AAK x Chr. Hansen x Givaudan x Ingredion Collaborate on Plant-based Yogurt Base

The collab includes Mista members AAK, Chr. Hansen, Givaudan and Ingredion.
The collab includes Mista members AAK, Chr. Hansen, Givaudan and Ingredion.

Mista members AAK, Chr. Hansen, Givaudan and Ingredion have collaborated on a plant-based yogurt base.

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The plant-based yogurt base is said to be made with high-quality, sustainable, clean label ingredients, bringing together a wide range of technologies that include plant-based proteins, designer cultures, specialized protein binders and flavors with unique functional enhancers.

Samples of Mista’s plant-based yogurt base are available now for customers in the United States, Europe and some parts of Latin America.

Catherine Bayard, global product manager at Givaudan, said, “Givaudan’s industry-leading protein binder and masker flavor solutions help mask off-notes in plant-based proteins, while also enhancing the flavor profile and release.”

Ross Crittenden, senior director of commercial development at Chr. Hansen, said, “The state-of-the-art texturizing cultures from Chr. Hansen help enhance the performance of the plant proteins and starches to create an appealing mouthfeel.”

Greg Aloi, vice president customer co-creation and applications at Ingredion, said, “Ingredion’s highly dispersible and clean tasting pea and faba proteins provide the nutrition, taste and mouthfeel that is key to a great plant-based yogurt.”

Ted Lengwin, plant-based business development lead at AAK, said, “AAK’s functional combination of fats that are tailor-made for a smooth and creamy mouthfeel, gives the yogurt a dairy-like taste.”

Scott May, founder and head of Mista, said, “Mista was created to evolve the food system for the future and to do so, we need like-minded companies, both big and small, to join forces and work on new initiatives in a collaborative way that has not been done before. We call this effort curated collaboration and this new plant-based yogurt base is the direct result of it. This is the first of many more collaborations to come.”

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