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Out of 454, the Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Food Enzyme Solutions
The insights of this data-driven analysis are derived from the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering 2 093 000+ startups & scaleups globally. The platform gives you an exhaustive overview of emerging technologies & relevant startups within a specific field in just a few clicks.
The Global Startup Heat Map below reveals the distribution of the 454 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights 5 Food Tech startups that we hand-picked based on criteria such as founding year, location, funding raised, and more. You get to explore the solutions of these 5 startups & scaleups in this report. For insights on the other 449 food enzyme solutions, get in touch.
Lactosolution creates Lactase Enzymes
A significant portion of the global population suffers from lactose intolerance with digestive symptoms such as bloating, diarrhea, and acid reflux. The condition, which is also called lactose malabsorption, is typically harmless, but its symptoms may be uncomfortable. Food enzymes overcome the problem with intolerances as it enhances the digestion of food even with compromised digestive systems. This is why startups develop enzymes that specifically counter the effects of lactose intolerance.
Italian startup Lactosolution creates a food supplement for lactose intolerance. The startup’s product, Lactosolution 15000, is a small tablet with a high concentration of fast-acting lactase enzymes that allow lactose-intolerant consumers to eat lactose products without worry. The supplements provide the food, nutrition, and healthcare industry with a rapid solution to food allergies.
CarbExplore develops Engineered Food Enzymes
The food industry uses carbohydrates to give foods a range of attributes, such as increased sweetness, viscosity, bulk, coating ability, solubility, consistency, and texture. Moreover, with the increasing global prevalence of prediabetes, diabetes, and obesity, consumers and the food industry are giving more importance to food enzymes due to the health benefits they provide. This is why startups develop engineered enzymes for food and nutraceutical companies.
Dutch startup CarbExplore develops carbohydrate-active engineered enzymes. The startup’s products include glucosylated and non-glucosylated high-intensity sweeteners (HIS). Additionally, the startup offers insights into the effects of carbohydrates on digestive systems for prebiotics development. The startup’s functional carbohydrates are economical and tailored to client requirements.
Quantumzyme manufactures Flavor Enzymes
The food industry uses various flavor agents to enhance the quality of its food products. However, many of these artificial flavoring agents are either hazardous or pollute the environment during their production process. This is why startups are creating enzymes that enhance the flavor of food without any harmful or negative effects.
Indian startup Quantumzyme identifies, engineers, and develops enzymes for a range of applications. The startup’s proprietary, automated in-silico protein platform, QZyme Workbench, tackles several important aspects of protein modeling and engineering. The platform enables the creation of flavor and fragrance enzymes which provide the food industry with an alternative to artificial agents.
insaniTea Kombucha creates a Probiotic Beverage
Digestive enzymes serve an important function in the body in the breakdown and absorption of food. However, for many people, certain health conditions interfere with the production of digestive enzymes. This leads to poor digestion and malnutrition in a condition known as exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. To overcome such problems, startups create probiotic beverages rich in enzymes.
US-based startup insaniTea Kombucha creates a healthy drink rich in probiotic enzymes. The startup’s kombucha contains vitamin B and antioxidants, has low sugar content and improves digestion while balancing gut microbiota. Additionally, the tea is totally raw which means that no minerals and vitamins are lost to filtration. Their process enables the production of alternative healthy, tasty, fizzy, and sparkling probiotic beverages for consumers that are also low in caffeine and sugar.
Better Juice utilizes Natural Enzymes
Fruit juices are often seen as a healthy alternative to carbonated beverages, but concentrated sugar content and calories in them lead to obesity. Moreover, uncontrolled weight gain is highly associated with high blood pressure, hypertension, stroke, diabetes, and other negative health effects. For this reason, startups are developing enzymes that convert the sugar in fruit juices into non-digestible compounds.
Israeli startup Better Juice uses natural enzymes in non-GMO microorganisms to convert sugars. The startup’s machine features immobilized non-GMO microorganisms that produce natural enzymes. When used in juice manufacturing processes, the enzymes capture sugars like sucrose, fructose, and glucose and convert them into non-digestible compounds, such as dietary fibers. This allows beverage manufacturers to reduce sugar content without any reduction in smell, taste, or quality.
Discover more FoodTech Startups
Food startups such as the examples highlighted in this report focus on natural ingredients, additives, and functional food. While all of these technologies play a major role in advancing the food industry, they only represent the tip of the iceberg. To explore more food technologies, simply get in touch to let us look into your areas of interest. For a more general overview, you can download our free FoodTech Innovation Report to save your time and improve strategic decision-making.