The agricultural sector's many waste streams resulting from harvesting and processing crops, contain valuable chemicals. Phytonext is a novel technology that is particularly suited for selective extraction of phytochemicals from natural material, such as vegetables. Many of these phytochemicals have functional properties that can substitute synthetic chemicals currently in use. These phytochemicals can thus provide natural solutions for the food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. It not only extracts selectively, it is capable of 'engineering' particles in a controlled manner. Advantages are: enhanced selectivity of the extraction, no acidification of extract, low pressure and low energy consumption.