Nutraingredients Award

The first NutraIngredients-Asia Awards have taken place in Singapore, with 10 winners crowned the region's nutrition and functional food stars.

The event took place last night (September 10) at Marina Bay Sands, on the eve of the Vitafoods Asia trade show. 

An expert panel of 13 judges assessed the entries, initially whittling them down to a shortlist before picking the winner. The victorious companies and individuals are:

Ingredient of the Year - Sports
Nutrition  Ixoreal Biomed Inc. - KSM-66 Ashwagandha Root Extract

Ingredient of the Year - Weight Management 
DuPont Nutrition & Health - HOWARU(R) Shape

Ingredient of the Year - Healthy Ageing  
Algalif - AstalifTM astaxanthin

Ingredient of the Year - Infant Nutrition  
Fonterra - AnmumTM Essential with Nuelipid

Botanical Product of the Year  
Pharmako Biotechnologies - HydroCurc

Probiotic Product of the Year  
Bened Biomedical - Psychobiotic PS128

Start-up of the Year  
Pharmako Biotechnologies - Pharmako Biotechnologies

Editors Award for Functional Food Innovation  
Nutrinovate AB - Reserol Resveratrol Boosting Films

Nutrition Research Project of the Year  
Blackmores Institute - Complementary Medicines Education (CMEd) program

NutraChampion Award
Inger Reidun F. Aukrust Ph.D -Vice President R&D & Chemistry at Kappa Bioscience

NutraIngredients-Asia  Editor-in-Chief Gary Scattergood said: "The awards were  designed to recognise and celebrate the industry's biggest  commercial successes, best product developments, and  brightest research. 

"It is a celebration of all that is great in our industry across  Asia-Pacific and we had the honour of presenting  nine awards to very deserving winners. 

"As you might imagine, the sheer number of entries - and  the high standards from all that entered - made the  judging process incredibly difficult. That's why I'd like to thank our expert panel of judges,  who spent many hours assessing and evaluating all of  the entries in great detail. 

"I'd also like to thank our sponsors, DuPont and Lallemand, for their fantastic backing of the event. 

"Congratulations to the all of the companies shortlisted and,  of course, to our well-deserving winners.