According to the Spanish Food Code, additives are “all substances that can be intentionally added to foods and beverages, with no intention of changing their nutritional value, in order to modify their characteristics, processing or preservation techniques or to improve their adaptation to the use for which they are intended.
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Throughout history, mankind has needed to prolong the shelf life of food, modify its organoleptic characteristics or stabilise its physical properties, with the aim of surviving periods of shortage, drought or winters.
Currently, there is a myth that all food additives are bad and harmful to people’s health, however, the truth is that these products allow people to consume tasty, healthy and safe products.
Natural tocopherols were one of the first liposoluble antioxidants isolated from plants. Due to its high concentration and habitual presence in vegetable oils and other plants with high concentration of lipids, Tocopherol is the most common antioxidant in nature.
Determining the shelf life of processed foods is one of the main problems faced by food companies when launching a product to market, or when modifying some of its ingredients.
Natural antioxidants are part of today’s society’s daily diet, either intrinsically in some foods that we consume, or added to foods in order to delay oxidative rancidity and lengthen the shelf- life of the product.
Antioxidants are additives capable of delaying or preventing the rancidity of food due to oxidation, and therefore of lengthening the shelf-life of the products.
People’s eating habits are changing and evolving, so more and more consumers are looking for new, healthier and higher-quality formulas.
We excitedly and enthusiastically announce that we are starting a new path in the field of biotechnology. We have been at the forefront of the field for over 23 years, and we want to continue to innovate, as this has been one of our fundamental company values since our start.
The Centre for Industrial and Technology Development (CDTI, for its name in Spanish) of the Spanish Ministry of Economy has reviewed and certified the second year of the R&D project “Research and experimental development of new healthy food products and advanced packaging solutions” (AVANZA-S). The project was selected and funded by CDTI in the frame […]
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