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Targeting childhood obesity: Natural, low sugar snacks with concentrated fruit…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2012-02154
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.5
Solicitation Number:
USDA-NIFA-SBIR-003621
Small Business Information
NUTRASORB, LLC
675 US HIGHWAY 1 NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Targeting childhood obesity: Natural, low sugar snacks with concentrated fruit polyphenols
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2012-02154
Award Amount: $449,740.00
 

Abstract:

This application directly addresses Agriculturally-related Manufacturing Technology cross-cutting priority for USDA. The Nutrasorb technology enables manufacture of a new generation of science-based, efficacious, shelf-stable, and tasty anti-diabetic / anti-obesity functional foods; specifically, natural, nutritious, low-sugar functional snacks from RCG juice. This agriculturally-related technology answers the biggest challenge for the plant-based health/functional foods industry, i.e. to deliver an effective daily dose of beneficial phytonutrients in a few servings, while reducing unhealthy compounds, such as sugars, and associated calories. This Phase II SBIR project directly addresses two major nutritional needs of the US and the developed world - the growing epidemic of childhood obesity and metabolic syndrome. It is designed to initiate a paradigm and technology shift in the functional food industry that targets children and their diets. This proposal will 1) further advance Nutrasorb technology for the manufacture of a new generation of science-based, efficacious, shelf-stable, and tasty functional food ingredients, specifically, a natural, nutritious, low-sugar functional ingredient made from red Concord grapes (RCG) and soy protein isolate (SPI), and 2) take this technology to the threshold of full commercialization with already identified commercial partners.

Principal Investigator:

Bertold Fridlender
President and CEO
732-485-9155
fridlender@nutrasorb.com

Business Contact:

Vyacheslav Dushenkov
Associate
212-208-2584
dushenkov@yahoo.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NUTRASORB LLC
675 US HIGHWAY 1 NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -

EIN/Tax ID: 272932801
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No