Allma partners with Frulact and Santini for Chlorella bubble tea and sorbet

Microalgae company Allma has marked its entry into the ingredients market with the announcement that it has agreed partnerships with two new customers in the food and beverage industry…

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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