And the winners are…find out who took the top prizes at the first NutraIngredients-Asia awards

By Gary Scattergood

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Our NutraIngredients-Asia Awards winners with editor-in-chief Gary Scattergood. ©Amanda Lim
Our NutraIngredients-Asia Awards winners with editor-in-chief Gary Scattergood. ©Amanda Lim

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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® Shape

Ingredient of the Year – Healthy Ageing

Algalif - Astalíf™ astaxanthin

Ingredient of the Year – Infant Nutrition

Fonterra - Anmum™ 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."

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