Toronto, Canada based C.K. Foods Inc. is pleased to introduce a highly innovative line of Grape Powders (Cabernet, Chardonnay and Icewine) for bakery, prepared food and nutritional applications. The Grape Powders are derived from the skins of wine grapes, which have been dried and milled into a fine powder.
Grape Powders can be incorporated into a variety of baked goods, pasta products, prepared foods and other products to produce unique and healthy foods with an upscale, gourmet appeal. These 100% natural powders not only add distinctive flavor and color, but also dietary fibre (52% by weight), Omega-3 and Omega-6 EFA's, as well as Resveratrol, a well-known antioxidant.
Researchers have determined that significant amounts of Resveratrol are found naturally in the grape skin. Resveratrol is touted by nutritionists and biochemists because of its potential as an anti-cancer and cardio-protective compound. Resveratrol belongs to the phytoalexin class of phytochemicals and functions as an effective antioxidant, quenching free radical damage linked to several cancers. The compound has also demonstrated anti-inflammatory properties that help it to block reactions associated with the cancer process. Epidemiologic and clinical studies also suggest that a high consumption of Resveratrol-rich foods may result in the reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, help lower total cholesterol, and lower LDL cholesterol.
The Grape Powder concept is easy to sell and easy to market, because consumers already know "Red Wine = Heart Health". It is simple and cost-effective to "piggy-back" this knowledge, and by incorporating Grape Powder into a bread, for example, one may position the product as a 'Chardonnay Baguette'. A pasta maker can market his product as a 'Cabernet Pasta'. "The marketing possibilities are very exciting", says Michael Chernyak, General Manager of C.K. Foods Inc. "Preliminary industry response has been very encouraging and one major North American retailer has already committed to a launch later this year".
C.K. Foods Inc. is happy to provide finished product demos to interested parties. They can be reached by phone at 1-800-821-8995 (Canada), 905-760-1176 or e-mail at [email protected] or [email protected].