Two additional Lallemand products are now listed and comply with the OMRI Standards Manual and the OMRI Policy Manual, which are based on the requirements of the USDA National Organic Program Rule (7 CFR Part 205). The most recent products approved for OMRI listing are Nutrient VIT ENDTM and OptiMUM WHITE®.
Nutrient VIT ENDTM is a specific inactivated yeast developed by the Lallemand research and development group. It has high bio-adsorptive properties for short and medium chain fatty acids and fungicides which can cause problem fermentations. Saturated fatty acids modify the yeast sugar transport capacity by interfering with the membrane sugar transport proteins. When used during fermentation it can help minimize the risk of sluggish or stuck fermentations. It can also be used to help restart a sluggish or stuck fermentation.
OptiMUM WHITE® is a natural yeast derivative nutrient rich in glutathione (an anti-oxidant) and polysaccharides. New from Lallemand this year, OptiMUM WHITE® was created with a new production process that enhances glutathione bioavailability. It will help retain aromatic intensity and longevity. OptiMUM WHITE® should be added early in the fermentation (after settling) to help protect juice from oxidation.
This OMRI approval is an important step for Lallemand and Scott Laboratories as it provides organic winemakers with quality products. Nutrient VIT ENDTM and OptiMUM WHITE® join other OMRI listed Lallemand products such as Fermaid O™, GoFerm®, Go-Ferm® Protect, Noblesse™,Opti-WHITE® and Opti-RED®.
The Organic Materials Review Institute is a national non-profit organization in the United States that determines which input products are allowed for use in organic production and processing. OMRI-approved and OMRI-listed products may be used in operations certified “organic” under the USDA National Organic Program (www.omri.org).