Where do the ingredients come from?
The oats we use come from the north. It is grown from the southern Finland, across central Sweden, southern Norway and northern Jutland in Denmark.
The peas are grown in France. It is a variety that is particularly suitable for producing pea drinks, and it is currently not possible to grow these in the Nordic countries.
Why do you add vitamins and minerals?
We add vitamins and minerals because Dryk is a natural product made from real oats and peas. The disadvantage of using for example real oats is that the harvested products can be different from field to field and farmer to farmer.
It is all about the soil where it grows, what it is fed with and if it is primarily sandy or clay soil. The advantage is that real oats are full of nutrients and contain both calcium, vitamin D, vitamin B12 and beta-glucans.
To make sure that the content corresponds to what is written on the carton, we measure the composition of each batch. But since there can be a difference in minerals and vitamins according to where the oats are from, we have chosen to regulate the content so that you will always get the same. Sometimes we might add 100 g of calcium to a batch of 20 ton and other times we don’t add anything. It is the same with vitamin D and B12.
What is the nutrient content in the Dryk products?
|NUTRIENT CONTENT||OAT DRINK||OAT DRINK BARISTA||OAT COCOA||PEA DRINK||PEA DRINK COCOA||PEA COCOA|
|Energi||209 kJ/50 kcal||256 kJ/62 kcal||269 kJ/64 kcal||146 kj/35 kcal||176 kj/43 kcal||221 kJ/54 kcal|
|Fat||1,2 g||2,8 g||1,3 g||2,3 g||3,0 g||2,4 g|
|– of which saturated fatty acids||0,1 g||0,2 g||0,2 g||0,2 g||0,3 g||0,3 g|
|Carbohydrate||8,5 g||7,8 g||11 g||1,5 g||1,8 g||5,7 g|
|– af which sugars||3,7 g||3,5 g||7,1 g||1,5 g||1,8 g||5,6 g|
|Protein||0,9 g||1,0 g||1,2 g||2,0 g||2,0 g||2,0 g|
|Salt||0,1 g||0,1 g||0,2 g||0,2 g||0,2 g||0,2 g|
|Vitamin D||1 µg (20%*)||1 µg (20%*)||1 µg (20%*)||1 µg (20%*)||1 µg (20%*)||1 µg (20%*)|
|Riboflavin||0,21 mg (15%*)||0,21 mg (15%*)||0,21 mg (15%*)||0,21 mg (15%*)||0,21 mg (15%*)||0,21 mg (15%*)|
|Vitamin B12||0,38 µg (15%*)||0,38 µg (15%*)||0,38 µg (15%*)||0,38 µg (15%*)||0,38 µg (15%*)||0,38 µg (15%*)|
|Calcium||120 mg (15%*)||120 mg (15%*)||120 mg (15%*)||120 mg (15%*)||120 mg (15%*)||120 mg (15%*)|
|* percentage of the reference intake|
|Beta-glucans||0,4 g/100 ml||0,4 g/100 ml|
Why are the Dryk products not organic?
We have asked our manufacturer to use organic ingredients, but as there is no state control, we can unfortunately not guarantee it. Additionally, because our oat drink is produced on real oats, we need to add vitamins in the finished product to make the batch match the content written on the carton every time. According to legislation and law, we therefor cannot call it organic.
From an article from the Food Administration called “Guidance on the addition of vitamins, minerals and certain other substances for food” (Vejledning om tilsætning af vitaminer, mineraler og visse andre stoffer til fødevarer):
“Companies may only voluntarily add other vitamins, minerals or certain other substances to organic foods when the addition is mandatory for the food in other legislation”.
About organic plant drinks on the market
The organic plant drinks available on the market are organic because they, for most part, are not based on real oats. They are often based on a product called hydrolyzed oat syrup.
Hydrolyzed oat syrup is prepared by removing the starch from the oat and soften it in hot water before adding an enzyme made from a bacteria. The enzyme “cuts” the starch in short strands of glucose. When this has happened, you add a new enzyme that converts shorts strands of glucose to pure glucose molecules. This is the product called hydrolyzed oat syrup.
The advantage of hydrolyzed oat syrup is that it is completely uniform and this you mix with salt, water and oil before sending it through a UHT-system (ultra high temperature) and directly into the carton. Hydrolyzed oat syrup is primarily used because it is easy to work with and is extremely cheap.
When using hydrolyzed oat syrup as a base for oat drink, it may end up with an organic produkt that at some point had something to do with with oats. But we don’t believe it is healthy. And when writing on the packaging that “the sweetness alone comes from the oats” it is not wrong. But what you forget to write is that it is ONLY the sweetness that comes from the oats. There are no vitamins, minerals, beta-glucans (fiber) or anything else in the product. Is it wrong here to ask: Is it even an oat drink?
It is important for us to say that we also use an enzyme in our production but it primarily has the function that we get a higher content of fibers in our products called beta-glucans.
The type of peas we use to produce our Pea Drink cannot be found in an organic version.
Are Dryk products gluten free?
The content of gluten in our Oat Drink is less than 100 ppm gluten (mg/kg product), which corresponds to a label with “very low gluten content”.
Our pea drink is 100% gluten free.
Are there any preservatives in Dryk?
Our products are not preserved with any artificial preservatives. Dryk products are UHT-treated which is a preservation method where the products are heated for at short moment. They are then packed in a closed system, which in technical language is called an aseptic carton. This ensures that the product can last for at least a year.
Do I get calcium enough when drinking Dryk?
A glass of Dryk Oat Drink of 250 ml gives you 300 mg of calcium. This corresponds to more than a third of your daily needs.
In addition, you can get additional calcium in your diet via e.g. beans, peas, cabbage, nuts and more. Most Danes get enough calcium as long as their diet is varied.
Does Dryk only come in 1 liter cartons?
Dryk is so far only sold in 1 liter cartons. We are looking at other packaging for the convenience market e.g. the size 330 ml. You can follow us on Facebook, where we are constantly informing about new initiatives and much more.
Why is Dryk more expensive than milk?
Plant based products require larger facilities and long processing processes to ensure the taste and quality of the products. In addition, there is no contribution/grant for this type of “milk” production as it is known in the animal milk production.
Plant based products remain a niche market, and we hope that as the market and sale grow, the prices will do the opposite.
Why is Dryk not made of soy, rice or almonds?
We want our products to be healthy and preferably made from local ingredients. Both soy, rice and almonds have a large carbon footprint, as they are typically grown or produced far away from Denmark.
In addition, we have a few other considerations:
Almonds are one of the crops that require most water. To grow one almonds, four liters of water must be used. And it takes approximately 16 tons of water to grow a kilo of almonds. Although almonds milk tastes good, we have chosen not to have it in our range of products.
Rice milk is one of the products that generally has a high amount of sugar. Rice for rice milk typically comes from China where it can be difficult to ensure the production and environmental conditions.
Soybeans are problematic in many ways. Many of them are genetically modified and therefor not legal in Europe. In addition, soybeans are one of the main reasons for deforestation in South America. We do not want to contribute to that.
Why is it called Dryk?
We had to name the baby something. Dryk is an old Danish word for drink and first appears around the 1300.
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