ULTI-MALT, a new natural energy food drink was recently launched in South Africa just in time for the festive season – although it’s been around for many years and very popular in some parts of Africa & Europe. The wholesome non-alcoholic drink is a firm family favourite that delivers instant energy while providing the goodness of malt, as well as being packed with vitamin Bs. For optimum health benefits, no sugar or preservatives are added. ULTIMALT is brewed without any alcohol at all, making it a perfect choice for the whole family who enjoy its natural malty taste in comparison to most other energy drinks with artificial flavours, or other so called ‘non-alcoholic’ drinks that do contain trace amounts of alcohol.
Malt: The beloved flavour of Africa
While ULTIMALT is new to South Africa, using the finest barley malt for nourishment is an ancient African tradition that goes back decades. Malt’s natural health benefits have enjoyed increasing awareness in recent years and the benefits for a wide variety of people are clear.
Malt is not only empty sugar but rather a functional ingredient that serves as a source of antioxidants, essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals, and is made with whole grains. As an added benefit, malt has a significantly lower glycaemic index than regular refined sugar, yet still delivers a delicious sweetness. It is also an excellent source of fibre, which helps improve digestion and enhance digestive health. Studies show malt extract facilitates the growth of probiotic cultures which can help prevent illness and promote essential nutrient absorption, enhancing overall health. The high fibre value of malt, along with the vitamins and minerals it boasts such as copper, iron, calcium, vitamin D, vitamin B1, B2, B6 and B12, have been shown in studies to decrease heart disease and cholesterol and improve bone health.
Malt is one of the most lactogenic foods, widely known to promote milk production in expectant and nursing mothers. Scientific studies show that malt beverages have a definite advantage in producing ample breast milk. Malt made from barley helps the secretion of the prolactin hormone, and prolactin hormone increases lactation. In addition, malt has a positive effect on the antioxidant capacity of breast milk thanks to the nutrients it contains. As ULTIMALT is 100% natural and does not contain any preservatives, it has no side effects on a baby or mother and is a nourishing and more beneficial choice than other sugary drinks, or alcoholic beverages for increasing milk production as a nursing mother.
Children love the malty taste of ULTIMALT and studies have shown that malt drinks can be consumed by young children with meals or as a snack. ULTIMALT is the perfect addition for lunchboxes and extramural activities, and can fuel children with the wholesome energy to play, learn and play sport. The whole family can share the joy of ULTIMALT.
Energy and health
The rich source of B vitamins featured in malt are essential for converting carbohydrates, protein and fat contained in food, into energy. This makes ULTIMALT the perfect choice for an active life, for athletes who are training for or recovering from sports events, as well as for the everyday exercise session or gym workout.
ULTIMALT is brewed using an authentic African recipe, with the most advanced western brewing processes. The result is the perfect combination of sweet satisfaction & rich creaminess with no after-taste. No artificial flavours or artificial preservatives are added which can affect both the taste and the calibre of a drink. ULTIMALT is the perfect wholesome pick me up energy drink food to provide a delightful energy boost, yet with none of the detrimental ingredients traditionally found in energy drinks.
ULTIMALT is now available at Spar/Tops and Makro stores nationwide, with fabulous promotional specials running in November and December to celebrate the launch in South Africa. The RSP is R24 per can of 330ml.