, but provides only 18% of all food energy! Additionally, agriculture is responsible for 60% of greenhouse gas emissions and for 14.5% of greenhouse gases.

What does that mean for our diets? Avoiding meat and dairy products can reduce our carbon footprints by 70%! Eating less meat would save 4 million hectares of arable land that could be used for other purposes.

That's where we come in. We're committed to avoiding cheap, ready to eat products, factory farming and harmful ingredients! That's why we've specialized in three sustainable forms of nutrition.


Eating plant-based foods is the most climate-friendly form of nutrition. Eating a vegan diet doesn't mean that you'll have to go without food you love. These days it's easy to find lots of delicious, healthy and regional alternatives to meat and milk. In Europe, we're blessed with lots of innovative start-up companies that are leading the vegan movement. Beetgold is a popular Viennese brand that is setting a great example in Austria.


The Paleo diet follows the diet that hunters and gatherers would have followed during the Stone Age. In short, people following the Paleo diet consume foods that are believed to have been available since the Palaeolithic Age that were part of our evolution. This means eating unmodified, high-quality, pure foods. The diet includes fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds and healthy fats. Refined sugar and dairy products are strictly forbidden. Need a bit of inspiration? Click here!


Entomophagy describes a diet that includes eating insects. Experts estimate that almost 2 billion people around the world eat insects every day. Doesn't sound appetizing? Well, when you consider that insects have a higher nutritional value than meat, are far more sustainable to farm and can taste fantastic with the right preparation, they start to look like a good alternative protein source.

The CO2 emissions from farming insects are negligible, and insects get most of the water they need from their diets. Insects also hardly produce any waste, so the land they're raised on doesn't become overfertilized. They also don't require antibiotics to increase their growth. With a protein content of over 65%, insects contain all the important amino acids, are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, minerals and even vitamin B12.

Since many people consciously consume insects rather than meat, we'd like to introduce you to ZIRP, a Viennese company that is blazing the way in Austria!

By committing to seeking out eco-friendly alternatives to meat and dairy, we can drastically reduce our carbon footprints. With this in mind, we invite you to have a look around our shop!