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Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Gluten-Free Foods out of 328
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 328 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights 5 food 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 323 gluten-free foods, get in touch.
Skyroots offers Gluten-free Whole Grains
Wheat-based food items along with boiled rice and other grains are a staple diet for a large population. However, people with celiac disease and wheat allergies cannot consume these food items due to the presence of gluten in them. There is a need for gluten-free alternatives to add to the daily diet. Therefore, startups are focusing on gluten-free grains as an alternative.
Indian startup Skyroots provides gluten-free whole grains for a balanced diet. The startup provides millets as a replacement for rice and other gluten ingrained food items in the diet. The startup’s solution offers whole-grain benefits like high amounts of fiber, calcium, protein, antioxidants, and other vitamins and minerals to balance the diet.
Vukoo makes Gluten-free Protein Bars
Protein bars have become a prominent choice of snack for the health-conscious population. The natural chewiness of gluten makes it an ideal choice of ingredient in protein bars. However, this also adds empty calories to the protein bars. Therefore, startups are developing solutions to make protein bars more nutritional and gluten-free.
US-based startup Vukoo provides plant-based Gourmet Bars, its range of gluten-free protein bars. These consist of organic raw almonds sourced from Spain and Italy and lactose-free, casein-free, gluten-free whey protein. The startup works with local honey bee farmers to ensure the purity of the honey used in the Gourmet Bars, providing consumers with low-sugar protein bars.
Sana creates Gluten-free Flour
Wheat provides the human body with essential amino acids that are building blocks for protein. People with celiac disease prefer alternative flour to avoid gluten. However, these alternative flours generally lack essential amino acids present in wheat flour. Hence, startups are developing flour from underutilized crops to provide consumers with a viable gluten-free amino-acid-rich choice.
British startup Sana provides gluten-free food made from low-impact, sustainable crops. The startup uses underutilized crops, like coconut, that require less water to cultivate and are rich in essential amino acids and cassava and transforms them into grain-free food. The startup provides coconut flour as well as coconut flour-based snacks like tortillas as a gluten-free snack choice. Moreover, it uses recyclable tortilla bags along with post-consumer recycled materials for packaging.
Wild & the Moon develops Gluten-free Beverages
Lately, canned, frozen, or dehydrated food items are gaining traction because they do not require any sophisticated preparation or culinary expertise. However, many of these food items, particularly processed beverages, contain significant amounts of gluten, making them a nonviable choice for people with gluten intolerance. To this avail, startups are developing ready-to-eat, gluten-free foods using traditional know-how and locally sourced material.
French startup Wild & the Moon provides gluten-free beverages, including cold-pressed juices, vegetable drinks, and smoothies, as well as salads, soups, and desserts. The startup offers 100% uses various techniques like low-temperature dehydration, cold pressing, soaking nuts, seeds, and grains, and removing toxic anti-nutrients to improve the nutritional content of the food. For instance, pre-germination increases the enzymatic potential and facilitates bio assimilation, whereas fermentation increases the nutrient content.
Panista bakes Gluten-free Bread
Traditionally, bread and other baked food items use flour containing gluten. However, for people with gluten sensitivity and wheat allergy, the choices remain very limited. Therefore, startups are developing gluten-free bread by using alternative flour like almond flour, arrowroot flour, and more maintaining the taste of traditional bread.
German startup Panista provides gluten-free bread and flour mixes. The startup provides bread made with teff flour, potato starch, buckwheat flour, and more to curate gluten-free bread and baking mixes. This provides people with gluten sensitivity with alternative baking options while maintaining the traditional taste of bread and other food items.
Discover more FoodTech Startups
Food startups such as the examples highlighted in this report focus on low-sugar beverages, clean label food, and natural ingredients. 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.