Sustainable oat milk in Devon
A collaboration aimed to improve the sustainability and quality of plant-based drinks. ReRooted Organic
produces dairy alternatives and aims to source its ingredients and technology close to home.
As part of the Devon Net Zero Innovation Fund, researchers at the University of Plymouth, evaluated the use of local organic crops and harnessing the ability of enzymes to digest the starch and proteins with ReRooted Organic.
ReRooted, based in Totnes, started as a side project making plant milks for a local zero waste shop and now supplies a range of organic plant milks nationwide.
The research project evaluated different ways to prepare ingredients for oat milks based on ethical, technological and cost feasibility considerations. The ingredients were be analysed using specialist resources as well as testing in a sensory evaluation panel by trained experts and tested by baristas and consumers.