Microencapsulation and food technologies are now inseparable.
The encapsulated ingredients for food applications have decisive effects in the development of functional foods and nutraceuticals, ie products in which the bioavailability and the maintenance of the functionality of the active ingredients is essential.
What do you gain?
- Ingredients and active principles protected from oxidation, thermal denaturation or extreme pH conditions;
- Ingredients designed for the controlled and gradual release;
- Ingredients with flavors or unpleasant odors that are succesfully masked thanks to encapsulation.
Functional foods and supplements.
The market of food supplements only in Italy is now worth more than 2.5 billion euros.
Sphera has taken steps to meet the specific needs of this growing trend, developing a winning technology that allows to stabilize and ensure the bioavailability of the active ingredients in functional foods and supplements, while avoiding the sensory profile of the product to be altered.
All of our formulations are made with 100% biocompatible and biodegradable matrices, which in many cases are much more convenient and safer than using synthetic polymers. This allows us to satisfy particular cultural and religious needs such as veganism, Halal and Kosher and others.