HI-FOOD is an innovation engine developing key functional ingredients and technological know-how for new clean label products in the Free-From, Bakery, Sauce and Gastronomy markets. Very much R&D driven, our ingredients are not animal-based and carry a high innovation and knowledge content. A strong focus on functionality and on application development at the service of the finished product – with clean label and ease of application. Located in Parma, Italy, in the heart of the Food Valley, HI-FOOD was founded in 2012 by a group of entrepreneurs with proven track record in the food sector wishing to add value through innovation and knowledge.
HI-FOOD functional ingredients are developed internally through careful and methodical studies and experiments, aiming at providing specific technological functionalities to natural ingredients, especially those of sustainable origin.
OUR APPROACH TO THE MARKET - A NETWORKED SYSTEM
In a few years, HI-FOOD has developed a valuable network of partners, customers and suppliers worldwide (especially Europe) with the possibility to exchange information and business opportunities within the functional food ingredients market.
HI-FOOD operates through a networked supply-chain system: special raw materials are chosen and selected, their (natural) transformation process is tested and identified, creating intermediates custom-made for HI-FOOD which are then expertly combined in a final functionalization.
A BUSINESS ENABLER
We found ourselves in the role of the gateway between the Start-up Ecosystem (embryonic ideas) and the Business Eco-system (the conventional business environment), hatching new ideas, contributing not only with our Building Blocks, support systems, know-how but also with our connections and allowing these ideas to gain Business Traction.
Keywords: free-from, vegan, clean label; gluten-free, palm-free, egg-free, additive-free, alcohol-free; legume flour, pea flour, chickpea flour, lentil flour, corn flour; replacement of hydrocolloids, fat-reduction; salt replacement; natural mold inhibitors; enzymes; custom-made functional ingredients, natural polymers; emulsion, water-binding, gel, texture, bake-stable.