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17th April 2024  Content supplied by: GreenCoLab

GreenCoLab Unveils Algae-powered Innovations at Vitafoods Premiere

GreenCoLab's Algae-Based Prototypes at Vitafoods

  • The prototypes feature chlorella, tetraselmis, and seaweed, presenting algae as a sustainable vegan ingredient.
  • GreenCoLab will present three prototypes: a microalgae-based caviar, a microalgae-based artisan beer, and an algae-based line of burgers.
  • The products are developed using sustainable, non-GMO algae sourced locally from GreenCoLab’s associates.
  • The algae-based portfolio represents a leap forward in health-led vegan nutrition, introducing sustainable, great tasting, and attractive alternatives.

GreenCoLab, a private non-profit biotech organization, is focused on the valorization of micro- and macroalgae. At its Vitafoods debut, the industry-focused research platform will showcase its newly developed algae-based prototype line-up to the nutraceutical, food and beverage industries. Featuring chlorella, tetraselmis and seaweed, the prototypes will present algae as a sustainable vegan ingredient that can enhance the nutritional, functional, sensory and visual properties of a host of product matrices.

As part of the EABA Algae Pavilion, GreenCoLab will give new audiences an opportunity to engage with differentiating value-added algae-developed foods that foster its agenda of advancing the use of algae as a game-changing ingredient for the global marketplace.

Taking a consumer-centric approach to innovation, GreenCoLab has created three exciting prototypes that capitalise on these advantages and demonstrate the transformational potential of macro- and microalgae: A vividly coloured product line of microalgae-based caviar that offers a uniquely exquisite sensory experience, reinventing the traditional sturgeon roe, a microalgae-based artisan beer with exceptional organoleptic qualities, and an algae-based line of burgers that delivers on both health and excellent taste. The products have been developed using sustainable, non-GMO algae sourced locally from GreenCoLab’s associates Allmicroalgae, Necton and ALGAplus.

Algae-powered nutrition is a promising strategy in a market seeking to meet the dual challenge of eco- and health-conscious innovation. A nutritionally rich and high-quality source of non-animal protein, algae also provide essential amino acids, dietary fibre, omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids, and vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B2 and B12, iron, and zinc. Their nutritional composition enables EU health claims for blood cholesterol, vision, bone health, fatigue, cell protection and immune system support.

Daniel Mendonça Silva, Business and Dissemination Manager at GreenCoLab, comments: “As the paradigm shifts away from animal-based markets, there is growing demand for vegan alternatives that align with consumers’ ethical and environmental values as well as their taste expectations. Employing algae as our star ingredient, we’ve embarked on a drive to reimagine conventional products, elevate sensory experiences and redefine culinary boundaries. These prototypes are part of the outcome of this journey, and we are looking forward to presenting them to potential commercial partners who may be interested in working with us to bring these and other algae-powered products to market.

Kricelle Deamici, Food Researcher Group Leader, adds: “Our GreenCoLab algae-based portfolio represents a leap forward in health-led vegan nutrition, introducing sustainable, great tasting and attractive alternatives that have never been seen before. These interesting and appealing concepts fuse eco-conscious innovation, nutrition and flavour in a way that is only possible thanks to scientific advancement, knowledge transfer and collaboration in the field of algal biotechnology.

Visitors to stand J61 will be able to preview the product portfolio and discuss their algae-related enquiries with Daniel Silva and Kricelle Deamici in person.

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Date Published: 17th April 2024

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