Chr. Hansen supports plant-based innovations with VEGA Culture Kit

13 May 2021 | News

The VEGA Culture Kit is comprised of customizable starter cultures, probiotics and bioprotective strains for dairy-free alternatives to yogurt. supports plant-based innovations with Image credit: Chr. Hansen Image credit: Chr. Hansen

To enhance the support of plant-based innovation, Denmark based Chr. Hansen has recently announced the launch of the VEGA Culture Kit designed for optimal results across the full scope of plant bases.

The VEGA Culture Kit is comprised of customizable starter cultures, probiotics and bioprotective strains. With its comprehensive kit of solutions, VEGA delivers simplicity with robust performance while offering producers the flexibility to create customized and differentiated features for their products in terms of taste, texture, health, and sustainability.

“We are particularly excited about this launch because it gives us the opportunity to apply our 145-year legacy of work within the dairy industry to this highly innovative and rapidly growing segment of the market. We aim to leverage our deep expertise in food fermentation and history of close collaboration with producers to help the industry elevate the art of fermented plant-based craftsmanship,” says Dr Ross Crittenden, Chr. Hansen’s senior director for Commercial Development.

The VEGA Culture Kit offers producers the following benefits:

  • Enhanced taste and texture: VEGA offers an exciting new innovation; a choice of starter cultures that can differentially drive flavour and texture in plant-based yogurts.
  • Probiotic support: VEGA nu-trish blends of cultures enable consumers to enjoy the benefits of the world's most-researched probiotics, including Chr. Hansen’s Bifidobacterium, BB-12 and Lactobacillus rhamnosus, LGG.
  • Boosted sustainability credentialsVEGA FreshQ culture solution supports a longer shelf life with superior freshness and fewer quality issues through the action of fermentation.



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