Producers of Plant-Based Cheese Alternative Launch New Yoghurt
MozzaRisella are well known for their line of plant-based, organic products, made using brown rice that is sprouted in Italy.
Now, the brand has launched Yo-Ger, the first rice-based vegan yoghurt.
The company uses an all-natural process that maintains the nutritional profile of the ingredients and keeps the high amino acids content. The rice is grown in permaculture respecting and preserving the environment, and afterwards, the brown rice is sprouted without any processing to keep all the natural nutrients.
With food allergies estimated at 70 per cent and continuing to rise globally, the absence of food allergens makes this yoghurt-alternative a particularly fitting option for those who choose a plant-based diet but suffer from intolerances. Not only is it free from lactose, but also from gluten, nuts and soya, making it suitable for everyone.
Brown rice sprouts contain high percentages of minerals, vitamins, mineral salts and other beneficial substances, like essential fatty acids and fibre. They are more digestible as the proteins of the grain are pre-digested by enzymes, breaking down into amino acids, which are easier and faster to digest and assimilate.
As the only brand of its kind currently available on the food market, MozzaRisella is turning this superfood into a variety of products such as cheese, ready meals, yoghurt and ice cream alternatives.
It is quickly gaining popularity with plant-based eaters as well as high street food chains, melted on vegan pizzas at Pizza Express, Zizzi and Ask Italian.
Co-founder of MozzaRisella, Franco Vessio, commented: “We are excited to bring this innovative product to the UK food market. As the only yoghurt-alternative made from sprouted brown rice available in the market, it is not only suitable for vegan consumers but anyone looking to improve their health and help the environment.”
Yo-Ger is available in four flavours: natural, strawberry, maracuja & mango and peach & apricot, retailing at £2.10 for a 125g pot.
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