Allma Unveils “The Food of the Future”
Microalgae supplier Allma showcased ground-breaking food and beverage concepts that harness the benefits of sun-grown Chlorella at Health Ingredients Europe 2014.
Working with its industry partners, Allma has developed a series of innovative recipes that incorporate Chlorella in order to demonstrate that “the next generation of foods will be green”. Applications on display at HIE included bubble tea, olive oil, a savoury spread and chocolate – all enriched with Allma’s premium quality Chlorella powder.
Portugal-based Allma also gave HIE visitors the chance to be the first to see its Chlorella Crunches – an innovative new concept that blends rice cereals with sun-grown Chlorella powder to create a natural, delicious and nutritious crispy snack and ingredient solution.
Chlorella Crunches will be available to try in three tempting flavours – Carrot & Raspberry, Ginger & Lemon and Rosemary & Piri Piri – and in different sizes to highlight their versatility. They can be seasoned and eaten alone as a tasty and healthy snack, or included in a salty snack mix. Alternatively they can be used as an inclusion in a wide range of products, including yoghurts, breakfast cereals, snack bars, soups, salads and many more.
Allma also showcased products created in collaboration with Portuguese food and beverage company Frulact. Allma and Frulact have worked together to create a special Chlorella bubble tea drink, a delicous Chlorella cream cheese spread made with a range of vegetables, and a citrus-flavoured yoghurt.
Sofia Mendonça, Business Development Manager at Allma, said: “HIE 2014 is the perfect event for us to showcase the potential of Allma’s sun grown Chlorella in food and beverage applications. Not only do we pride ourselves on supplying the finest Chlorella available, but we also offer our customers full application support to help them develop innovative products that consumers will love. Visitors to our stand at HIE can see some examples of these innovations for themselves. It’s an exciting time for the Chlorella ingredients sectors and we firmly believe that the next generation of foods will be green.”
The sun-grown Chlorella supplied by Allma is a rich, natural and 100 per cent vegetable source of protein, including all nine of the essential amino acids. It also contains Omega-3 and -6 oils, complex carbohydrates, phytonutrients including lutein, beta-carotene, chlorophyll and zeaxanthin, and a wide spectrum of vitamins and minerals that are essential for a healthy life.