Enhance your animal-free formulations with this high-quality ingredient delivering authentic flavour.

Our animal-free heme doesn’t just deliver the umami taste of traditional meat products, it also elevates the consumer experience by providing complete sensory experience, including right colour and culinary properties such as bleeding and charring.

Sensory experience aside, heme is the best source of iron.


Heme is the red coloured, iron-carrying compound in blood that is also responsible for meaty taste. Ardra’s heme is made using sugars and is completely animal-free.



Flavour Ingredient


Red dye molecules

Food Colour Ingredient



Iron Supplement


Heme bioreactor

Media Component for Growing Cultured Meats


Ardra’s heme is unique and unlike any other products available in the market. We are currently carrying out application testing of the product for several different food formulations.

We are working on fine-tuning the product to meet the desired taste requirements in different formulations. To work with Ardra on making the product meet your requirements please contact us.


  • Animal Free
  • Plant-based
  • Kosher
  • Halal
  • Natural
  • Vegan

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+1 647 243 5237