PROBIO – herb and spice production with strong roots
It all started in 1954 with a spice mill, which had made a name for itself as a pioneer in the organic foods movement. That was when PROBIO GmbH put down its roots. This herb and spice company, based in Eggenstein near Karlsruhe, was one of the first companies to use organically farmed ingredients. In 2007 Albert Darboven – a connoisseur of fine foods – takes over PROBIO GmbH, thereby becoming part of a family tradition in the herb and spice trade.
We use only the best herbs and spices, grind them gently and then blend
them in our factory. And that pays off: That is how we achieve at products with
a strength and unique intensity of flavour, which then deserves to carry the PROBIO name. That is why the ingredients for our products are grown under controlled organic conditions and then further processed to the highest organic standards.
Our products are grown without the use of GMOs, pesticides or mineral fertilisers. Nor do we use irradiation, gassing, flavouring or additives. Biological control points regularly check for compliance with EU organic guidelines. Independent laboratories test our products for their nutritional content and any possible residues. And at the same time we operate a very efficient quality management system, which repeatedly monitors every single batch using visual and sensor systems.
Wherever we go, we give preference to regional raw materials. By working
this way we promote organic farming in our region, use environmentally-friendly short-haul transportation and make the most of optimum freshness.
However, some ingredients only thrive in remote, often warmer, corners of the world. But here too we know our producers personally and have for many years operated a fair way of doing business. We guarantee the livelihood of small-scale farmers by paying fair prices. And in return we get herbs and spices of outstanding quality.
Seasoning is one of the magic moments of cooking. Only a few seconds decide on the culinary result. Look forward to more than 80 different spice pleasures for the eyes, nose and palate. Whether whole, ground or mixed - PROBIO spices are always the highlight of the fine taste. With our assortment variety, we meet the taste of all those discerning connoisseurs who want to eat environmentally-, healthy- and quality- conscious.