Fooditive develops bee-free honey

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Fooditive Develops Bee-Free Honey Using Precision Fermentation

Plant-based ingredient manufacturer Fooditive has revealed it is working on bee-free honey. The company has found a way of copying the DNA of honey and using fermentation enzymes to create a product that exactly mimics the conventional variety. The vegan honey is said to have the same texture, colour, properties, and health benefits as honey made by bees. First trials of the product are set to take place at the beginning of next year. According to Fooditive, the sequence modification process used to develop the honey could potentially be used to make alternatives to any animal product — something the company describes as a “revolutionary advancement”. LowSalt Another new innovation by Fooditive is LowSalt, an alternative to table salt which is lower in sodium and …


vegan casein using fermentation

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Fooditive Develops Food Industry’s “First Ever” Vegan Casein Using Fermentation

Dutch plant-based ingredients company Fooditive Group has developed vegan casein using fermentation. Previously, the protein could only be obtained from milk. Casein is responsible for much of the texture and functionality of dairy products, such as the stretchiness of cheese, and this is one reason why vegan alternatives sometimes struggle to hit the mark. An animal-free source of casein could potentially lead to huge improvements in alt-dairy. According to Fooditive, the ingredient will be the first vegan casein available for applications in the food industry when it launches next year. The company already has a list of food developers and businesses lined up to test the product. While companies such as Nobell Foods and New Culture have also developed vegan casein, they only use the …