Soup- & Sauce mixes
Oganic soup mixes: best mixes for soupAt Vehgro, you will find various organic soup mixes, all made from 100% natural ingredients. Vehgro offers the most delicious herbs for soup, whether you are looking for a vegetable soup mix, a mix for chicken soup, mushroom soup or truffle soup. With the help of our soup herbs, you can easily make the most delicious soups yourself.
Recognising organic products
Organic soup mixes can be recognised by their quality mark. In the Netherlands there is the EKO quality mark and the European quality mark. To qualify for the term "organic" products must have the (green) European Quality Mark since 1 July 2012.
To obtain this label is not that easy: no less than 95% of the ingredients of the product must be organic. The products are made without chemical pesticides.
Strict rulesThe herbs for vegetable soup that are most often used are thyme, parsley and bay leaf. Since soup for the most part consists of hot water, the flavour must be made by the other ingredients. These can be things like tomatoes (puree), onion, carrot, leek and mushrooms, but it is mainly the herbs that give taste: cloves, garlic...
Sauces for bouillonsIn bouillons, you will mainly find the herbs bay leaf, parsley, chervil, chives, rosemary, thyme and tarragon. Bouillons add flavour to the soup, but are often very salty. You can also add a herb mix to the soup. For example, a mix for vegetable soup from Vehgro for a delicious herb vegetable soup.
Herbs in soupsThere are several organic soup mixes. Think of chives, savory, nettle, dill, chervil, tarragon, cloves, coriander, bay leaf, marjoram or marjoram, fennel and thyme. The Vehgro vegetable soup mix contains a balanced combination of the tastiest herbs.
Use of basilOrganic soup mixes are not complete without the use of basil. The basil plant is a perennial, which is not hardy against the winter. The plant cannot survive outdoors, but it can in a greenhouse or at home. Give the basil plant some fresh light and it can quickly grow to 45 centimetres in height. Basil has a wonderfully strong aroma. The aroma is often used for tomato soup.
Chives have an onion-like flavour, which is not surprising considering they are related to bulbous plants such as leek, garlic and, yes, onion. Chives are a perennial plant and are often kept in a pot on the windowsill or balcony.
Cut the stems regularly, then the plant will continue to grow. The leaves are best chopped and added to the soup. In a herbal mix for soups you will find the sharp taste of chives in small shreds.