Ingredients by Nature, a leading ingredient supplier and toll-service provider, has announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with ICC Brazil and Angel Yeast Co. to supply superior quality, food-grade nutritional yeast ingredients for the U.S. supplement and nutritional foods market.
The first ingredient to be rolled out is selenium yeast.
Glycon Santos, director of ICC Brazil, describes, "In terms of the quality of selenium yeast our material contains very high organic selenium content. For example, on a 2,000 ppm selenium yeast our material has at least 50 percent of seleno-methionine; one of the highest available."
Selenium is a necessary trace mineral and has been widely studied for its contributions to human health, such as its ability to help support a healthy prostate.
"The addition of the nutritional yeast products, starting with selenium yeast, adds strategically to our portfolio of natural ingredients for targeted health," says Robert Brewster, president of Ingredients by Nature. "In addition, we can add tremendous value for brand marketers who want to incorporate the yeast into formulas with our toll services. We can add high value and functionality to our new yeast products for individual customer specifications."