- They are an excellent source of protein, low in saturated fat, naturally contain omega 3 and 6 and naturally help lower cholesterol.
What’s more important for anyone who suffers from lactose intolerance and/or cows’ milk protein allergy is that all Provamel products are free of animal ingredients – that means no cows’ milk protein and no lactose
- A lot of this has to do with our natural production technology based on whole soya beans
- Unlike other processes that use chemically extracted protein isolates, we use all the goodness of the whole soya bean
- Provamel’s plant based products fit perfectly well into a balanced and healthy lifestyle
- Furthermore, we know exactly where our non-GM beans come from as we have a full traceability system that is independently approved and monitored
- Hulled organic soya beans (6.4%)
- Apple extract (3.3%)
- Tri-calcium phosphate
- Sea salt
- Stabiliser: Gellan gum
- Vitamins B2, B12, D2
Average nutritional value per 250ml:
Energy 438 / 105
Carbohydrates of which: 6,5g
Fat of which 4,8g
polyunsaturates of which 3g
linoleic Acid (OMEGA-6) 2,73g
Alpha-Linolenic Acid (OMEGA-3) 0,35g
(Equivalent as salt) 0,38g
Calcium 300 mg (38%)*
Vitamins: B2 0.6 g (38%)*
Vitamins: B12 1.25 µg (125%)*
Vitamins: D2 1.88 µg (38%)*
* = % of the recommended daily allowance
These values are approximate due to the variations which occur
- What does organic mean?
Organic or bio or biologic means that the food is produced in accordance with the organic agricultural production method, without the use of pesticides, fungicides, herbicides or chemicals and without artificial fertilizers, etc. It is controlled by official control bodies on the compliance with the rules (EC Regulation N° 2092/91). You can recognise organic products by the organic guarantee label on the packaging, which is controlled and protected under EU law.
- Does Provamel have an environmental policy?
Yes. Provamel's environmental programme was set up 10 years ago to reduce the environmental impact of its manufacturing process, products and packaging.
- What is Provamel doing about their CO2 emissions?
Provamel participates in a large-scale project to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions. In our Belgian Provamel factory, for instance, we generate green electricity from biogas. Furthermore, we’re striving to become a CO2 neutral factory by 2020.
- What is the composition of the sweetener wheat syrup?
Wheat syrup is produced using a 100% natural process. Natural barley enzymes convert the wheat starch into a syrup that has the aspect and consistency of honey. The wheat syrup, with its unique flavour and exceptional nutritional properties, provides a combination of simple and complex sugars that is ideal for a balanced and varied diet.
- What does GMO mean?
GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism. A genetically modified organism is an organism whose genetic material has been altered causing the expression of modified or novel traits.
- What is a cow’s milk protein allergy?
An allergy occurs when the body reacts to a substance that is in fact not dangerous by producing antibodies. Cow’s milk protein allergy is the most frequently occurring allergy among young children. With this allergy, the body’s defence mechanism reacts whenever pieces of cow’s milk protein are absorbed. Even very small quantities of cow’s milk protein can cause allergic reactions.
- Are Provamel products suitable for babies and children?
The Provamel milk substitutes made of soy are not suitable for babies under 1 year old. Soya is not adapted to the specific needs of infants. However they can be offered as a healthy drink between meals to children older than 1 year. The Provamel soy drink with added calcium can be given to children from the age of 1 as part of a healthy, balanced and varied diet. You should ask the advice of your GP or dietician before giving your child a dairy-free diet.
- Can soy be recommended in a cholesterol-lowering diet?
All soy products are 100% vegetable and are naturally cholesterol-free. Soy is also rich in good polyunsaturated fatty acids and low in bad saturated fatty acids. But above all, studies have shown that a daily intake of 25g of soy protein – in a diet with limited amounts of saturated fatty acids and cholesterol – can have a cholesterol-lowering effect (JHCI 2002).
- How come wheat starch is gluten-free?
Wheat does contain gluten, but it is the protein in the wheat that contains the gluten. Wheat starch contains only the sugars from wheat and these are 100% gluten-free and easily separated from the wheat proteins. Therefore products can contain wheat elements and still be gluten-free.
It is however possible that products made with wheat syrup contain a trace of gluten, but the amount is far below the limit set by the Celiac Disease Foundation. It is absolutely no problem for people with a gluten allergy.
- Why do most Provamel products keep for so long?
Our products keep for a long time because they are UHT-treated aseptic (= Ultra High Temperature). To destroy any bacteria that might be present, the products are exposed to extremely high temperatures for a short time. The UHT method destroys all bacteria but it preserves all the valuable nutritional elements.
- For how long exactly will Provamel products keep?
If the packaging of the Soya Drinks and Soya Desserts is unopened, they don’t need to be kept in the fridge and can be stored in temperatures up to 45°, because they have been UHT treated. Unopened, the product will keep for up to 9 months from the production date. Once opened, they are best kept in the fridge where they will keep for another 4 to 5 days. When opened and not kept in the fridge they will keep for 1 day only.
Soya Yofu is a fresh product with live cultures that has a use-by date of 32 days from the production date – soya Yofu should always be kept in the fridge.
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