Fooditive develops food industry’s ‘first ever’ vegan casein

Date: 11.01.2022Source: Fooditive Group

The Dutch plant-based ingredient manufacturer, Fooditive Group, aims to change the opinion toward GMO foods through its innovative ingredients. After great success with its upcycled natural sweetener, the company is now expanding to animal-free dairy proteins.

Said Moayad Abushokhedim, founder and CEO, Fooditive: “Making healthy and affordable food for everyone means that we simply need to target every aspect of our diet, and animal-free products should definitely be a part of it. Delivering ingredients that have been produced sustainably is the main key to a long-lasting future that can support the growing human population.”

The company, through its unique precision fermentation process, has been expanded from creating sweeteners to the development of a casein powder without the use of animals. Since casein is one of the main proteins in milk that gives its unique texture, taste, and functionality, the Fooditive team has used the power of food science to deliver an ingredient with all the features of the real animal protein.

Added Niki Karatza, Product Manager, Fooditive: “We understand that the production of food-grade genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is subject to constant debate due to the combination of negative consumer perceptions and the distrust of conglomerates. Our aim is to change that by showing the food industry and the end consumers an innovative approach to create sustainable products.”

The goal of the company is to be able to deliver on the demand for milk in the coming years and to eradicate the downsides of factory farming, lactose, hormones, and antibiotics.

Concluded Abushokhedim: “We believe in making milk protein that’s a little better for everyone.”

His strong food science background and his expertise in food fermentation has allowed him to develop his unique process of creating affordable plant-based ingredients, simply by using the magic of fermentation.  For more visit Fooditive.nl

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