Frutarom USA has launched Beneolea (EFLA943), an olive-leaf extract that promotes cardiovascular health. The extract is made with the patented Hyperpure technology and has been tested to support blood pressure and manage blood-sugar levels with positive results. Frutarom also claims that the ingredient acts as an antioxidant and helps support healthy cholesterol levels.

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Columbia Phytotechnology developed the PowderPure line, which uses RZD technology to keep powders fresh and nutritious. The drying process divides fruits/vegetables into “zones” to ensure the highest quality of powders. Core powders come in flavors such as raspberry, pineapple and açai. Beverage blends of PowderPure come in flavors like raspberry-açai.

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WILD Flavors, Inc. launched Vegeceuticals, made with a proprietary technology that extracts key phytonutrients from fruits and vegetables. Two varieties are available: Orange powder or liquid contain beta-carotene from vegetables such as carrots, pumpkins and paprika, while the red powder or liquid provides anthocyanins from beets, rhubarb, tomatoes and other purple fruits.

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TeaFense is a newly released ingredient from Stratum Nutrition. The whole food ingredient blends capsicum and green tea to support the aging process. TeaFense can be used in dietary supplement products and in foods and beverages. “TeaFense supports the healthy aging platform within our portfolio strategy as a natural, whole food ingredient with an interesting story, “says the company.

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Chia seeds are the latest offering from BI Nutraceuticals. The seeds are sterilized using the firm’s special Protexx HP process and are gluten and cholesterol free. They offer a complete vegan source of protein, more fiber than common grains on the market, omega-3s and a range of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and nutrients.

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O.Berk Company introduces its Cylinder Collection of Foamer Dispensers, which include containers, non-aerosol foam dispenser closures and overcaps. Several sizes are available: 50 ml/HDPE (white or natural), 100 ml/HDPE and 150 ml/HDPE (white), 210 ml/HDPE and 75 ml/PET (clear). Custom colors and decorations are available.

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The Kid-Kare Probiotic Blend from Nebraska Cultures Inc. is designed to help replenish the strains most commonly found in healthy children and infants, according to the firm. The blend is 35% Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1, 35% Bifidobacterium bifidum, 15% Bifidobacterium longum and 15% Bifidobacterium infantis.

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New from Enzymotec Ltd. is K•REAL Real Krill Oil. This pure krill oil is extracted through a Multi Stage Oil-extraction process from Antarctic Krill containing omega-3 fatty acids (EPA/DHA), phospholipids and astaxanthin. The extraction process offers an optimal preparation process that preserves krill oil’s natural qualities and ensures its freshness.

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Horphag Research Nutrition, a subsidiary of Horphag Research (supplier of Pycnogenol), now offers Salty-R, a natural and cost-effective salt enhancer. This ingredient can reduce the amount of salt in products by 25–35%, depending on the application. It also enhances the food’s flavor. Possible applications include snacks, pre-made meals, soups and sauces, dressings and isotonic beverages.

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Frutarom USA has launched uniK2, vitamin K2 MK-7 for food supplements and functional foods. Studies suggest that the product supports bone and heart health. The ingredient helps activate osteocalcin and produces the optimal binding of calcium in bones. And, heart health may be promoted because the product is said to prevent calcium from being deposited on arterial walls. Says the firm, “UniK2 is a remarkable form of vitamin K2.”

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