At Tartex, we believe that the conscious decision not to eat meat is a positive step for nature, animals and your health. According to the German Vegetarian Association (VEBU), this belief is already shared by some 6 million people – and the trend is on the rise. In addition to vegetarians and vegans, the number of so-called "flexitarians" is also on the up: although these people do eat meat and fish, they don't do so every day, plus they also often adhere to strict criteria in terms of organic quality and sustainability. According to a survey by VEBU, around 42 million people in Germany do without meat at least three times a week. We help these people maintain a balanced diet with a wide range of premium-quality plant-based products. 

Healthier living:

Many studies have shown that a vegetarian diet can offer a number of health benefits. Low cholesterol levels and a lower risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes are just some of the advantages. What's more, vegetarians also tend to have a lower BMI (body mass index) and there is a lower incidence of cancer among people who follow a vegetarian diet. 

There are good reasons for this: people on a vegetarian diet tend to consume less saturated fatty acids and cholesterol, whereas they have a higher intake of fibres, minerals, vitamins and phytonutrients. Accordingly, the products from Tartex, such as the tasty spreads from our snack range, have a remarkably low calorie and carbohydrate content – the perfect way to maintain a healthy diet.

Active climate protection

Those who regularly refrain from eating meat aren't just doing something good for their health; they are also making an important contribution to climate protection. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), global meat production causes more greenhouse gas emissions than the global traffic from cars, railways, ships and planes. This means that how we as human beings eat has much more influence on the global climate than most of us probably realize.