By partnering with San Francisco-based biotechnology company Brightseed, Danone North America is hoping to enhance its vegan dairy product range in a substantial way. The partnership utilizes Brightseed's artificial intelligence catalogs to identify new nutrient sources in edible plants. The company has already had promising results—its first discovery is a phytonutrient "that could help the liver more effectively metabolize fats and counteract inflammation."
In its quest to add value to Danone North America's vegan dairy product range, Brightseed will be looking to identify undiscovered health benefits within soybeans. In addition to this, Danone is also looking to "improve and optimize the taste, texture, and nutritional aspects of [its] products." This comes at a great time as the Good Food Institute reported that "vegan milk and dairy is one of the strongest categories in the plant-based food market."
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