MozzaRisella, the first and only product line from germinated brown rice grown by organic farming, today launches Yo-Ger in the UK. The new vegan yogurt alternative is free from lactose, gluten, nuts and soya and is available in four flavours – neutral, strawberry, maracuja & mango and peach & apricot.
With food allergies estimated at 70% and continuing to rise globally, the absence of food allergens makes the yogurt alternative an appealing option for those who choose a plant-based diet. In addition, the market for superfood products is steadily rising. Brown rice sprouts contain high percentages of minerals, vitamins, mineral salts and other beneficial substances such as essential fatty acids and fibre. Sprouts help the body to function properly – they contain living and vital metabolic enzymes that help the body to stay healthy.
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.
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, yogurt and ice cream alternatives and is quickly gaining popularity with plant-based eaters as well as high street food chains, melted on vegan pizzas at Pizza Express, Zizzi or Ask Italian.
“We are excited to bring this innovative product to the UK food market. As the only yogurt 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”, says Franco Vessio, Co- Founder of Mozzarisella.