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Puratos joined forces with Future Food-Tech to launch a search for the innovators developing standout solutions to close the global fibre gap.

Alongside fellow finalists Kaffe Bueno and FitBiomics, BCD Bioscience pitched its grain-based fibre solution to judges and attendees at the Summit, held 22-23 September in London.


BCD Bioscience’s upcycled barley beta-glucan has been specially formulated to help modulate the gut microbiome – unlocking benefits for both physical and mental wellbeing.

Being a prebiotic fibre that is very user-friendly from a formulation perspective for bakery and beverage brands – with no compromise on taste – the biggest gain is being able to target public health on a huge scale.

Innovation for good

“We have a strong belief in connecting the art of baking with the science of gut health and are dedicated to investing in the discovery of solutions that improve human health and nutrition, in a sustainable way,”​ said Paul Baisier, Puratos group chief R&D officer.

“BCD Bioscience has huge potential and fits perfectly with Puratos’ core objective of food innovation for good, fully embracing and encompassing our key pillars of Better Health and Better Planet.

“Its new fibre technology platform has led to the discovery of novel functional fibres with a dual benefit; helping to improve gut health modulation and produce gut health promoting compounds. We look forward to helping them to optimise the nutritional aspect of baked goods, without compromising on taste and texture, through functional and technology-driven solutions.”