Meluka Australia, producers of 100 per cent certified raw organic Australian honey products, has released Voney, its first plant-based honey created especially for vegans.
With almost one in 10 Australians identifying as vegan, and more than 2.5 million vegetarians, Voney is offering a vegan alternative to the real thing.
Many vegans stay away from bee-derived honey and use other types of natural sweeteners, such as maple syrup, agave syrup, or blackstrap molasses. The rising concern with these natural alternatives is that they often contain large quantities of sugar.
Meluka Australia marketing director Stephanie Yip said Meluka wanted to offer vegans an alternative that was healthy and delicious.
“Using our knowledge and passion for honey, we crafted a plant-based version that looks and tastes like the real deal. It is also packed with prebiotics and antioxidants just like the natural goodness of raw honey,” said Yip.
Voney is plant-based and crafted to deliver the same taste and texture of Meluka Australia's wildflower raw honey.
It is created with a selection of Australian native botanicals including Kakadu Plum, Rosella and Strawberry Gum, and chicory root fibre, with no artificial colours, flavours and added sweeteners.
Meluka Australia founder and CEO Ben Rohr said: “As a producer of traditional honey, we obviously love it, especially raw honey with all its many health properties.
“But we understand that everyone has varying dietary preferences about what they put into their bodies, so we wanted to offer an inclusive alternative that caters to vegans while still making our honey alternative delicious, healthy and versatile.”
Voney is available from melukaaustralia.com.au for RRP $21.90.