Brightseed to debut its new dietary fiber with bioactives derived from hemp hulls at SupplySide West

The ingredient, Bio 01, is rich in the bioactive compounds N-trans-caffeoyl tyramine and N-trans-feruloyl tyramine, which have been found to support gut barrier integrity in preclinical studies.

Brightseed (San Franscisco, CA) has announced the launch of Brightseed Bio 01, a novel dietary hemp fiber to support gut health, for use in food and beverages. The ingredient is made from upcycled hemp hulls and formulated to optimize bioactive content. According to Brightseed, Bio 01 is the only dietary fiber on the market to contain two bioactive compounds shown to support gut barrier integrity in preclinical studies. These two bioactive compounds are N-trans-caffeoyl tyramine (NCT) and N-trans-feruloyl tyramine (NFT). Brightseed’s Forager A.I. identified hemp hulls as the richest known source of NCT and NFT.

The ingredient is to debut at the upcoming SupplySide West, taking place in Las Vegas, NV on November 2 and 3, 2022. At its booth (#2075), Brightseed will showcase the ingredient in a number of prototypes, including a protein crisp ingredient, BioCrisp+, which was jointly developed by Brightseed and Puris. The crisps were designed for inclusion in cereals, bars, and baked goods, but Bio 01 can be easily integrated into functional beverages as well.

“We’re thrilled to launch Brightseed Bio 01, the first of many bioactive ingredients in Brightseed’s pipeline that will enable companies to innovate for health and bring science-backed solutions forward for consumers,” said Sofia Elizondo, co-founder and COO, of Brightseed, in a press release. “More than ever, people are turning to the food and beverage industry for proactive and personalized health solutions. Brightseed Bio 01 is the latest demonstration of how Forager A.I. is furthering our understanding of how bioactives found in nature are powerful catalysts to improve human healthspan.”

Because hemp hulls are largely a byproduct of hemp heart production, their use to create Bio 01 can reduce waste. Together with pea protein from Puris, BioCrisp+ offers a sustainable source of protein and fiber.

“Sustainability and innovation are the core of what we do at PURIS. Partnering with Brightseed on a crisp that revitalizes a fiber stream to create a complete plant protein encompasses what we see as the future of the plant-based space,” said Tyler Lorenzen, CEO of Puris Proteins, in a press release.

Anna Gustafson, RDN and Business Development Executive at Puris added, “Bioactives have been missing from American diets, and attention to their functions is the future of better-for-you products. Puris is excited to partner with Brightseed on a novel protein crisp that targets the fiber deficit and rising consumer demand for gut health solutions.”