Blog: October 2017

Long life to your bakery products with SHELFRI

Published on 21 October 2017 | Category: no category

Yet in the nineteenth century, the German philosopher Ludwig Feuerbach stated “We are what we eat”. And how can he be wrong? Actually, the food we eat does not only feed our bodies, but it also affects our mood and energy.

In recent years there has been a significant increase in the attention tothe food thatarrivesonto our tables: more information, renewed regulations and increased awareness of how food acts on our well-being are conscientious choices both for health and nutrition.

Galatea and the whole Gelinova Group has always dedicated themselves to this research, based on safety and homemade imperatives, with tight controls on all processes that offer healthy and genuine ingredients to their own customers.

According to these principles, we are pleased to submit you an absolute new product: SHELFRI.


SHELFRI is a natural gluten-free semi-finished ingredient, without thickeners and chemical emulsifiers that increase bakery products life. The concept of “shelf-life” is well-known to those who work in the food industry: until today, in order to keep a product good and fresh on a bakery or pastry shop shelf, it wasnecessary to use chemical preservatives or instead, to mandatorily choose a short-life product. Finally, there is a new chance now: to use a natural ingredient that does not compromise notour well-being nor the planet.

Franco Rizzati is the technician responsible for the Golosa Line and creator of SHELFRI. He explains that “This product was born from the need to solve a pastry problem. With one ingredient only, you can give more texture, more softness and longer life to your bakery products. A unique, natural and effective solution to different problems”.

SHELFRI can be used in all leavened cakes, sponge cake, plum cake, muffins and others. Its formulation is studied to increase the technological functionality, improving the volume and the softness of breads and of our favorite cakes. It also reduces and controls the typical after cooking deflation, indeed keeping the characteristics and the pleasantness of each product intact.

With SHELFRI both the quality and the safety of what every good breadand pastry maker prepares, is now opening towards new horizons, with a standard able to embrace nature’s ethics without compromising the conservation of their own creations.

The research and the idea from which SHELFRI is born are in perfect harmony with our Company philosophy and the ethical guidelines that always distinguish us: we are therefore proud to announce this new step towards “good” and guaranteed innovation!



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Why ice cream is good for health

Published on 2 October 2017 | Category: no category

The Ice cream is a complete food that brings proven benefits to mental and physical health. We all know that often, when eating it, it improves our mood; the reason why is very simple: it stimulates the serotonin production, the joy hormone that the human body produces when it detects a positive sensation and reduces the stress in a significant way.



And this is not the only benefit we can get. Ice cream, in fact, is the source of important nutrients that help to keep the human body healthy. It is rich in Vitamin A, C, D, E and Group B vitamins that help to maintain the proper functioning of our body and are essential for growth, not just at a young age. Vitamin K, which is essential in blood clotting processes, is also present in its composition,

It also contains calcium, the mineral that protects and makes bones and teeth up and regulates muscle contraction.

It should even be noted that antioxidants, asf. ex. in strawberry, blueberry, pomegranate, red fruits and cocoa flavours, have an anti-inflammatory action, and help and counter act free radicals, that are ageing cause.

The ice cream is nutritious and can substitute a meal, it provides energy while satisfying the sweetness desire at the same time. It is also water-rich: helps and replenishes liquids after sport activity or when most needed. Some flavours, such as pistachio or hazelnut, help an adequate essential fatty acids supply such as Omega 3 and Omega 6, which facilitate the metabolism proper functioning.

Galatea is a certified company specialized in the  production of semi-finished products for artisan ice cream. They guarantee not only exquisite products but also ice-creams good for health. In the craftsmanship’ concept, one of the main company’s vision, are enclosed the ideas that underlie each single preparation. The attention to raw materials and to the organic world, the choice of natural colourings and flavourings, along with the constant research experience that always strives for excellence, do ensure full wellness to every client.

Galatea’s ice cream is also very digestible, it offers adequate solutions also for those who suffer from lactose intolerance or those who want to limit the refined sugars intake.

The benefits of our products also have a social impact because part of our resources are shared and committed to supporting projects that are useful to the community and to the territory.

Aren’t you convinced yet that the ice cream is good for you? Well, we give you one last good reason: sometimes at home you can solve dramatic situations. What are we talking about? Of those moments when your son does not really want to know about eating, he will not be able to say no to such a delicious food proposal for sure!

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