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Heidemarie Alberta Pirker

Heidemarie Alberta Pirker, picture from the year 2019
Dr. nat. tech., Organic Farming & Nature Conservation; Author Ecology, Phytochemicals


2004: Diploma in Ecology, University of Vienna

2015: Doctorate in Organic Agriculture & Nature Conservation, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna

2007-2018: Scientific Project Assistant at the Institute for Organic Agriculture at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, focus on ethnobotany (medicinal and useful plants) and biodiversity

2019-2020: Project Manager for OeAD, Austria’s Agency for Education and Internationalisation

Since 2020: Speaker and Consultant for natural home gardens and ecological green spaces for private individuals, communities, and educational institutions as part of Nature in Gardens Carinthia for the Carinthian Educational Institution; Certified Shiatsu practitioner

Since 2023: Content Author for the Foundation of Diet and Health Switzerland.


The topics of nature, health, and nutrition have fascinated me since childhood. For me, an organic, plant-based, and balanced diet is the basis for a healthy life, well-being, and a valuable contribution to achieving global climate goals. Plants and their culinary and medicinal use particularly fascinate me. With my articles, I would like to present science-based information on plant-based nutrition in an easy-to-understand manner and create incentives to integrate healthy and tasty foods into the daily meal plan.

I grow various vegetables, herbs, and fruits in my home garden, prepare them into delicious dishes or simply enjoy their aroma raw. Particularly, I like artichokes, apples, mountain basil, pears, beans, savory, blackberries, edamame, peas, lady’s mantle, rose hips, raspberries, chamomile, carrots, cabbage, leek, lavender, mallow, aubergine/eggplant, parsley, radicchio, marigold, arugula, saffron, yarrow, sage, thyme, tomatoes, rosemary, sweet potatoes, quince, walnuts, sour cherries, and savoy cabbage.

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Fennel seeds, raw (organic?)
Leek, raw (organic?)
Millet, raw (golden millet, millet, organic?)
Onion granules or onion powder (organic?, raw?)
Onions, dried (dehydrated, dried, organic?, raw?)
Vegetable onions, raw (sweet onions, organic?)


Beta-sitosterol (β-sitosterol)
Secondary metabolites - phytochemicals