WOW! We have been shortlisted in the Editors Award for Innovation category meaning Seaweed at the NutraIngredients Awards 2018!!

What are the NutraIngredients AwardsSeaweed at the NutraIngredient awards

The NutraIngredients Awards are an evening where industry wide success is celebrated, recognising innovation, long term market success, and research in food, supplements, and functional nutrition.

Held in association with Vitafoods Europe 2018, the awards look to reward the work of 33 finalists in 10 categories including, Ingredients of the year, Start Up awards and Editors Award – to name a few! View the full list here at NutraIngredients.

The Awards will take place during Vitafoods Europe 2018 in Geneva, with the results announced at an awards dinner in the 5* Starling Hotel! If you wish to attend the awards you can book your place, to the awards dinner and ceremony on the 16th May for €195, here.

Who are we up against?

There are five finalists in the Editors Award for Innovation category:

  • Seaweed & Protect, Seaweed & Co.
  • HydroCurc, Pharmako Biotechnologies Pty Ltd
  • Propolis, SBS Bilimsel Bio Cozumler San. Ve Tic. A.S
  • Digital Nutraceutics, the Paradigm Shift: Mrtabolaid; a Case Study, Monteloeder SL
  • Reserol – Resveratrol Boosting Films, NUTRINOVATE AB

The finalists entries range from: our own Seaweed& Protect; to a new type of curcumin that is designed to increase the bioavailability of curcuminoids; a natural product that bee’s gather, that can be used as antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral agent; a case study investigating the paradigm shift; and a supplement in the form of a film that consumers attach to the inside of their cheek.

Seaweed at the NutraIngredients Awards: Our Finalist Innovative Product – Seaweed& Protect.

Seaweed at the NutraIngredients awards

Seaweed& Protect is a fine powder, with each individual particle specially coated using proprietary techniques with a thin layer of plant protein (micro-encapsulated seaweed). The coating has been proven to protect key nutrients during digestion, allowing them to be released in the body where you most need them.  Furthermore, the ingredient has a neutral flavour and aroma, thus protecting your finished products from savoury seaweed flavours that may not be well suited.  Seaweed at the NutraIngredients awards

Our own Dr Craig Rose is involved in research with Newcastle University Medical School to advance the understanding of the health and nutritional benefits of Seaweed & Co.’s seaweed ingredients, having carried out research which shows the innovation to be full of promise. As reported in Nutrition Insight, the micro-encapsulated seaweed allows the protection of key nutrients during digestion, with improved and targeted release in the small intestine.


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