A healthy blend of culture and science

ARWA Foodtech AB has developed a range of nourishing and tasty drinks and sauces that combine the properties of Swedish oats and traditional African baobab fruit. The products are affluent in dietary fiber, antioxidants, and minerals.

ARWA is named after Arwa Mustafa, who came to Sweden from Sudan in the early 2000s to study food science. She soon realized that her Swedish friends appreciated her homemade baobab drinks. This inspired her to develop these into a commercial scale, partly as repayment to her home country.

ARWA drinks and sauces have a formerly unseen dietary fiber content, antioxidants, and minerals, i.e., iron, magnesium, and calcium. All flavors come from natural fruit purées, with no sugar added. The processing technology is sustainable and climate- friendly.

Using green tech, the Arwa-team has also developed extraction methods to recover baobab seed oil, with several applications within food, skincare, and health products.

Baobab is a traditional African food. In 2008 it was approved as Novel Food by the European Food Safety Agency EFSA. This opened the market for using baobab fruit pulp powder as a food ingredient on the European market.