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Indena: ingredients for optimizing nutrition

Indena is the world's leading company in the identification, development and production of active principles derived from plants, for use in the pharmaceutical, health food and cosmetics industries. Backed by more than 90 years of botanical experience, we offer food companies sound, scientifically supported ingredients that have already been tested within specific food matrixes, thus making their further development speedier. Our range of conventional food ingredients includes a full line of edible plant extracts, including olive fruit, grape seed, bilberry fruit, chamomile, green tea, Tilia…


Thanks to our long experience in the pharmaceutical sector, we can count on state-of-the-art analytic and formulation know-how, and support food companies with our production and scientific expertise. Our researchers study the way the extracts may affect specific food formulations, identify the phase of our customer’s manufacturing process most suitable for adding the extracts, verify the influence of the extracts on the final taste of the food, analyse the chemical stability of the extracts after their incorporation and, of course, verify any interaction with the specific food matrixes, such as bread, ice creams, yoghurts, fruit juices, margarines, water, and gums. Foods enriched with the natural defensive compounds of plants whose efficacy is scientifically proven can make a significant contribution to improving human health.


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