It is a complete line of products to transform traditional recipes into appealing dishes for people with special eating needs.
At least once in our life, nearly of all us may need to follow a soft diet, due to our age, an illness that may affect our normal swallowing capacity or, simply, due to a dental problem.
Besides, the speed of population aging is growing so fast that, by 2040 there will be more elders than children in Europe. It is an unquestionable fact that soft diet will become, more and more, part of our normal diet.
START AND DEVELOPMENT
Our work started in Germany with the project “OptiMahl”, promoted by Hampp Media GmbH and Culinaris Catering, with the support and collaboration of Wohlfahrtswerk Baden-Württemberg (state elderly homes organisation).
What do we do?
We conduct a research project in Germany that study the benefits on the diet of patients with neurodegenerative diseases, fed with meals prepared with thickening and gelling ingredients, such as Mëticel, Xanthän or Xanthän Instant, from Töufood.
A team of chefs and doctors from both countries Germany and Spain are developing a complete and varied recipe book that will be launch soon, as a book and App, for the first 400 elderly care homes taken part in this project.
Pere Castells, article “Soft Textures: from high cuisine to care homes“: (PDF)