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Honey CrystalsNonsticky honey crystals
Certified-organic and kosher Honey Crystals offer manufacturers new formulation opportunities in any food product that contains honey. Made by Mama Healthy, Honey Crystals can enhance recipes without altering the water content or consistency of the existing recipe. Manufacturers can replace sugar 1:1 with dry free-flowing Honey Crystals, without a sticky mess, the company says. The manufacturing plant has been certified by Quality Assurance International.

ChiaBenexia chia seed
Proprietary Nutritionals is now offering the only quality-certified chia seed available on the market, grown under Good Agricultural Practices (GLOBAL-GAP), and selected under GMP and HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) international quality standards, the company reports. Chia is one of the richest plant sources of omega-3 fatty acids. It also contains high levels of fibre, protein, calcium, vitamins and other minerals. Antioxidant-rich, it has a higher ORAC value than fresh blueberries.

Ceramide for cosmeceuticals
Cactus Botanics has launched its raw material Ceramide for use in the cosmeceuticals industry. Ceramides are a family of lipid molecules composed of sphinghosine and fatty acids, concentrated in cell membranes. Ceramides, along with other lipids, comprise sphingomyelin, one of the major lipids in the lipid bilayer. Supplementing with Ceramide helps nourish and keep pliant the lipid bilayer of skin cells, resulting in a more youthful appearance, the company says.

Ancient GrainsGrain nutrients in powdered blend
AncienTrim is a new technology introduced by FutureCeuticals that delivers ancient-grain nutrition in a formulation-friendly powdered blend. It contains amaranth, barley, buckwheat, durum, millet, chia, quinoa and spelt. Traditionally, these grains have had limited applications in anything but cereals and baked goods due to texture and dispersibility concerns. AncienTrim overcomes these formulation challenges, however, due to a patented production process developed by the USDA in co-operation with FutureCeuticals, the company says. The process creates a dispersible, hydrophilic powder rich in grain amino acids and fibre that incorporates easily into smoothies, soups, pasta, beverages, bars and baked goods. AncienTrim is available in conventional, baking-grade and organic formats, as well as a gluten-free formula.

Rosemary-extract line
Avatar Corp's new ProEssential Natural Antioxidants line features rosemary extracts, containing both standard and deodorised ProEssential Rosemary Extracts for food and personal-care applications. Deodorised extracts provide shelf-life extension of foods, such as edible and frying oils, light-coloured mayonnaise, dressings, sauces, marinades, light-coloured confectionery, and bakery fillings — without adding taste, odour or colour. Illinois-based Avatar is a supplier of ProKote conventional and organic-certified lubricants and release agents for the baking industry.

Amla-PureOrganic amla extract
California-based Avesthagen, a leading supplier of Ayurvedic extracts, has launched Amla-Pure, a certified organic amla extract. Amla, also known as Indian gooseberry, has long been reputed for its antioxidant benefits, and is widely used in India for jams, syrups, jellies, candied confections, pickled preserves, relishes and tomato sauce. Unlike traditional amla extracts made from dried fruit, AmlaPure is made from fresh, organically grown fruit and is naturally rich in tannins, gallotannins, polyphenols and other bioactives. AmlaPure is standardised to two per cent natural Vitamin C.

Exotic fruits ingredient
VitaTropic is the newest addition to Cyvex Nutrition's portfolio of proprietary antioxidants for dietary supplements. VitaTropic is a high-ORAC tropical extract of exotic fruits noni, açai, mangosteen and pomegranate with ORAC 6,000 mcmole TE/g and 40 per cent polyphenols.

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