FDBusiness.com

Noodles made from trees introduced in Japan

 Breaking News
  • 2 Sisters Outlines Transformation Agenda Ronald Kers, the new chief executive of 2 Sisters Food Group, has spelled out his vision for the future of the company. His first 100 days have been taken up with an assessment of the opportunities for the group and creating the new initiatives he plans to put in place. Ronald Kers comments: “2 Sisters can [...]...
  • General Mills Announces Significant Growth Across its UK Snacking Division General Mills is launching new lines across both its Fibre One and Nature Valley portfolios, as it reveals its snacking division has grown +35.4% and household penetration has grown +12.1 percentage points to 25.3%[1] – equating to the size of London[2]. Cake Bars will be added to Fibre One’s guilt-free snacking range in two flavours: Triple Choc [...]...
  • Lorien and Britvic – Manufacturing Success Lorien Engineering Solutions, a division of GP Strategies, is working with soft drinks provider Britvic to help install new state-of-the-art production lines at Britvic’s Leeds and Rugby manufacturing sites. Lorien Engineering Solutions is part of a multi-disciplined project team, created and led by Britvic, to deliver a step-change in business capability. Alongside other specialists, Lorien [...]...
  • Carlsberg Group Increases Ownership in Cambodian Business Carlsberg Group has increased its ownership in the Cambodian brewer Cambrew from 50% to 75%. Cambrew is among the largest brewers in Cambodia. Its largest beer brand – the iconic Angkor Premium Beer with its well-known tagline ‘Our Country, Our Beer’ – is a popular brand among Cambodian consumers. In addition, Cambrew produces and bottles [...]...
  • Kerry Group Reports Healthy Volume Growth Kerry Group, the global taste & nutrition and consumer foods group, has reported a solid underlying business performance for the half year ended 30 June 2018. Group revenue on a reported basis increased by 1.4% to €3.2 billion, reflecting strong volume growth and contribution from acquisitions, offset by adverse currency movements. Business volumes grew by [...]...

Noodles made from trees introduced in Japan

Noodles made from trees introduced in Japan
December 15
11:43 2015

A Japanese textiles company has extended the cloth-making technology by which it creates fibre from wood pulp, and developed a new type of noodle flour made from trees.

Okimenshi Co already produces a fibre from tree pulp called rayon, and will use a similar manufacturing process to create a healthier alternative to wheat noodles. The process combines the pulp made from a tree’s indigestible cellulose with the yam-like konjac plant to produce a fibre-rich flour branded Cell-Eat.

The flour can be used by food manufacturers to create a gluten-free, fat-free and almost carbohydrate-free noodle, ramen or dumpling dish that compares favourably against wheat-based offerings: for instance, each kilogram of Cell-Eat noodle delivers just 60 calories, compared to more than 3,500, Okimenshi said.

The Osaka-based company has spotted a niche within Japan’s health food market and is now seeking to capitalise on the ¥1.2 trillion ($9.82bn) industry.

“We’re entering the food business,” Takashi Asami, manager of Omikenshi’s strategic material development department, was quoted by Bloomberg as saying. “Demand for diet food is strong and looks promising.”

The company has claimed that using wood pulp improves the texture and previously bitter flavour associated with noodles derived from konjac, which is native to East Asian countries including China, Indonesia and Japan.

Okimenshi will invest the equivalent of almost $8.2m in a production facility for Cell-Eat at its existing textile plant in Kakogawa, 60km west of the city of Osaka. The site will initially be capable of producing 30 tons of Cell-Eat every month – although this could be upscaled to 90 tons depending on its popularity.

The firm is currently “in talks with food companies to develop and market products using Cell-Eat,” Bloomberg reported.

About Author

admin

admin

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • September 5, 2018Int'l Food Products and Processing Technologies Exhibition (WorldFood Istanbul)
  • September 12, 2018Packaging Innovations & Luxury Packaging London 2018
  • September 15, 2018iba
  • September 25, 2018PPMA Show 2018
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber





Subscribe Here



Advertisements