Promoting awareness of microalgae foods
The Roquette group has partnered with young French company Algama to promote the benefits to consumers of microalgae as part of a daily diet. The two companies are developing prototypes of food products that closely reflect both the nutritional concerns of consumers and major market trends. Key areas of focus will be nutrition and taste as also addressing today’s food issues (special diets, allergies and intolerances).
First appearing on Earth around 2.5 billion years ago, microalgae is commonly eaten in Japan. They are rich in nutrients that give them remarkable /health benefits. Spirulina and chlorella are some of the best-known microalgae. Roquette now supplies chlorella to food industry professionals under the brand name algility.
The companies will present their new concepts first at the French pavilion of the Universal Exposition in Milan this October.