Hope & Sesame®, the world’s only manufacturer of creamy, plant-based organic sesamemilks, debuted its new line of protein-packed, nondairy products. The new innovations include five delicious organic sesamemilk flavors, including Chocolate, Vanilla, Original, Unsweetened Original and Chocolate Hazelnut.
Hope & Sesame organic sesamemilks are a good source of protein per U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines, with 8 grams of protein per 8 oz. serving and 120 calories. The high-quality sesamemilks are also considered a complete protein-packed beverage delivering all eight essential amino acids, the key building blocks in protein.
Each nutritious beverage delivers as much calcium as whole dairy milk, with less sugar, more vitamin D and no dairy allergens or lactose. The breakthrough beverages also contain a proprietary blend of Sesamein™, Hope & Sesame’s exclusive plant-based protein concentrate.
Hope & Sesame is perfect for enjoying on its own or in cereals, smoothies and protein drinks. Chocolate, Vanilla, Original and Unsweetened Original flavors are vegan and free of dairy, soy, gluten and tree nuts. Chocolate Hazelnut is vegan and free of dairy, soy and gluten. The suggested retail price is $4.99 for a 1-liter carton.
According to the Plant Based Foods Association, sales in the plant-based foods industry have topped $3.1 billion in 2018, with $1.5 billion coming from the plant-based milk category.
“Consumers are increasingly committed to ethical consumerism and to making environmental, cruelty-free and health-conscious purchasing decisions,” said Julia Stamberger, CEO and co-founder of Spinning Wheel Brands. “Hope & Sesame embraces sustainability throughout our supply chain. Sesame is more sustainable than other seed and nut crops because it’s a versatile, low-maintenance crop that’s easy to cultivate and can grow in moisture or heat-stressed environments.”
On average, sesame seeds take about 125 days from planting to harvest, while other sources of nondairy milk, like tree nuts, take years.
Hope & Sesame took 24 months of research and development to create the ideal nutritional balance, consistency and taste. Each milk offers the subtle nutty flavor of sesame without overwhelming or changing the flavor profile.
Sesame is also a natural source of vital minerals like copper, magnesium and iron, and is rich in rich amino acids. Research shows the super seed has many health benefits from normalizing blood pressure and balancing hormones to boosting liver function.
All Hope & Sesame products are Non-GMO Project Verified, kosher, bear the USDA organic and feature a simple ingredient list.
“Several other nondairy milks contain allergens like nuts or soy. Plus, there were very few organic options like Hope & Sesame on the market,” said Stamberger. “Other dairy alternatives, like nut milks, only have 1 gram of protein per 8 oz. serving and oatmilk only has 3 grams of protein. Sesamemilk, like dairy milk, delivers a strong 8 grams of protein per 8 oz. serving but with less sugar.”
Hope & Sesame original sesame milk offers less than 2 tsp. of sugar per 8 oz. serving whereas a cup of cow’s milk has 3 tsp. of sugar per 8 oz. serving.
Hope & Sesame organic sesamemilks are available for purchase online at www.deliciousness.com and www.amazon.com and at retailers nationwide, including Wegmans, Jewel-Osco, Kroger, Sprouts Farmer Market and Meijer. Fans can also follow Hope & Sesame at www.hopeandsesame.com, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.