Just before the pandemic began, Deepa Vinay launched a home-based food business to introduce, for the first time in the UK, an age-old finger millet porridge recipe - ragi.
\"Catering for both kids and adults, the mixes are full of nuts, grains and packed with nutrition. It can be consumed as a porridge or shaped into balls/bars for breakfast or anytime during the day when you feel low on energy,\" says Deepa.
\"Ragi is the staple diet in South India as it's rich in fibre and packed with iron, calcium, good carbs, amino acids and Vitamin D. All our products are vegan, dairy-free and sugar-free,\" adds Deepa. Mumsome's journey started when Deepa's son was born prematurely in Manchester in 2012.
\"I remember, as a child, I was fed finger millet porridge as a cereal for breakfast. So, I really wanted to give the same to my son as it's so rich and healthy. As soon as my little one was ready for a puréed diet, I tried to prepare finger millet porridge as a main source of nutrition,\" Deepa says.
Deepa initially prepared her mixes on a small scale for family and friends. Gradually, she identified a potential gap in the market for her ragi porridge mixes. \"I tried to make ragi porridge at home in Manchester based on my grandmother's recipes.
As I started getting orders from all over the country, I formally set up the business. Thus, Mumsome was born - to help mothers in their quest to include ragi in their kid's diet. And yes, our mixes can be consumed by adults, too,\" clarifies Deepa.
For more info, visit mumsome.co.uk