Phyto Corporation is 

a disruptive food-tech startup

creating the future of food

with the world's first plant-based salt,

"PhytoSalt," that can reduce sodium intake by 40%


Salicornia grows in many seashore lands around the world. It is a halophyte that is raised by seawater and accumulates salt in its body. Salicornia is also known as ‘sea beans’ or ‘sea asparagus,’ and is a nutritious and sustainable food resource. So, people have attempted to consume Salicornia as a food source from a long time ago, but they could not eat it because it was too salty.

Phyto Corporation has, for the first time, isolated salt from Salicornia, and developed a new food resource, “PhytoMeal” which is not salty and thus edible. Further, the company has developed a plant-based salt, “PhytoSalt,” which separates the salt from the Salicornia plant.

PhytoSalt is a naturally low-sodium salt that can reduce sodium intake, so it is effective on high blood pressure. PhytoMeal is a new superfood ingredient that is effective in reducing body fat.  ​

Phyto Corporation holds 35 patents to PhytoSalt, PhytoMeal and other Salicornia-based products. 

Salicornia -> PhytoSalt + Desalted PhytoMeal
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Winner of StartupSG Prize

Awarded by Singapore Government

at 'Future Food Asia 2019'

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Selected as a participant in the TERRA Cohort IV in San Francisco,

a global innovation accelerator fueling ground-breaking transformation

in the food and agriculture industry.

Through such participation, Phyto Corporation is currently collaborating 

with MLA(Meat & Livestock Australia), a global meat company,

in the development of new superfoods made with Australian meat

and Phyto Corporation's plant-based salt.

Project: "Meat with Plant-Based Salt"

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Selected as an innovative company

in the biotechnology sector

in the "CAC Global Summit 2020" by Seoul government

in June 2020

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that Can Reduce

Sodium Intake by 40%

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for Body Fat Loss

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that Can Reduce

Sodium Intake by 30%

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(Made from PhytoTea)

MemoryTea is now available for sale at E-Mart, the largest supermarket chain in South Korea.

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Salicornia Cultivation,

Seawater Agriculture

•   Salicornia is an edible halophyte plant that is a nutritious and functional food resource:

•  Salicornia can be mass-cultivated by seawater agriculture, which is a new agricultural method suitable for an age of food shortage resulting from water shortage.

•  Seawater agriculture is sustainable and eco-friendly for the future of food;

it does not require the use of any freshwater, fertilizers, or pesticides.

•  Salicornia and seawater agriculture can solve global food shortages and climate change problems.

•  Salicornia cultivation contributes to the increase of profit for farmers.

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