The Denver Broncos and a local start-up, Planterra Foods, announced a three-year partnership with the company’s OZO™ brand.
“At Planterra Foods, our goal is to provide delicious, clean and nutritious plant-based protein choices for everyone to experience, from vegans to flexitarians to meat-eaters. With our Colorado roots and focus on sourcing the heart of our products locally, it was very natural for us to team up with the Denver Broncos as we also share similar values in striving for excellence across the board,” said Darcey Macken, Planterra Foods CEO.
Planterra Foods debuted its first line of plant-based protein, OZO, in June 2020 and have since more than tripled their portfolio size, including the recent launch of its foodservice line of products.
OZO products contain no cholesterol and less calories, fat and saturated fat than 80 percent lean ground beef, as well as other leading plant-based protein brands currently in the market. OZO products also have up to 22 grams of protein per serving, are non-GMO and certified vegan by BeVeg.
Unique to the category, according to Planterra Foods, it uses a high-quality pea and rice protein that relies on the fermentation of shiitake mycelia (root) “to create a nutritionally superior product that enhances the taste and minimizes the flavor impact, while improving the overall digestibility of the plant-based protein.”
As many consumers are seeking new, healthy protein alternatives, Planterra Foods is also meeting Coloradoans curbside with a fleet of specially equipped OZO vans, delivering free freshly cooked samples of the brand’s new plant-based burgers.