Come and taste Organic SAGO Potato Pearls: BioFach 2016

Once upon a time there was a beautiful white pearlBOX

These pearls are manufactured for you from organic potato starch which comes from organic potatoes grown in the pristine Finnish countryside.

Enjoy your pearls in hot porridges, puddings, pancakes, sweet desserts and pies. Or improve the texture of your casseroles and meatballs with pearls.

Our pearls have a mild taste, making them a favourite with everyone in the family – babies as well as seniors and everyone in between. This product is organic and Kosher certified as well as Halal certified. And if you have special dietary requirements such as coeliac, vegan or low allergies, this is for you.

Ingredients: organic potato starch, citric acid (E330)

Resistant Starch 24g/100g 

Organic SAGO Pearls are free from

  1. gluten
  2. allergens
  3. gmo’s
  4. milk and dairy
  5. egg


Organic SAGO Pearls are

  1. Vegan and vegetarian
  2. with no added salt or sugar
  3. a good source of resistant starch
  4. Kosher certified
  5. Halal certified


We will be exhibiting at BioFach in Germany 10.-13.2.2016 at Finland national stand. Finnish top chef Kim Palhus will be there preparing Finnish food including some of the below. Come over and taste the Sago potato pearl and meet us in Hall 5 – Stand 131!

Looking forward to meeting you at BioFach!




SAGO Potato Porridge (4 servings)

  1. 1 litre milk
  2. 2,5 dl organic Sago pearls
  3. 1 tsp salt
  4. 1 tbs butter

Bring the milk to a boil and then add the Pearls. Simmer for 8 minutes while stirring constantly. Take the pot off the heat, put the lid on and allow the porridge to steep for 1-2 minutes. Add salt and butter according to your taste.


SAGO pearl pudding – gluten free (5 servings)

  1. 8 dl milk
  2. 2 dl Sago potato pearls
  3. ¾ tsp salt
  4. 1 Tbsp. butter or margarine
  5. 2 Tbsp. sugar
  6. 2 tsp vanilla sugar
  7. 2 eggs
  • Bring the milk to the boil and then add the Sago potato pearls. Allow to simmer for 8 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and allow the porridge to steep for 1-2 minutes, with the lid on. Add salt to taste and a knob of butter.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients. Mix well.
  • Pour the mixture into a greased oven dish. Bake for 20 minutes at 200 °C. Serve warm with lingonberry kissel.


Lingonberry kissel

  1. 2 dl lingonberry juice
  2. 3 dl water
  3. 2 Tbsp. Organic potato starch
  4. 2 Tbsp. sugar
  5. 1 tsp vanilla sugar
  • Add juice and water to a saucepan. Add the potato starch and sugar.
  • Bring to simmering point, stirring all the time. Add the vanilla sugar and allow to cool.


Vegetable chicken casserole – gluten and lactose free (4 servings)

  1. 300 g L´uomunokka´s boneless chicken breast, cut into strips
  2. 100 g diced fresh onion
  3. 500 g vegetable strips (frozen)
  4. 1 ½ dl Sago potato pearls
  5. 2 dl heavy cream
  6. 2 dl water
  7. ¾ tsp salt
  8. ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • Fry the chicken strips in a frying pan. Add the onion and fry together for a minute. Add the vegetables and Sago potato pearls. Transfer this to a greased casserole dish.
  • Mix the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and add to the chicken mixture. Press  down the surface with a spatula. Bake at 200 °C  for about 45 minutes.



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New research gives further proof of healthiness of rape seed oil

The new press release from Helsinki University “Canola-type rapeseed oil reduces the level of fibrinogen, a leading cause of thrombosis and inflammation” explains the importance of lowering blood fibrinogen levels for human health. Using just 1 spoonful of Finnish spring turnip seed oil (Brassica rapa ssp Oleifera) decreased all higher-than-average fibrinogen levels by approximately 30 per cent in the research subjects.

At Virgino the healthiness of Finnish rape seed oil has been known for years. Virgino produces the highest quality cold pressed oil which means that apart from the beneficial fatty acid composition and high levels of Omega-3 the oil also contains all the vitamins, enzymes and lecithin which are lost in refined oil. The importance of consuming your food as unrefined as possible can not be stressed enough. Oil refining destroys the valuable protective substances in the oil. Lecithin for example is an extremely valuable component in rape seed oil which is totally lost in refining.

The success of Virgino in Finland has been very much based on the research and communication of the health benefits of Virgino oils. One of the last research projects specifically on Virgino oil was conducted by  Chief Physician Ari Palomäki, and the results presented to the scientific community at the Nordic Congress on Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, held in Hämeenlinna, Finland from 12–14th June 2008. A summary of the research can be found in English hear.

The rape seed that is grown in Finland and used in Virgino oil is the spring turnip rapeseed Brassica rapa ssp Oleifera. This is not the same species as is grown elsewhere in Europe (Brassica napus) and has a better fatty acid composition – the content of saturated fatty acids is lower. Therefore Virgino turnip rape seed oil is one of the best and healthiest food oils in the world.

Virgino oil is also absolutely GMO-free.  There are no GMO varieties of rapeseed grown in Finland or Europe in general. On the other hand all Canola rapeseed oil originating from North-America either derives from GMO varieties or is in any case contaminated with GMO. Also the rapeseed oils that are on the market in Asia are mainly from North-America. The Finnish Virgino organic cold pressed rapeseed oil offers therefore a delicious, healthy and GMO-free alternative.

Apart from the plastic bottle in the photo, Virgino is also available in glass bottles for export.