Symrise adds to its ingredients portfolio with the launch of a new range of aronia health actives. The range contains an aronia extract and aronia juice powder, both standardized in polyphenols and anthocyanins.
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The company has filed a patent application for the aronia extract, said to host a unique polyphenols profile in addition to strong multiple cellular antioxidant effects. This range expands the Diana Food* portfolio of health actives, which forms a part of the Taste, Nutrition & Health segment. Aronia (Aronia melanocarpa), also known as black chokeberry, contains a high concentration of potent antioxidants such as polyphenols, particularly anthocyanins.
Symrise has demonstrated the specific cellular antioxidative properties of the aronia extract on different cell types, including intestinal cells, using a novel cellular model. The aronia extract is designed to offer a unique polyphenols profile: high total polyphenolic content, high proanthocyanins content and a specific proanthocyanidins-to-anthocyanins ratio. The carrier-free, free-flowing aronia extract in powder form features a minimum of both 50% total polyphenols and 10% anthocyanins. Suggested applications include capsules, tablets, powder sticks, nutritional shots and supplement gummies. The spray-dried, soluble aronia juice powder features a minimum of both 2% total polyphenols and 0.2% anthocyanins. Applications for the juice powder include powder drinks, healthy beverages, snacks and foods.
Nathalie Richer, Global Health Business leader in the Business Unit Naturals of Symrise Food & Beverage, commented “Early on, the team recognized aronia’s great potential for the food, beverage, and supplement segments. This small purple berry comes with a long history, as it was traditionally used by Native Americans. Today, we see aronia as a potent natural ingredient with almost limitless application opportunities. We’ve created some exciting concepts such as energy and immunity gummies. These include a unique combination of aronia polyphenols and natural vitamin C from acerola and thus contribute to the normal functioning of the immune system.”
*Diana Food is a trademark of Symrise.