What's next

What's next

Our R&D program, in collaboration with academic and industrial partners, focuses on agricultural byproducts as sources of potential prebiotics. We target high-volume agricultural supply chains in Brazil with large availability of byproducts and have identified some which are possible sources of new prebiotic ingredients. Moreover, upcycling these byproducts that otherwise would be discarded, creates very positive environmental impacts as well as social benefits for the local communities where these byproducts are generated.

The research activities include the detailed chemical characterization of the selected ingredients, nutritional profiling, physical-chemical analyses, and the monitoring of contaminants such as pesticides and heavy metals. The prebiotic activity is indirectly measured by the formation of short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) in fiber fermentation studies in the presence of gut bacteria. SCFAs are the main metabolites formed during fiber fermentation. The population of gut microorganisms is directly assessed employing Molecular Biology tools such as PCR.

Microbiome modulating ingredients is one of the fastest growing sales categories in the functional market

Plant-derived functional foods, in particular fruits, can be considered one of the most innovative strategies for health promotion as they provide benefits to body physiology beyond their intrinsic nutrient source. Microbiome modulating ingredients – probiotics and prebiotics – is one of the fastest growing sales categories in the functional ingredients market. Probiotic ingredient global sales reached US$40 billion in 2017, and prebiotic ingredients global sales are expected to reach US$16 billion in 2019.

Our R&D program, in collaboration with academic and industrial partners, focuses on agricultural byproducts as sources of potential prebiotics. We target high-volume agricultural supply chains in Brazil with large availability of byproducts and have identified some which are possible sources of new prebiotic ingredients. Moreover, upcycling these byproducts that otherwise would be discarded, creates very positive environmental impacts as well as social benefits for the local communities where these byproducts are generated.

The research activities include the detailed chemical characterization of the selected ingredients, nutritional profiling, physical-chemical analyses, and the monitoring of contaminants such as pesticides and heavy metals. The prebiotic activity is indirectly measured by the formation of short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) in fiber fermentation studies in the presence of gut bacteria. SCFAs are the main metabolites formed during fiber fermentation. The population of gut microorganisms is directly assessed employing Molecular Biology tools such as PCR.

Microbiome modulating ingredients is one of the fastest growing sales categories in the functional market

Plant-derived functional foods, in particular fruits, can be considered one of the most innovative strategies for health promotion as they provide benefits to body physiology beyond their intrinsic nutrient source. Microbiome modulating ingredients – probiotics and prebiotics – is one of the fastest growing sales categories in the functional ingredients market. Probiotic ingredient global sales reached US$40 billion in 2017, and prebiotic ingredients global sales are expected to reach US$16 billion in 2019.

New ingredients coming soon

Below are some of the exciting developments which we are working on with our industrial partners:
Freeze-dried coconut milk
(powder)
Freeze-dried jack fruit
(for meat replacement)
Coffee fruit extract
(powder)

New ingredients coming soon

Below are some of the exciting developments which we are working on with our industrial partners:
Freeze-dried coconut milk
(powder)
Freeze-dried jack fruit
(for meat replacement)
Coffee fruit extract
(powder)

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