The Singapore institute's optimised and cost-effective treatment method preserves the nutrients in okara while at the same time converting indigestible okara fibre into soluble and digestible fibre. The functional ingredients developed from okara have the potential to help the industry in product innovation and optimisation, food supply sustainability as well as food waste reduction.
Okara contains the following beneficial nutrients:
• 50% insoluble fibre
• 20% proteins
• 10% unsaturated fats
• Vitamins and minerals
The Singapore institute is keen to partner MNEs or SMEs of all sizes on a licensing agreement where the partner could license the technology to develop it further into new products or services to be introduced to the market.