Chr. Hansen is launching a NutriPhy Cranberry, which offers new possibilities for product development for the dietary supplement and functional food industries. The new product was introduced at SupplySide West .
Cranberry has been known for its health benefits for generations, and is a well-known ingredient in the dietary supplement industry. Currently cranberry juice, juice concentrate, dried berries and dried pomace are used as raw materials for the supplements industry, but NutriPhy Cranberry is different. NutriPhy Cranberry extract powder is standardized on the minimum of 4% of the important proanthocyanidins, which may help reduce the adhesion of certain E. coli bacteria to the urinary tract walls.
“Cranberry is already known to many consumers for its inhibiting effect on bacterial infections and its general antioxidant effect. But it also offers a wide range of possible health benefits to our cardiovascular and urinary tract health as well as to our immune system, and is therefore very interesting to the dietary supplement industry, “says Dr. Celine Aubert, Technical Industry Manager, Dietary Supplements, Chr. Hansen.
Best raw materials worldwide
As a global company, Chr. Hansen has the possibility to source the best raw materials worldwide, and to adapt to customer preferences. The raw material for NutriPhy Cranberry is European Cranberry (Vaccinium oxycoccus) and North American Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) of the highest quality.
“We have extracted the nuclear of the cranberry and made a product, which is more than 10 times more concentrated compared to the cranberry itself. We supply the product in an easy-to-use powder form and believe the NutriPhy Cranberry to be a powerful ingredient for the supplement industry,” explains Sami Sassi, Business Development Manager, Phytonutrients, Chr. Hansen.
Nature’s own products
The NutriPhy™ range also includes other active ingredients such as different polyphenols and natural carotenoids. Chr. Hansen’s Phytonutrients are products from nature carefully selected for their specific properties to support health and well-being. Phytonutrients are compounds that are linked to a range of beneficial effects on personal comfort. They occur naturally in a large variety of vegetables and fruits.