Have you ever heard the term ‘biotechnology’ before? If you haven’t, do not worry! You’re 100% not the only one to not know what this refers to. And even if you’ve heard it before, it could be that you’re still quite uncertain on what it actually means.
Biotechnology is the process through which technology is applied to biological systems to create specific products. In other words, it is a process that uses live organisms to obtain or transform something and make it more useful for humans.
It can be quite an abstract term for someone who reads about it for the first time. So if you’re still a bit lost with this definition, do not panic! In today’s article we will see a couple examples to understand how Qomer fits in all of this.
Examples of biotechnology throughout history
The oldest known example of biotechnology is bread making. Yes, you read that right. The process to turn flour into bread is biotechnology, do you know why?
Nowadays, bread is mostly prepared with chemical yeasts that were invented in the late 19th century. But, before that, the only known form of fermentation was with sourdough, a ferment made with equal parts water and flour.
Whether it is with traditional or modern yeasts, bread making is a biotechnological process because at least one type of microorganism participates in its preparation. In this case, it’s Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
There are many other products which have historically been produced through traditional biotechnology, such as yogurt or beer.
From traditional to modern biotechnology
As mentioned above, fermentation was the first popular biotechnology process and it allowed the transformation of different ingredients and foods.
A bit later on, thanks to the extraction of enzymes from yeasts by a German chemist, the conversion of sugar into alcohol was discovered.
Biotechnology has also been applied in advances whitin the petrochemical industry. For instance, it is very useful in microbial biodesulfurization processes (remove sulfur from oil without affecting its properties) or denitrogenation.
What is Qomer?
Qomer BioActive Ingredients S.L. is an European company that facilitates access to bioactive ingredients and natural products of high therapeutic and functional value.
Qomer’s constant dedication to science and technology allows us to offer a wide range of innovative ingredients. These are ingredients that are related to various functional activities and unique properties for our health. For example: antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, healing, preservative, moisturizing properties, etc.
Qomer is a European company that specializes in the production and sale of organic foods, especially quinoa, chia, amaranth and others. Its product categories include oils, botanical extracts, flours or powders, seeds or grains mostly for the food and cosmetics sectors, but also products for agricultural use or agricultural inputs.
What’s Qomer’s methodology?
The company’s mission is none other than to offer natural products (conventional and organic) of high quality, sustainable and ethical. And, to achieve this, Qomer works directly with farmers to ensure full traceability and the best quality of all its products.
Qomer’s business model is unique. It consists of direct contact with producers and biotechnological expertise in order to reduce intermediaries and guarantee the highest quality of all ingredients. All this with the aim of guaranteeing the sustainability of the supply chain and offering a comprehensive service to our customers.
The company is dedicated to the production and commercialization of natural and organic products, those foods considered as superfoods. The company was founded in 2014 in Peru and is currently headquartered in Valencia, in the Science Park of the University of Valencia.
Qomer’s business model is based on sustainable and responsible production with the environment and the local communities in which they work. The company works hand in hand with local farmers to ensure the quality and sustainability of all of its products. In addition, the company is concerned with the conservation of Andean crop varieties and the promotion of organic farming and biodiversity.
Regarding marketing, Qomer focuses on the international sale of its products and in specialized stores of organic and healthy products.
In summary, Qomer is a company committed to the sustainable and responsible production of organic foods and superfoods, focused on the promotion of biodiversity and organic farming in the Andean region.
What are bioactive ingredients?
Bioactive compounds are components of food that can have a beneficial effect on health once consumed. Despite being valuable nutrients, they are not essential for life.
In most cases, bioactive compounds come from plant foods. It is increasingly common for these components to be part of your daily diet, but in addition, they are becoming more popular in the form of functional foods and food supplements.
And this is because these type of compounds are capable of fighting diseases and improve our health. That is why they continue to be studied to help prevent cancer, heart disease and others.
Entities that support Qomer’s quality
There are many accredited certifying entities that, both nationally and internationally, support the quality of Qomer ingredients and our unique methodology.
The scientific and biotechnological basis of our methodology demonstrates our commitment to the environment. The certifications obtained verify and confirm this commitment and allow us to demonstrate it to the world.
For us, these certificates corroborate the positive impact that our business activity has on society and show that we are on the right track.