Blog: Vegan Line

PURONERO, the truly excellent vegan dark chocolate

Published on 9 October 2018 | Category: Products, Vegan Line

Known as “the food of the gods”, praised for its properties as an elixir of life, chocolate has been portrayed in several legendary films, songs, books and culinary traditions, and July 7 is World Chocolate Day when it is celebrated in all its shapes and flavours.

Why is it so appreciated? Simple, because its benefits are multiple and are felt in many different ways.

Universally considered a “divine” experience, cocoa is not only used to please one’s palate but is also rich in important antioxidants and flavonoids which act positively on bad cholesterol and systemic inflammation, reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases and atherosclerosis.

But let’s be honest. Despite the importance of its health benefits, these are not the reasons that push us to choose it. The writer Frederic Morton claims that “life without chocolate is a life that lacks something important”. In fact, we often treat ourselves to an ice cream or a dessert with a classic “dark taste” to enjoy its intense flavour, pamper ourselves after the hassle of a busy day or simply to savour it as a reward. Its effects are felt positively also on one’s mood, to the point of being considered a natural antidepressant. Chocolate, especially if dark, increases the production of serotonin, known as the good mood factor. Important studies by Northwestern University have discovered that when chocolate activates the areas of the cerebral cortex linked to pleasure it transmits to the body a pleasant feeling of deep satisfaction.

Both a source of energy and of many other benefits, it is a food loved by most of us and not very easily given up. There is, however, chocolate and chocolate: the most authoritative nutritionists recommend dark chocolate which, with less sugar and a higher cocoa content, enhances all its exquisite qualities.

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At Galatea we always strive to offer the best to our customers, and PURONERO is the result of our research and careful selection of top-quality raw materials. A sublime pleasure within everyone’s reach. PURONERO is the vegan dark chocolate for artisan ice-cream for those who wish to offer the best available product to their customers; GMO- and palm oil free, it can be used to easily obtain creations without dairy products or eggs. It is also ICEA Vegan and Libera Vegan certified.

PURONERO is not treated with ionizing radiations. It helps expand your offer easily and naturally, simplifying your work as an expert and allowing to experiment with fantastic creations that will leave everyone speechless! Conforming with all our ethical guidelines, PURONERO is ideal to create new products for those who wish to embrace healthy eating habits and for consumers intolerant to lactose.

For more info email info@galatea-gelati.com or call +39 0434 598109.

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Why Choose a Vegan Ice Cream

Published on 17 September 2017 | Category: Vegan Line

In 2015, Galatea presented at Sigep, the International Ice Cream, Confectionery, Bakery and Coffee-Shop fair, a new line of artisanal ice cream expressly designed to meet the needs of their own Vegan Consumers: the Vegan line. Let’s get closer to better know the philosophy behind these products.

 

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Veganism is synonymous with a lifestyle that goes further on food choices, and considers them with extreme care and importance. It is based on a world ecocentric view that puts ecology at the center of existence and aims to the respect of all nature species. In the nutrition field, this is synthetically translated into “not consuming” foods such as meat, fish and even their animal derivatives.

But where does the Vegan word come from? In 1944 Donald Watson, an influential member of the Vegetarian Society, coined this neologism to emphasize the difference between the vegan and the vegetarian diet: “vegan” is born from the contraction of the word “vegetarian” from which it takes  the first and the last letters. Many well-known characters from history, from Epicuro to Charlie Chaplin to Gandhi, did marry the veganism values for ethical and moral issues; in recent years many have also supported its health benefits.

Galatea’s choice to develop a vegan line was born from the desire to meet the needs of that part of consumers who opt for a diet of this type and it has come to life from the commitment to know their ideals: on the other hand the attention to our customers has always been one of the cornerstones of our corporate mission. On this wave, we can proudly say that our preparations for artisan ice cream are cruelty-free and do not employ any ingredient nor adjuvant of animal origin. Not only: raw materials are not obtained from any genetically modified organisms.

All products range are certified by ICEA, the Institute for Ethical and Environmental Certification, and the bio products also have the BioVegan logo demonstrating that the well-being, the genuineness and the nature respect are essential for us. Without artificial dyes, palm oil, nor hydrogenated fats and red cochineal, our preparations are synonymous with safety and excellence and guarantee a 360° quality by confirming our company as the first and only one in this field  having the entire production chain certified. The chain ensures the vegan certification veracity thanks to the  step-by-step approach made by precise and strict both ethical and environmental compliance rules to be observed for raw-materials, labeling and production, as well as tight checks on all the products placed on the market: with Galatea you can be sure to enjoy a product truly adherent to your values!

It should also be remembered that a Vegan product is ideal even in case of specific allergies or intolerances, such as lactose. Other benefits? It is light, does not make use of any animal fats, it is a figure’s friend, it is very digestible and above all it is very good, because it exalts the raw materials pure taste  and the creativity of the ice cream maker.

A good ice cream is the result of a refined balance between the various components and even in this case Galatea guarantee to the artisan ice cream maker semi-finished products that do not make you feel the lack of certain elements, indeed: they exalt the flavor of the ingredients that our nature do spontaneously offer.

Do you aim to know our Vegan products better? Go to the link http://www.galateagelato.com/en/products/vegan-line/

 

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