KANSAS CITY – Milk is currently being revised – several even – as CPG manufacturers are introducing new plant-based, grass-fed and sugar-free varieties.
Good Karma Foods launches Plantmilk, a new plant-based milk alternative made from a mixture of flax, oats and peas. According to the company, the drink contains the creaminess of 2% milk and five times the protein of almond milk, as well as 800 mg of omega-3 fatty acids. Good karma plant milk is available in original, vanilla and chocolate varieties.
“We believe in foods and beverages that are nutritious, delicious and that make plants glow,” said Doug Radi, CEO of Good Karma Foods. “By mixing oats, peas and flax in our plant-based milk, we introduced an alternative to alternative dairy products that is creamier, more delicious and more nutritious. Simply put, it’s the cream of the crop. “
Organic Valley launches non-fat grass milk made from milk from certified third-party grass-fed cows on organic family farms. The cows are out on the pasture for more than 150 days a year and are fed 100% grass and dried fodder all year round. Organic Valley Valley Fat Free Grassmilk contains vitamins A and D and is USDA certified.
“Animal care is vital to us, and cows outside in the fresh air, lush pastures, green pastures and eating grass are happier and healthier,” said Alex Schams, Brand Manager at Organic Valley. “We have seen that happy, healthy cows produce better tasting, more nutritious milk. And with an extensive network of farmers devoting their herds to grass milk production, Organic Valley is uniquely qualified to meet the demand for non-fat grass-fed organic milk that will delight consumers looking for a delicious new way to daily life meet the nutritional needs of dairy products. “
Maple Hill Creamery launches Zero Sugar Organic Ultra-Filtered Milk, which is 100% grass-fed, USDA certified, and sourced from small family businesses in New York. Maple Hills Zero Sugar Organic Whole Milk contains 8 grams of protein and 110 calories, and the Reduced Fat variety contains 8 grams of protein and 80 calories.
“The word that comes to mind when I think of Zero Sugar Organic Milk is freedom,” said Carl Gerlach, CEO of Maple Hill. “It’s the freedom to enjoy cow’s milk without worrying about sugar, carbohydrates or lactose. Freedom for parents to deliver nutritious milk to their children without sugar or sweeteners. The freedom to have milk in your coffee again. “
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