Dutch startup Fooditive, a pioneer in the development of plant-based ingredients, is scaling up its production processes.
It has also launched two new products: LowSalt & Bee-free-Honey.
Fooditives’ approach towards its ingredients and processes has attracted admirers worldwide, with partners from New Zealand, Australia and the US among those collaborating with it and speeding up its evolution.
Company founder Moayad Abushokhedim said: “We feel like the next chapter of this journey has just begun.
“With the support from our shareholders, clients, partners and our team we are focused to increase our impact and make a fundamental change in the industry.”
Fooditive aims to continue innovating by using fermentation enzymes that saves bees.
Using the same system applied to its casein, the DNA of honey is copied to create a product that performs like traditional honey.
Texture, taste, colour and even the health benefits can be mimicked to provide a kinder honey, with first trails by Fooditive planned for 2023.
The process of sequence modification utilized in the development of Fooditive’s Bee-free-Honey will be, the company believes, a revolutionary ad-vancement that will allow the plant-based industry to perfectly mimic any animal product.
Fooditive is also developing an alternative for salt.
LowSalt is made by modifying potassium chloride by adding citric acid and mixing it with a carrier to result in an end-product which is spray dried
to reach low sodium salt to be twice as salty compared to natural salt.
Claimed to be a greener alternative, LowSalt should pro-vide taste and preservability in the end-product, while protecting the consumer from a rise in blood pressure and weight gain.
The Rotterdam-based comp-any aims to do trials and clinical studies to understand both its impact on health and environment.
Fooditive, formed in 2018, already has a sugar alternative on the market – a sweetener made from side streams of apples and pears, making it not only taste good but more sustainable.
It has also pioneered vegan casein, a dairy alternative.
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