Products against the “Fat Gap”
For Crespel & Deiters, the national socialist planned economy means a constantly increasing lack of the required raw material of wheat. With the
start of the War, the ban on importation of foreign basic foodstuffs and the rationing for food, the company has even fewer raw materials at its
disposal. However, in the short term, Crespel & Deiters benefits from a shift in the starch market.
While the rice starch industry collapses, as it is dependent on the now lacking foreign imports, the local wheat starch industry experiences an
upturn. Since meat and fat are scarce commodities during the years of war, the Reich Ministry for Nutrition and Agriculture tries to substitute the lacking
nutrients with grain and bread. Especially the valuable and nutrient-rich wheat starch helps to close the so-called “fat gap”.
Once again, Crespel & Deiters adjusts its range of products to the current market requirements and helps to sustain the nutrition of the German
population with nutrient-rich wheat-starch production. Under the name WEIZOMALT, Crespel & Deiters now distributes foods such as coffee
surrogates, spices and sauces. Also urgently required feed for livestock is produced.