Equinom announces protein sourcing app10 Apr 2019
Seed breeding specialist Equinom has launched its new Product Profiler app to help food companies select plant protein sources and characteristics.
The sources come from a comprehensive bank of genetically available traits to enable companies to develop high-value protein products with better functionality.
The app is also said to allow protein sources to be tailored to product specifications in a manner that is faster and more accurate than previous technologies allowed.The company says that the new application toolbox provides comprehensive insight into the diverse and compelling world of seeds and crops, as well as the vast scope of their genetic makeup and inherent biological potential. Equinom’s app is designed to give food companies the option to choose seed varieties with the precise desired traits and genetic specifications that are naturally present, drawing from a limitless bank of available seeds. The app is claimed to make sourcing of high-value, non-GMO grain much more accessible and affordable for food companies and farmers alike.Equinom collected and cross-bred thousands of seeds of different crops, from multiple locations and universities worldwide, to develop what it says is the first seed collection designed specifically for food growers and producers.“While breeding and seed companies market mainstream seeds to food companies that might not always meet specific needs in terms of different food applications, protein content, and more, the Product Profiler system opens new possibilities to feed consumers with better, more nutritious food,” said Gil Shalev, CEO of Equinom. “Customers get direct insight into the evolutionary course of the seeds. They are able to see, in real time, where each specific seed variety stands along the breeding chain, and when it will be available commercially.”This is achieved via deployment of Equinom’s analytical tools for in-depth mapping of seed genotypes and phenotypes, and gene characteristics that the app translates into functional and nutritive traits. Food manufacturers can zero in on the precise protein files they are seeking, then practically apply them to their unique food development profiles.
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