Research discoveries

Ground breaking research is the foundation on which Unilever's R&D program is built.

We take the very best science and technology from academia and specialist collaborators and apply it to create breakthrough innovations for the next generation of products.

Stone Age diet may hold key to optimum nutrition

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Unilever research is looking at what man’s distant ancestors ate to see how it could enhance modern-day

How the brain shapes the taste of food

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Unilever R&D partnered with the University of Manchester in a project to understand how a person’s brain shapes the taste of their food, and how consumers make and maintain healthy food choices.

Sound can change our perception of food

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Background sound played during a meal can significantly affect how food tastes, according to research conducted by Unilever R&D in collaboration with the University of Manchester.

Is it possible to age more healthily?

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Unilever is studying the relationship between genes and aging to develop technologies that – when translated into products – will help people remain healthy in their mid and later years.

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