Allma has finalised a deal to supply its sun-grown Chlorella to major Portuguese group Frulact, which supplies fruit-based ingredients to blue-chip food companies globally and markets jams, beverages and smoothies to consumers.
Frulact has collaborated with Allma to develop a ‘bubble tea’ containing tiny pearls of Chlorella. Frulact is now seeking partners to take the concept to market as a consumer-ready product.
Meanwhile, leading Portugal-based frozen desserts company Santini is selling Chlorella-enriched sorbet in its chain of café-stores. Named ‘Greenfest’, the sorbet is made with pineapple, orange and lemon, plus 1.3% Chlorella powder, which gives the product a distinctive green colour. It has proved popular with customers, who bought 280 litres of Greenfest in an initial two-week trial.
“We’re delighted to announce these partnerships with Frulact and Santini, both of which are highly respected companies with a strong innovative streak,” said Sofia Mendonça, Allma business development manager. “Chlorella adds enormous value – and a real ‘health halo’ – to a range of food, beverage and dietary supplement applications, and we’re seeing more and more businesses discovering the benefits of incorporating microalgae into their products.”
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