blood sugar grapes

Madera, CA—U.C. Davis researchers have found that a branded grape seed extract (GSE) enhances antioxidant status and reduces the body’s glycemic response after a high-fat, high-carb meal.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

Sabinsa anniversary

It’s been 25 years since Sabinsa Corporation opened its doors, and the company is still innovating every step of the way. The firm marked the event at Expo West with a cake and champagne for colleagues and friends.

Sabinsa Corporation has developed the “next generation of curcuminoids,” with the goal of addressing potency, color, dosage, stability and bioavailability concerns. Curcumin C3 Reduct (95% tetrahydrocurcuminoids) is a white powder with increased dosage efficiency that can be used in smaller capsules and tablets while retaining greater absorption, potency, stability and bioavailability.

Biova LLC increased the standardized protein profile of its BiovaFlex water-soluble egg membrane ingredient to 88%. Said Matt Stegenga, director of marketing, “The primary composition of this matrix is a natural ratio of complex proteins including glycosaminoglycans, collagen, elastin, desmosine, isodesmosine and transforming growth factor.”

Steviva Brands, Inc. introduced a stevia-based syrup blend designed to replace high-fructose corn syrup in beverages. Steviva Blend Syrup is composed of a proprietary combination of extracts, natural flavors and thickeners. The company says the product has “a mouthfeel identical to corn syrup and a sweet flavor profile that has no aftertaste.” It has 30 calories, six grams of fiber per 100 grams and is pesticide and GMO free.

Golden Omega USA, a vertically integrated South American fish oil supplier, is now shipping a full portfolio of omega-3 concentrates from its California warehouse. States the company, “For North American customers, this means obtaining the freshest natural resources, obtained from wild ocean-going fish, without a need to ship them thousands of miles for processing.”

Now available from Milk Specialties Global Human Nutrition Division are Whey Protein Hydrolysate powder for compaction into tablets with ease; a protein powder for high-protein bars in an all-dairy, 90% protein matrix that will increase shelf life; Instant Micellar Casein, an all-dairy 90% protein powder; and Clear Instantized Branched Chain Amino Acids (iBCAA).

DeltaTRAK now sells DeltaTRAK TempDot Plus time-temperature indicator labels. The labels are designed to indicate if a temperature breach occurs and the excursion length. The labels feature unique graphics and show users a green “ON” button following the IEC 5009 standard. Labels provide individual serial numbers for traceability. DeltaTRAK’s portfolio includes a range of temperature, humidity and pH monitoring devices, data loggers, wireless systems, thermometers and ethylene absorption products.