Nutrition Business Journal

Sales Sweeten the Fruit Extracts Segment

VDF FutureCeuticals and Decas Botanical peel off from grower parents to pursue extract opportunities.

Fruit extract sales have been ripening in the glow of several positive influences, including promotional activities by a range of berry trade associations and positive research on dark-pigmented fruits related to urinary tract, gastric and oral health. Suppliers reported that both fruit and vegetable extracts have grown in popularity—along with the realization that Americans fall well short of the five to 13 servings of fruit and vegetables a day recommended by the USDA’s 2005 Dietary Guideli

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