Germinal Italia is an Italian company based near Venice.
Its gluten-free Bio brand uses cereals such as quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat and teff, and it has recently launched a range of products that are senza lievito, or yeast-free.
This includes oat cookies, chocolate chip cookies and germinated rice cookies. The oat and rice cookies are also free from milk and eggs, and all are organic.
Head of marketing and communication at MangiarSano Germinal Giorgia Vanin said that there was a growing demand in Italy for yeast-free products “where there are many people with intolerances or allergies” and so the company was marketing the range in Italy rather than abroad for the moment.
“Consumption of yeast-containing products could cause some intolerances, so a yeast-free diet could give back a sense of well-being. Germinal Bio Yeast Free is the range of products created for those who want to limit or to remove yeast from their diet,” she said.
Vanin said the company had not experienced any difficulties in the formulation process when removing yeast.
All of Germinal Bio’s products are also free from colouring agents, preservatives, hydrogenated fats and genetically modified organisms.