Powder Instead Of Pizza: Researchers Develop Astronaut Meals For The Masses
Berlin, January 15, 2016. A powder that contains everything the human body needs? That might be the future of nutrition. For the first time ever, nu3 – Europe’s market leader for intelligent nutrition – presents a smart food inspired by space research.
Corn plus protein plus a carefully selected mix of nutrients: Could that be the formula of the future of nutrition? Just looking at the yellow, inconspicuous powder no one would suspect that it could revolutionize the world of nutrition. “COMPLEAT”, is the name of the first real meal replacement that nu3, the German producer, has brought to market.
When mixed with water or milk, the powder is transformed into a thick shake in less than 60 seconds and serves as a full-fledged meal. One meal, full nutrition: Researchers from nu3 spent more than two years developing the product to find the optimal combination of nutrients. Michael Divé, Head of Corporate Communications at nu3.com: “During development, findings from both space research and sports science were applied equally: Which nutrients does the body really need to remain healthy and productive, even in extreme situations?”
More than 20 nutrients such as vitamins and minerals, from zinc to iron, are therefore added. The company also selects only pure, natural ingredients, for example protein from soy beans that are guaranteed to be GMO-free. The result: A “smart food” that can be consumed for weeks on end without leading to any deficiencies – in theory.
But astronaut food for the masses is not reserved solely for extreme situations. It should also taste great to anyone who wants to incorporate quick meals and healthy nutrition into their daily lives. Instead of a fast frozen pizza with a long list of artificial additives, maybe “COMPLEAT” will soon conquer kitchens the world over.
nu3 is a Berlin-based start-up that stands for intelligent nutrition that is easily incorporated into daily life. The company was built with the vision to enable healthy, active and happy lives by offering healthy, innovative products at the highest quality possible. nu3’s selection of product ranges from natural foods like superfoods, low-carb products and sport nutrition to health products. The company was founded in 2011 by Dr. Robert Sünderhauf and Kassian Ortner and has since grown to employ about 100 people.