Company’s Sustainable and Healthy Dietary Fiber and Sweeteners Named Ingredient Innovation Finalist
Ontario, Canada – March 4, 2019 – Comet Bio, a manufacturer of healthy and sustainable ingredients, today announced it has been named a finalist for the World Food Innovation Awards. They are finalists in the ‘Best Ingredients Innovation’ category for their Arabinoxylan prebiotic dietary fiber extract, and Sweeterra™ syrup blends that are functionally equivalent alternatives to corn syrup but with up to 35% less calories, lower sugar, and higher dietary fiber.
“This award is positive validation that our ingredients are truly unique and we’re making progress on our mission to change the way ingredients are made,” said Comet Bio’s CEO Rich Troyer. “Food and beverage companies want ingredients that are healthier and better for the planet. Our ingredients give them an option to fulfill their needs without compromising on formulation convenience, quality, or taste.”
Comet Bio upcycles food and farm leftovers – such as wheat stems and corn stalks – into healthy, sustainable, and natural ingredients for use in supplements, foods, and beverages. The company’s Arabinoxylan dietary fiber is a prebiotic dietary fiber that can be used to improve the health profile of gummies, bars, drinks, and supplements. The company’s Sweeterra™ syrup blends are a natural, functionally equivalent alternative to corn syrup giving companies a healthier sweetener option. Their Sweeterra™ 63DE blend has up to 35% less calories, lower sugar, and higher dietary fiber content than traditional corn syrup, while their Sweeterra™ 95DE syrup is highly pure and non-GMO. According to an independent Lifecycle Carbon Emissions Assessment (LCEA), Comet’s ingredients reduce greenhouse gases by up to 60% compared to traditional corn syrup.
The winner of this year’s World Food Innovation Awards 2019 – Best Ingredient Innovation will be named at the International Food and Drink Event on March 18, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.
About Comet Bio
Comet Bio is a manufacturer of healthy and sustainable ingredients based in Ontario, Canada. The company upcycles food and farm leftovers into healthy, sustainable, and natural ingredients for use in supplements, foods, and beverages. The company’s two flagship products are an Arabinoxylan prebiotic dietary fiber and Sweeterra™ syrup blends that are natural and healthy without compromising on taste or performance. Their ingredients are more sustainable because they reduce greenhouse gases and help turn food and farm waste into an economic opportunity for farmers and other customers. For more information, visit http://comet-bio.com/ and follow us on Twitter at @cometbio.