Chr. Hansen launches VEGA Culture Kit

Date: 11.05.2021Source: Chr. Hansen

Chr. Hansen launches the VEGA Culture Kit specifically developed for fermented plant bases. It is comprised of customizable starter cultures, probiotics and bioprotective strains for dairy-free alternatives to yogurt. The kit enables plant-based innovators to create customized and differentiated features for their products in taste, texture, health and sustainability

As dairy-free alternatives to yogurt, “vegurts”, gain traction worldwide, competition continues to grow among producers striving to offer consumers tasty, healthy and sustainable products. With today’s launch of the VEGA Culture Kit designed for optimal results across the full scope of plant bases, Chr. Hansen aims to enhance its support of plant-based innovation.


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 flavor and texture in plant-based yogurts. This allows producers to optimize for specific product characteristics by selecting the cultures that yield the results they are after.
  • 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®. These cultures have been designed specifically for use in plant bases to ensure convenient delivery of the correct serving and stability of probiotics, all while delivering robust performance and clean flavor.
  • Boosted sustainability credentials: VEGA FreshQ culture solution supports a longer shelf life with superior freshness and fewer quality issues through the action of fermentation.

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