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Sproud has about half the sweetness of oat beverages and five-times the protein of soy and almond.

Swedish pea drinks make North American debut

By Beth Newhart

Following the worldwide success of oat drinks from Sweden, beverage company Sproud is looking to make peas the next big milk alternative protein source. After the postponement of Natural Products Expo West, it hits the North American market next month.

Hälsa called oats one of the most environmentally friendly ingredients for making plant-based milk, but the US does not currently produce oats that meet Hälsa's quality standards. Pic: Hälsa

Hälsa Foods to convert dairy farms for organic oats

By Beth Newhart

A new program from oat-based yogurt alternative brand Hälsa Foods will partner with dairy farms, and support them converting to farmlands for growing organic oats. It will be led by a team of Scandinavian farmers, researchers and environmental experts.

“DHA Omega-3 helps support brain health for people of all ages and represents a simple way that consumers can make a healthy choice.

‘Veganuary’ drives plant-based dairy-alternative launches

By Beth Newhart

Eating healthier is a common New Year's resolution that brands like to capitalize on every year. New plant-based dairy alternatives are kicking off 2020, trying to tap into the oat, almond and coconut-based craze that’s challenging the dairy industry.

Hälsa Foods sees the future of plant-based as 100% clean label and organic.

Former Stonyfield exec joins non-dairy Hälsa Foods

By Beth Newhart

The co-founder and former CEO of dairy brand Stonyfield Organic, Gary Hirshberg, has joined Hälsa Foods as an investor and chairman. Hälsa produces Scandivaian-style, oat-based milk and yogurt alternatives.

General Mills is looking to improve the performance of its US yogurt business and is focused on driving the simply better segment of the yogurt category.

Oui by Yoplait enters non-dairy category

By Beth Newhart

Coconut-based yogurt alternatives are coming in 2020 from French-style yogurt Oui by Yoplait. The US dairy brand was also recognized as one of Nielsen’s 2019 Breakthrough Innovation winners.

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