Thrissur-based startup Zaara Biotech is developing microalgae-based food products to solve malnutrition problems.

Basic Information

Zaara Biotech focusses on research in energy and food crises using microalgae such as Spirulina, Hematococcus, and other edible seaweeds. It has currently developed B-lite cookies using micro-algae, which is commercially available across India. The biotech startup, fostered under the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (IEDC) scheme of Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM), is aimed at developing personalised algae-based food products to ensure people get proper nutrients. It currently offers Spirulina-based cookies in various flavours such as masala, chocolate chips, nutmeg, and quinoa, among others, through both online and offline channels. Zaara Biotech’s B-lite cookies were exhibited at the Global Goals Model United Nations (GGMUN) conference held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 2019. In February 2021, the cookies were exhibited at Gulfood, the world's largest annual food and beverage trade exhibition in Dubai. See more



Thrissur, Kerala, India

Founding Date



No. of Employees


21 to 40

Core Team


Najeeb Bin Haneef

Founder & CEO


Total Funding





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