A collaboration between Everfresh Natural Foods, Camden BRI and Holmach Ltd has been awarded a £650k grant by Innovate UK.
The project hopes to identify new ways of improving both the nutritional qualities and shelf life of baked goods, through the use of sprouted grains and pasteurisation, without detrimentally affecting the taste and texture of products.
Tom Russell, Managing Director at Everfresh said: “We’re excited to be working on such a cutting edge project, which could have huge impacts on the food industry. There’s an obvious commercial attraction, both at a consumer level, where tasty, nutritional products appeal to today’s health-conscious consumers, who are looking for ever less processed foods, and at a retail level, with extended shelf lives and reduced waste having positive financial impacts.
“Perhaps more exciting, in the grand scheme of things, is the impact this could have in regions of the world where increased nutritional content and an increase in food hygiene could have life-saving consequences.”