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!
Coming up: 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. We are also developing a package label solution for highlighting the results to benefit both food industry and consumers.
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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.
What does gut microbiota have to do with a fatty liver?
February 3, 2021
A growing amount of research suggests a possibility of gut microbiota and its metabolites to be associated with the development and progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD is the most abundant chronic liver disease worldwide, for which currently no treatments exist. Afekta Tech is part of the BestTreat research consortium which is working to improve our understanding of NAFLD and to develop new diagnostic and therapeutic tools against it.
Want to eat climate-friendly? Choose plants!
March 4, 2020
Climate change has quickly become one of the main concerns for our future, not just among climate researchers but among a growing proportion of the general public, too. As many politicians struggle to lead the way in reducing the carbon emissions to a sustainable level, it has become evident that individuals have an important role in this quest.
There is ‘dark matter’ in food
February 26, 2020
A paper published recently in Nature Food highlights how there is much more in food than the 150 most well-known nutritional components. It would be important to know better what exactly there is in the food we eat. This is precisely the issue we at Afekta want to address.
Orange juice vs. soda
February 3, 2020
Fancy an orange drink for breakfast to boost your vitamin C levels during the winter? Many drinks contain vitamin C, but it is not the only compound that matters.