graminexGraminex LLC now offers a clear and water-soluble form of its G60 flower pollen extract called G60WS. This standardized extract has the same standardized nutrient profile as G60, but is clear, making it suitable for beverage applications such as ready-to-drink products, dry drink mixes, coffees and teas.

biovittoriaBioVittoria’s Fruit-Sweetness monk fruit (luo han go) concentrate is now GRAS. According to the company, it is the first all-natural zero-calorie fruit concentrate sweetener to be GRAS notified by FDA. BioVittoria says the sweetener is 300 times sweeter than sugar and has a “clean taste profile without the off notes found in some natural sweeteners.”

dow wolffDow Wolff Cellulosics Food & Nutrition has introduced Methocel for gluten-free products.  This plant-based gluten replacer “puts an end to flat and stodgy or dry and tasteless gluten-free food options,” says the company. The product adds moistness, prevents collapsing during baking and avoids bloating typically associated with fiber.

Next Pharmaceuticals announced that it now offers Relora Liquid, an unflavored raw material for anti-stress supplements. Made from the bark of Magnolia officinalis and Phellodendron amurense, Relora liquid is fast acting and can work with other active ingredients and flavorings.  It also will not cause drowsiness. The original Relora is suitable for tablets and soft gels.

rice lake printerThe SURVIVOR SST3 Printer from Rice Lake Weighing Systems was built for destructive washdown environments such as food manufacturing. The unit has a stainless-steel enclosure to seal it from dust, oil, high-pressure steam and water. The printer can run at speeds of up to 10 inches per second and can handle bar codes, products IDs, price/lb, sell-by dates or other applications.

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Valensa InternationalValensa International launched a new krill oil ingredient that “boosts natural astaxanthin levels found in krill oil in a product that offers a guaranteed shelf-life of two years,” says the company. Deep Ocean Krill uses Aker BioMarine’s Superba Krill Oil as the base as well as Valensa’s Zanthin natural astaxanthin and its botanical O2B Peroxidation Blocker technology for shelf stability.

Stratum NutritionStratum Nutrition, a Novus International Business, now offers Artinia for arterial health. Studies indicate this vegetarian ingredient (which combines soluble and insoluble fibers) helps defend against damage caused by free radicals and oxidized low-density lipoprotein, says the company. The ingredient is also said to lower triglyceride levels and decrease lipid deposits in arteries. 

SabinsaSabinsa now offers Boswellin PS, a Boswellia serrata (Indian frankincense) extract. This ingredient contains Polysal, a natural polysaccharide from the gum resin of Boswellia serrata. It also has a “two-stage active constituents release profile” that offers longer joint health benefits than conventional Boswellia serrata extracts based on boswellic acids alone.