What‘s the idea behind Luya?

Not only did we want to develop a tasty and juicy plant-based protein, we also wanted to actively tackle the issue of food waste. Luya contains 60% organic okara. Okara is a valuable by-product of soy processing and is unfortunately often thrown away. We use it as an important ingredient in our products – so we not only produce a high-quality, nutrient-rich protein but also avoid food waste.

How is Luya produced?

Organic okara and organic chickpeas are mixed together and processed into Luya using a patented fermentation process. After fermentation, Luya is cut into the desired pieces and pasteurized. Our marinated products are then seasoned.

Where is Luya produced?

Luya is made by hand in Switzerland in a former chocolate factory in Bern Bümpliz.

What’s the meaning of the name Luya?

“Luia” is a tributary of the Zambezi River. As our idea revolves very much around the use of tributaries for food processing, the Luia River was a good symbol for this. Only the i then became a y. Somehow not logical, but still beautiful.

What is okara?

Okara is a by-product of tofu and soy milk production. Only 500 grams of tofu or ½ liter of soy milk is produced from 1 kilogram of soy. We use the remaining 500 grams of okara for the first time as a valuable and delicious food.

Where does the okara and the other ingredients come from?

Our organic okara comes from Switzerland based on soybeans from Italy and Switzerland and the organic chickpeas come from an Italian cooperative.

What is a fermentation process?

Fermentation is one of the oldest ways of processing food. Well-known foods such as bread, cheese, beer, soy sauce and sauerkraut are all produced by fermentation. Fermentation can be used to preserve food, enhance and change taste or improve texture. Fermentation is truly real food magic!

Is Luya organic?

Yes, we have selected all ingredients so carefully and sustainably that we have been awarded the Swiss Bio Knospe label. We are particularly proud of this.

Is Luya vegan?

Of course it is. Luya is not only 100% plant-based, but also meets all the criteria of a vegan diet.

Why does Luya taste so delicious and juicy?

The reason why Luya is so juicy and delicious is due to our patented production process. The structure, texture and quality of the fermentation process make this possible. The rest is our little secret.

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