Tech to convert bioactive oils into water-soluble powders for food and drinks debuts at Natural Products Expo West 2022

Prodalim Resources is presenting prototypes of its Capsoil FoodTech platform that turns bioactive oils, including nutritional oils, fat-soluble vitamins, and lipid-based nutrients, into water-soluble powders.

Prodalim Resources Ltd. (Winter Garden, FL) will present prototypes of its Capsoil FoodTech platform to turn bioactive oil compounds, such as nutritional oils, fat-soluble vitamins, and lipid-based nutrients, into water-soluble powders. The company will exhibit at the upcoming Natural Products Expo West trade show in Anaheim, CA, in March, at Booth #167.

The Capsoil FoodTech platform enables oil-based ingredients to be turned into an ultra-fine, self-emulsifying, water-soluble powder, enabling easier incorporation of these ingredients into a broad range of foods, beverages, and expanded forms of dietary supplements.

Many popular oils, such as omega fatty acids, medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), and fat-soluble vitamins like A, D, E, and K, have limited food and supplement applications due to their lipophilic and stability challenges, the company says.

“Oil and water cannot mingle according to the laws of nature,” explained Itay Shafat, PhD, scientific director for Capsoil, in a press release. “In Capsoil, we found a way of overcoming this barrier and created an advanced method for incorporating oil-based nutrients into water-based products. This opens the doors to products such as juices enriched with MCTs or ice pops fortified with omega fatty acids. Even hot drinks can get a ‘better-for-you’ upgrade by infusing them with beneficial oils, such as vitamins A, D, E, and K, or hemp oils. The possibilities are endless.”

The resulting powder is a dry, free-flowing powder that dissolves easily in hot or cold liquids, the company says. It adds: “Capsoil’s advanced production technology does not apply any form of extraction, solvent, or heat process, nor does it alter the nutrient profile of the oil. Capsoil powders contain from 30%-60% of the oil and its bioactive compounds, and the emulsion’s nanostructured particles possess a large surface area, enhancing bioaccessibility and absorption of the encapsulated oil, leading to improved bioavailability. This can also translates into lower dose requirements.”

Capsoil also benefits supplement makers, helping them better use lipid-based ingredients such as omega 3 in dry pills, capsules, or sachet formats rather than as an oil or softgel, which some customers don’t like, the firm says.

Prodalim Group produces natural fruit extracts and concentrates plus other nutritional ingredients and was founded by Nir Ilani, who previously worked for Unilever, Frutarom, and IFF, and Itay Shafat, PhD. The company’s R&D center is based in Israel, with production facilities in the U.S.