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Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Low Fat Foods out of 496
The insights of this data-driven analysis are derived from the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering 1.379.000+ 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 496 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights 5 FoodTech 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 491 low fat foods, get in touch.
Protera develops a Biocatalyst to convert Saturated Fats
Saturated fat, or trans fat, produces increased amounts of low-density lipoproteins (LDL) and triglycerides while reducing high-density lipoproteins (HDL). An edible enzyme-based product that converts consumed saturated fat to unsaturated fat helps decrease the number of trans fats available for metabolism. This, in turn, helps reduce the incidence of trans-fat-related health effects including myocardial infarction, obesity, and fatigue, among others.
Protera, a French startup develops MADI, a deep learning algorithm to build functional protein molecules. The startup’s development stage product Protera Sense is a plant-based oil. Protera’s proprietary Natural Intelligence technology utilizes biocatalysts to optimize the melting point of vegetable oils, without generating trans-fats. This process aids in the selective transformation of unsaturated fats to saturated fats.
Sif Foods produces Hydrogenated Oil-free Peanut Butter
Peanut butter is a popular spread for a breakfast toast. It is considered healthy until its composition and calorific value is considered. Each serving contains 3.05 g of saturated fats and 100 grams of peanut butter has 588 calories in total. Daily intake of high amounts of trans fats affects health in the long run. Thus, a healthy alternative to peanut butter without saturated fat offers its fans a healthier substitute.
Sif Foods is an Indian startup that produces peanut butter with no hydrogenated oils, sugar, or emulsifiers. The product contains only roasted peanuts, which are naturally sourced. The startup’s peanut butter does not contain artificial preservatives or salt either but instead offers high fiber and protein content. The decrease in saturated fat use in peanut butter makes it a healthier alternative to classic peanut butter. The product is vegan, non-toxic, non-GMO, sustainable, and is produced in a certified manufacturing facility.
Hey Babe creates Cashew Cheese
Cheese made from dairy milk is dense in calories and contains 4-6 grams of saturated fats per ounce. Luckily, the rising vegan food culture provides plant- and nut-based alternatives to produce cheese. An ounce of vegan cheese contains 40 calories compared to 90 calories of dairy cheese. The amount of saturated or trans fats is also less in vegan cheese. Vegan cheese varieties include cashew cheese, almond-based cheese, coconut milk-based cheese, and more.
Hey Babe, a US-based startup, makes cheese from cashews. The startup’s cheese is vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, and oil-free, and also contains no refined sugar, GMOs, or artificial ingredients and preservatives. The cashew cheese is a direct alternative to dairy cheese and is good to use in typical cheese-based food such as wraps, pizzas, and pasta. The startup offers two variations of cashew cheese, Original flavor, and Hipster Barbeque.
Hunter & Gather provides Medium Chain Triglyceride (MCT)-rich Oil & Mayonnaise
The daily intake of oil and oil-based food increases the risk of heart disease. Startups step in to produce cooking oils that have minimal or no traces of trans fats. MCTs are fats that are metabolized by a different mechanism and, thus, do not produce trans fats or cause adverse health effects. Thus, these are promising alternatives to replace refined and saturated cooking oil.
Hunter & Gather, a startup from the UK, produces MCT coconut oil, avocado mayonnaise, and other savories including ketchup. MCT oil does not contain seed oils, palm oil, or solvents, making the startup’s products are healthy and diet-friendly as they also do not contain gluten, and low carbohydrate and fat content.
Mes Petites Folies makes Low Fat Ice Cream
With every 100 gram serving of ice-cream that we consume, we intake more than 207 calories, including 7 grams of saturated fats. A tastier and healthier replacement to the high-calorie classic ice-cream is vegan and plant-based with low-fat content. Low fat ice creams are diet-friendly and also are suitable for consumption by people affected by obesity and cardiac disorders.
French startup Mes Petites Folies makes low-fat, vegan, lactose-, and sugar-free ice-cream. The startup’s ice-cream is also low in calories, sugars and has a low glycemic index (GI). The ice cream contains less than 100 calories per 100 grams. Moreover, the startup uses 5 times less sugar than conventional ice cream brands.
Discover more Food Startups
FoodTech startups such as the examples highlighted in this report focus on artificial proteins, plant-based food as well as sugar substitutes. 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 Food Innovation Report to save your time and improve strategic decision-making.