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Kristianstad - the Culinary Municipality

Nyhet   •   Jan 27, 2016 16:06 CET

Kristianstad has strong culinary traditions and a lot of food and drink is produced in the area. Every day, all Swedes - and many people in other countries - eat something from Kristianstad. The region is most famous for its vegetables, meats, water and vodka.

The fertile land has made Kristianstad a significant centre for food and drink. Kristianstad came third in the Ministry of Agriculture’s competition to find Sweden’s Food Capital.

One important and fascinating institution is the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences’ installation at Balsgård, which has served as the centre for Swedish refinements and research into fruit and berries for over 50 years.

The plantations are brimming with apples, pears, rosehips, sea buckthorn and other delicious fruits.

Researchers at Balsgård are improving by breeding an apple that can be enjoyed by people with an allergy to apples. Their national gene bank is saving varieties of fruits and berries for the future.

Balsgård is at the forefront internationally, at a time when modern health research is rediscovering the health benefits of berries.

Further information
Claes Sandén, Project Leader Spirit of Food, Municipality of Kristianstad, + 46 733 139674,
Anya Kräusel, Balsgård, +46 44-26 58 23, +46 44-26 58 00,

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