#Changemaker: A divine alternative to synthetic preservatives
In Greek mythology, the people of ancient Attica chose Athena as their patron after the goddess gifted them the first olive tree ever.
The Athenians quickly discovered the multiple uses of the oily berry. But olives held more secrets yet. After years of research, PolyHealth developed a way to extract molecules from the fruit and turn them into natural preservatives for foods.
Effie Lada gave us a primer on the company’s ingenious method at the Free From Fair.
The result is a biological substitute for synthetic preservatives, ideal for delicate foods such as cured meats or plant-based spreads.
The flagship product, Medoliva, prevents oxidation and microbial growth without altering the natural flavors of products.
Thank you, PolyHealth, for this ground-breaking innovation. And thank you, Athena, for planting the first olive tree.