Functional Foods and Beverages
Healthy and functional food product development in TFTAK
Rising consumer awareness towards the links between our food and health, and food production role in it, has revolutionized the product development of healthy and functional food. As a food innovator, our aim is to fulfil consumer demand and expectations, and help our partners with functional and healthy food product development
Consumers are constantly seeking new products, especially ones that are healthy and nutritious.
At TFTAK we believe that food can have positive effects on health beyond basic nutrition. Therefore, we use our competencies in functional food development to not only provide an exceptional sensory experience, but also to support an overall sense of wellness.
We can enhance the value of products either via the use of fermentation technologies, by combining different functional ingredients, or by balancing the macronutrient profile.
We offer solutions in the following areas:
Developing clean label products
Product reformulation: optimizing macronutrient content (fat, sugar, and salt)
Fiber-enriched foods (including prebiotics)
Foods enriched with vitamins and minerals
Probiotic food development
Fermented foods with high nutritional value
We have a special focus on fermentation. We study the complex consortia of microorganisms that ferment various raw materials to develop innovative functional foods and beverages.
We try to find the beneficial interactions that result in a rich aroma and taste profile.
Our areas of expertise in fermentation are:
What have we done
The products we develope have
balanced macronutrient profile, additional functional properties, they are gut-friendly, improve well-being, and healthier lifestyle.
Some product segments we have developed in cooperation with the biggest Estonian food industries:
Healthy functional yogurts enriched with fiber
Functional soups enriched with vitamins and minerals
Functional Near Water beverages
Functional foods and beverages services team is open for collaboration in challenging projects
"We help customers finalize their wildest product development ideas & dreams – we know the market, trends, ingredient suppliers and technologies."
Rain Kuldjärv, MSc
Functional Foods and Beverages Team Lead