Danish startup EvodiaBio announces it has raised €7 million for its precision fermented aromas.

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EvodiaBio Raises €7M to Revolutionize Non-Alcoholic Beer with ‘Yops’, the Aroma of Hops

Danish startup EvodiaBio announces it has raised €7 million from foreign and Danish investment funds, including EIFO and The March Group. Based in Copenhagen, EvodiaBio leverages yeast fermentation to produce natural aromas and flavors for the F&B industry. With the new capital, the company will commercialize its first product, ‘Yops’, the aroma of hops, for the production of non-alcoholic beer, and expand its portfolio. Camilla Fenneberg, CEO of EvodiaBio, said, “We are incredibly proud to have achieved this milestone. This funding round is an important step towards our vision of revolutionizing the food industry with sustainable and innovative solutions. With support from our investors and our strong team, we are ready to take EvodiaBio to new heights and make a significant impact on the global …


Plant based grilled burger patty with grill marks and rock salt isolated on white. Top view.

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Studies & Numbers

Researchers Discover Ideal Fava Bean Blend for Tasty & Fibrous Plant-Based Meat

Scientists from the University of Helsinki have discovered a promising protein blend for plant-based meat: whole fava bean (also commonly known as fava or broad bean) groat flour (hulled husks) combined with pea protein isolate (PPI). Fava beans are a promising ingredient for producing meat analogs. However, the researchers argue that protein concentrate from these beans has been hindered by its bitter taste, which is attributed to compounds such as free phenolics, vicine, convicine, saponins, and oxidized fatty acids. To overcome the bitter challenge so disliked by consumers, they explored in a new study the feasibility of using two different types of fava bean ingredients instead of concentrates: flour from germinated, gently heat-treated beans and groat from non-germinated, roasted beans. According to the researchers, both heat …


The Swiss startup Nectariss, founded by Richard Splivallo, a professor and truffle expert, is revolutionizing the world of truffle oils with a range of natural truffle flavor concentrates developed using fermentation.

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Meet the Nectariss Method Reshaping the Truffle Oil Market

The Swiss startup Nectariss, founded by Richard Splivallo, a professor and truffle expert, is revolutionizing the gastronomic scene with natural truffle flavor concentrates developed using fermentation. Under the brand NBROSIA, Nectariss’s products are claimed as “the most authentic truffle flavors on the market.” This statement is reflected in NBROSIA’s popularity, which has skyrocketed, with a 300% growth in its B2B customer base and expansion into five European countries and the USA, as reported by EU-Startups. In an effort to continue pushing the boundaries of flavor innovation, the Nectariss team embarked on a new project funded by the Good Food Institute last year. The research aims to address the flavor limitations of current seafood alternatives by exploring precision fermentation with filamentous fungi and algae to mimic specific seafood flavors.  …


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Vegan Flavor Market Gains Momentum Driven by Health Awareness of Plant-Based Diets

There is a growing demand for vegan-friendly options in the world of flavors. According to a recent report by Fact.MR, the vegan flavor market is expected to reach $18,324.3 million by 2034, with a projected CAGR of 5.2% from 2024 to 2034. One of the key drivers of the growth is the increasing awareness of the health benefits associated with plant-based diets. Additionally, growing concerns about environmental sustainability and animal welfare are prompting consumers to opt for vegan products, boosting the demand for vegan flavors.  Interestingly, the increasing exposure to diverse global cuisines, which feature plant-based ingredients and flavors, also influences the market’s growth. North America and China In this scenario, the vegan flavor market in North America is expected to experience robust growth in the coming …


IFF, Unilever and WUR address flavor challenges associated with alt meats



Bridging the Flavor Gap: 7 Solutions to Enhance the Taste of Plant-Based Meat for Maximum Consumer Satisfaction

Today, we are looking into the companies and latest research trying to bridge the flavor gap between plant-based and animal meat with different solutions, including fermented onions, yeasts, chlorella, fermented ingredients, and heme proteins. Flavor is a complex perception that combines taste (sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and umami) with other sensory inputs, particularly smell. Taste and smell interplay to create the overall flavor experience. However, other factors, such as texture and temperature, can influence flavor. Companies often say, “to enhance the taste, texture, and cooking experience of plant-based meat.” As many studies highlight flavor and taste as the drivers behind plant-based meat purchasing decisions, let’s look at the innovations to make these alternatives more appealing to mainstream consumers in order to accelerate the transition to …