PeelPioneers is the peel farmer of the 21st century. It offers a solution for peels that remain after making fresh juice. Orange peels, which would otherwise be treated as waste, are processed into functional ingredients by PeelPioneers. These ingredients, such as dietary fiber, antioxidants, orangeade and orange oil, can be used in the food industry, but also in cosmetics and cleaning products. The pulp that is then left goes to farmers for use as animal feed. That way, nothing goes unused. And PeelPioneers does not stand still and is continuously looking for new possibilities with the peels.
There was intensive cooperation in the Food from Food project. Specifically, work was done on extracting dietary fiber (a combination of pectin and cellulose) from the skin. Food Tech Brainport has linked PeelPioneers to various contacts from its community, as a result of which financing has been arranged, processes have been scaled up and more knowledge about ingredients has been obtained.