Project Title Vita-G Flour
Project Category Innovation
Abstract Vita-G Flour is a gluten free replacement to wheat flour. It provides alternative and cheaper products to those who suffer suffer Celiac Disease. It is processed from local banana peels, Musa paradisiaca “sekaki’. Vita-G flour is made of 100% banana waste without any added additives, preservatives and chemicals or dyes. The uniqueness about this product contains antioxidant properties. This fruit peels are rich in minerals like potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and calcium. In addition, high contents of Vitamin A, C, E and carotenoids are reported abundant in this fruit peels. Moreover, it also contains carbohydrates and fiber which contribute to health improvement. Furthermore, it is expected to maintain the normal blood pressure, boosts one’s energy as well as act as a long term protection against Alzheimer’s disease. Besides, it also burns excess fats in the body and help in the regulation of body fluids. Thus, this innovative product which derived from the local banana peels is usable for daily purpose with many health benefits. The Vita-G Flour product is expected to have a great potential commercialization in the food and beverage markets, which was valued at $3,126 million in 2015, and is projected to reach $5,279 million by 2022, growing at a Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 7.5% from 2016 to 2022. This gluten-free product is filling for two Intellectual property right (Trade Secret) and is licensed to Banana Trees Sdn Bhd under the High Impact Programme (HIP)-2 from the Platcom Venture Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Agensi Inovasi Malaysia.
Validation Status Validated
Validation Date 2017-10-04


Staff Status
Khong Heng Yen, Profesor, Dr Leader
Junaidah bt Mat Jusoh Member


Event Name Event Date Event Level Achievement Event Venue
Invention, Innovation & Design Exposition (iidex) 2017 2017-09-28 National Gold Dewan Agung Tunku Canselori (DATC), UiTM Shah Alam, Selangor
Invention, Innovation & Design Exposition (iidex) 2017 2017-09-28 National Commercialisation Award Dewan Agung Tuanku Canselor (DATC), UiTM Shah Alam
Malaysia Technology Expo 2018 2018-02-22 International Silver PWTC, Kuala Lumpur