The Process Engineering R&D Center specializes in various aspects of nutraceutical/functional foods processing including raw material handling, extraction and separation/purification. In addition, we work with various internationally well-known consultants on product development, standardization, product stability and regulatory issues.
Nutraceuticals, dietary supplements, functional and medical foods have received a considerable interest because of their presumed safety, and potential nutritional and therapeutic effects. As the market grows with new nutraceutical offerings almost daily, pressure is mounting for food processing companies to learn more about the processing side of these new products for different uses.
The nutraceutical market is poised for unprecedented growth as the public becomes aware of their health benefits. And as consumer demand booms for these products, the potential for bigger profit margins entices food companies.