Agriculture Innovation

Jackfruit365 wins national startup award in Food category

Jackfruit365.com is a startup to streamline the organized market for Indian Jackfruits

Jackfruit365.com promoted by God’s Own Food Solutions won the national startup award 2020 in the Food startups category, under the theme of Food Processing.

There were around 82 contestants in the Food startups category and 49 of them were under the Food Processing theme alone. The other theme, Access to Food was also considered for the awards.

God’s Own Food Solutions Private Limited (OPC)

Jackfruit365.com is a startup initiative that looks to streamline the organized market for Indian Jackfruits. Around 80% of the fruit’s stock from the subcontinent is wasted, or about ₹2000 crore each year. So through research and engineering intervention Jackfruit365 developed a patented ‘green jackfruit flour’, which can reduce the energy density and glycemic load of most traditional Indian meals to flat breads and pasta.

Product summary

The flour, made from mature green jackfruits, can replace up to a third of the rice/wheat flour or batter in rotis and idlis, without changing the taste or texture of the dishes. The startup also automates the processing of large jackfruits to convert them to flour, reducing the price of the Green Jackfruit Flour by 1/6th.

Impact

  • One of the first clinically proven solutions to control blood sugar and reduce chemotoxicity using a gluten free natural plant-based food.
  • 996 out of 1000 diabetic patients showed a significant blood sugar reduction in 90 days.

Support and recognition

The patent has been approved for grant in India and is in the final stages of approval in the US.

Website

www.jackfruit365.com

Following are finalists in the lifesciences themes under the Food category.

EMELCO NATURAL ADDITIVES (OPC) PRIVATE LIMITEDFood ProcessingThaneMaharashtra
VAS BROS. ENTERPRISES PRIVATE LIMITEDFood ProcessingKharagpurWest Bengal
MALLIPATHRA NUTRACEUTICAL PVT LTDFood ProcessingBengaluruKarnataka
GOODVITAMIN FOODS PRIVATE LIMITEDFood ProcessingGurugramHaryana
KIWI KISAN WINDOW PRIVATE LIMITEDFood ProcessingDehradunUttarakhand

Source: Startup India

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