Baobab Foods now offers pomegranate-flavored Baobab Fruit Cubes. The company along with its partner Afriplex also introduced several new ingredients like rooibos tea extract, buchu whole leaf tea and extract, and depectinized baobab extract.

Viterra Canola Processing offers verraUltra9. This all-natural refined and deodorized oil is derived from a non-GMO source. The omega-9 high-oleic canola oil is double-expeller pressed and helps maintain its natural nutritional value.

From Vitiva comes a new stevia line under the Sweet’n Vit brand. It offers maximum sweetness with minimum bitterness and can be used as a sweetener on its own or combined with natural sweeteners or with sucrose. With GRAS status, it is also all-natural, has zero calories and carbohydrates and induces no glycemic response.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

Berlin, Germany—A branded larch arabinogalactan (ResistAid, from Lonza, Inc., with U.S. headquarters in Allendale, NJ) may prevent colds thanks to its “immune-stimulatory properties.” Such were the findings in a study published by German researchers in Current Medical Research and Opinion.

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Los Angeles, CA—Researchers from the Palm Beach Research Center in Florida have compiled compelling data on the effects of a proprietary squid-derived chondroitin E ingredient (IncaCartilago from OptiPure/Kenko International, based here) on bone health.

A complaint filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has the potential to turn the krill industry on its head. Neptune Technologies & Bioressources, based in Laval, QC, Canada, believes several of its competitors in the krill oil category are infringing on at least one claim from its U.S. patent (#8,278,351), and the company wants it to stop.

Certified Nutraceuticals re-launched its line. Available are kollaGen II-xs (100% Avian sternum collagen type II), kollaGen I.V.X. (100% avian eggshell membrane), TendoGuard (Collagen Types I, II, V, X and mucopolysaccharides), H.A.95 (hyaluronic acid sodium), Pure Marin Collagen (peptide powder), Olea25 (organic olive leaf extract), Reverse-vine (grapevine extract) and PomEllagic 40 and 70 (pomegranate seed extract).