About Us

Who we are?

We are APIPHEN, an innovative Swiss company located on AgriCo - Swiss Campus for Agri & Food Innovation. Our research team has patented a revolutionary method by which we offer you propolis extracts in the most natural form. 

APIPHEN's main goal is to bring innovative superfoods to the market. Our scientific research experience over time is pass into the products created out of love for people, with respect and care for nature.

APIPHEN has achieved a significant milestone by creating FRUITONATE, an innovative product that takes the concept of jam to a whole new level.

SWISS INNOVATION FOODS

As natural as the bees like!

What is propolis?

Etymologically, the word propolis comes from the Greek language and means "the part in front of the fortress". The explanation for this strange name comes from the long observation of the habits of bees that are accustomed to defend their hive with the help of this substance. To do this, the bees collect a resinous-looking aromatic substance from at least 20 species of trees. Propolis is, in addition to honey, the wonder product of the hive and it is not surprising that it has attracted people's attention since antiquity.

How was propolis used until now?

Industrialization have so far left the mark on this product. In an attempt to capture as many of the obvious qualities of this wonder product as possible, propolis has been extracted and modeled in many ways. Most of this processing methods, however, omitted the most obvious and at the same time the most important aspect of the birth of propolis in the hive, in nature: the fact that it is produced naturally by the bees, without industrial processing, under certain conditions, with care and enough time for bees. The artificial methods of preparation rob propolis of many of its essential qualities, destroying its remarkable potential benefits. The most common methods of preparation include the use of 96-degree alcohol, the combination of propolis with various food additives and excipients, or include heat processing processes. None of these processes are completely safe and recommended for maximum effects on our general health, no such product is completely suitable for children or the elderly.

Our method

Apiphen set out (and succeeded) in finding an innovative way to offer humans this wonderful hive product, the propolis, in conditions as close as possible to those found in nature, as natural as the bees want it to be. In more than 10 years of research we have undertaken to find this method, we have come to the conclusion that we will be able to preserve the miraculous properties of propolis if we keep in the processing the temperature conditions in the hive and use only the ingredients that the bees have in the hive.

This is how we came to patent an extraction process that offers a natural and safe product for all age groups of our consumers. Apiphen products are without alcohol or potentially toxic solvents, do not contain food additives or excipients, and no sugar.

The Apiphen method is safe and effective because the propolis extracts obtained by this method contain only ingredients that exist naturally in the hive: propolis, honey and water.

Apiphen products are easy to consume as such or in a wide variety of uses: in juices, tea, water, smoothies and other preparations.

Why APIPHEN?

Because: Apiphen propolis extracts are processed by a patented method, at hive temperature, with ingredients as natural as bees have: propolis, honey and water, thus preserving the amazing properties of raw propolis ( propolis extract without alcohol).

 

Why FRUITONATE?

With this innovative technology, the FRUITONATE jam is produced at a temperature of up to 42ºC and without pasteurization.

The advantages of the innovative technology in the production of FRUITONATE jam are remarkable. This ensures the preservation of nutrients and natural flavor, while minimizing the energy required in the production process, which has a positive impact on the environment.
Nourish your taste buds with the FRUITONATE Bitter Sweet Symphony Jam selection and  FRUITONATE Summer Sweet Symphony Jam selection ! Made from only two ingredients- fruits and honey- this jam is packed with 86 g of fruit per 100 g of product for a delicious burst of flavor. Plus, with an innovative process that saves up to 75% energy, this jam has a long shelf life at room temperature without any added sugar, pectin, preservatives, or food additives. Satisfy your cravings with FRUITONATE!

The use of this technology not only contributes to energy conservation through 75% less energy consumption than normal, but also to maintaining the superior properties and quality of the FRUITONATE jam.

The delicate production process protects the nutrients and authentic taste of the fruits, providing consumers with a healthy and high-quality product. The low energy consumption reduces carbon emissions, thus protecting the environment and contributing to fight against climate change.
The use of honey as an important ingredient in Fruitonate products ensures that we are part of a sustainable food system. Bees are essential to the ecosystem, and beekeepers' care for them is supported by consuming honey but more importantly by diversifying the use of honey through the development of innovative foods.

Through our dedication to harnessing the properties of honey while protecting the well-being of bees and nature, we contribute to a sustainable future. By appreciating the importance of bees and looking for innovative ways to integrate honey into our products, we actively participate in the delicate balance between food production and its impact on the environment.

By choosing the FRUITONATE jam produced by this innovative method, consumers not only enjoy a natural and delicious product, but also support eco-friendly and
sustainable initiatives, promoting a responsible and environmentally friendly lifestyle.
100% Raw Pure Nature!