Phytochemicals are the hidden wonders of plant-based foods
Afekta is a metabolomics service provider specialized in bioactive
phytochemicals present in plant-based foods. It is well known that foods containing lots of plant-based ingredients are part of a healthy and sustainable diet. Their secret lies in small bioactive molecules called phytochemicals, which may protect us against several diseases. Read more about our Fytovore concept, currently being developed to help food producers highlight the phytochemicals in their food!
Metabolomics is a great research tool for a wide range of biomedical research questions, and we have long experience in it. Are you interested in utilizing metabolomics for your academic research or R&D? We can analyze any biological sample!
Show the good in your food!
We provide analysis of food products that contain high amounts of phytochemicals compared to more refined and less healthy options. Our solution will help you to promote your phytochemical-rich products for B2B purposes and develop food products that retain more of these valuable compounds.
Phytochemicals – what are they and why are they important for us?
January 12, 2022
What are phytochemicals and why is it important to measure them from our diet? With this series of blogs, we will provide up-to-date information about phytochemicals in layman language, which we hope will help to make everyone more aware of phytochemicals, the hidden wonders of plant-based foods.
Analyzing host–microbiota metabolic interactions at the microscale – 3D'omics project
November 11, 2021
3D'omics EU project aims to develop technology to analyze host-microbiota interactions at microscale. Afekta’s role in the project is to further develop and provide our non-targeted metabolomics method to analyze metabolic interactions between the gut microbiota and the host.
Afekta listed in the top 5 metabolomics startups globally
August 20, 2021
Afekta is highlighted as one of the top startup companies in the metabolomics field, according to StartUs Insights, who listed 122 metabolomics startups around the world. Afekta stood out with its Fytovore solution, in which phytochemicals are measured from foods.
Coffee likely isn’t bad for the heart after all – but should we drink it?
August 10, 2021
Coffee doesn't cause arrhythmia and may even reduce it, a recent study says. On the other hand, high coffee consumption may affect adversely on brain health. Phytochemicals may have a significant role on exerting the physiological and health effects of coffee.
Revealing the ’dark matter’ of malted whole grains
February 22, 2021
In case you have ever tasted beer or whisky or consumed dark bread or some more exotic delicacy, such as the Finnish mämmi, you have also received a bunch of potentially beneficial phytochemicals in your body.