6ElementsNutrition is a nutritional company based in Ballymoney which delivers evidence-based nutrition and health goals to clients on a 1 to 1 online basis.
6ElementsNutrition wanted to develop a flavoured water kefir kit to improve the well-being of consumers and break into a new market to provide products that improve, boost, and help health through improving gut microbiome and thus overall health. Jordan required assistance of turning this dream into a viable product to sell at local markets.
To assist and make their idea a reality, 6ElementsNutrition contacted the NWRC Foodovation Centre team who supported them through the Department for the Economy Connected Programme on the development of orange, turmeric & ginger and raspberry water kefir with the aim to set all local markets across Northern Ireland.
NWRC Food Technology Technical Consultant, Christina Perry, provided develop orange, turmeric and ginger water kefir and raspberry kefir inclusive of development, recipe standardisation, packaging support, understanding HACCP, shelf-life review, product labelling, nutritional information and identification and control of allergens.
The company was able to successfully develop flavoured water kefir kits which enabled them to break into a new market.
Jordan Hardyway, Founder of 6ElementsNutrition described the benefits of working with NWRC’s Foodovation Centre via the Connected Programme:
‘’The support I received from Christina Perry at Foodovation has enabled me to confidently launch my new venture of water kefir into local markets. The knowledge and guidance provided by Foodovation on legislation and requirements as well as labelling and packaging support has been excellent, and I would encourage any small businesses to harness the skills programmes offered by NWRC.”