Healthier food and natural product preservation

We provide healthier food and natural product preservation for the food and beverage industry. For this purpose the scientists from our Nutrition devision combine natural resources from the BRAIN Bioarchive with a sophisticated biotechnology portfolio – for identifying and optimizing enzymes, natural ingredients and high-performance microbial producer strains.

We help customers worldwide to...

  • make food healthier by reducing sugar or salt with natural taste enhancer while retaining sweetness or savour,
  • make plant protein products healthier by improving protein solubility and digestibility,
  • make food tastier by creating and enhancing natural flavours or masking off-tastes by bioactives or fermentation,
  • make plant protein products tastier by improved enzymatic hydrolysis,
  • improve plant based foods by enzymes: increase foam stability, prevent browning, lyse cell walls, efficient extraction, flavour release,
  • support gut health in humans and animals by providing functional probiotics,
  • reduce food waste and maintain freshness of foodstuffs thanks to the use of natural bioactive antimicrobials,
  • make food more sustainable by applying fermentation technologies and precision fermentation.

We provide cost-effective innovations from hit identification to production, scale-up and supply.

Our experts in the field of Nutrition:

Dr. Patrick Lorenz

Vice President,
Strategic Initiatives BioScience

Dr. Jessica Rehdorf

Business Development

Dr. Katja Riedel

Technical Business Development

Meet BRAIN at



10 July 2022


Future Food-Tech Summit

22 September 2022

Read our News & Views

10 February 2022
animal-free milk product

Cooperation for the production of animal-free milk protein

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21 January 2021
BRAIN and Roquette coop

Sweetener for the future

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25 August 2020

Small protein with great potential

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1 July 2020
Fermented food

Domesticated microbes in use

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BRAIN innovations

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Calorie-free plant-based sweeteners

Our DOLCE R&D program was completed at the end of 2020, and gave rise to two approaches for BRAIN and the food industry.

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Probiotic strains

Probiotics – mighty little helpers at your service

Probiotics (Latin “for life”) are living microorganisms having a health-promoting effect on humans and animals. With our proprietary collection of probiotic strains and a broad portfolio of technologies, we can be your partner for evidence-based development of probiotic products for various applications and markets.

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Bio-based freshness and product stability

Edible plants provide bioactive compounds that combat harmful organisms. BRAIN’s FRESCO program identifies the best anti-microbial candidates.

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Healthy food without an off-taste

Based on unique cell-based assay systems, within its SALT programs BRAIN focusses on the reduction of salt in foods.

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Natural compounds to trigger taste and skin sensations

In the TRiP2Application programs, BRAIN Biotech offers unique cell-based assay systems for the identification of novel ingredients for food & cosmetics. In addition, cell models developed by BRAIN Biotech enable the development of biological deodorants and aluminum-free antiperspirants.

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Spotlight Sugar Reduction

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BRAIN Group Corporate Presentation

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Microbial Culture Resources for Fermented Food & Beverages and Probiotics

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Natural Protection of Food & Beverages

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Alternative proteins

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Information on SALT-E

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Information on Sugar Reduction

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Taste-technology expertise

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Enzyme Discovery: Maximising Success using Nature’s Biodiversity

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Advance your business

You want to find the right bio-based product or solution for your special application? You want to learn more about our innovations or start an R&D partnership? Contact us today. We will find the right approach matching your need.

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