After evaluating available data, an independent panel of scientific experts unanimously concluded that AssuriTEA™ Green, meeting food grade specifications, is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) based on scientific procedures under the conditions of use proposed by Kemin.
This allows AssuriTEA Green, already available as a dietary ingredient for use in dietary supplements, to be used in a wide variety of foods and beverages, including: cereal, nutrition and energy bars, soft drinks, sports and isotonic drinks, energy beverages, fruit and vegetable juices, meal replacements and soft candies.
“We look forward to working with food and beverage companies to offer consumers an all-natural green tea extract that provides the full antioxidant benefits of brewed green tea,” says Alex Fink, marketing director for the human nutrition and health division at Kemin. “Brewed green tea has been consumed safely for centuries and is widely recognized for its antioxidant and diverse health benefits. Including AssuriTEA Green in food and beverage products will make it even easier for consumers to receive the healthful benefits of brewed green tea.”
AssuriTEA Green provides naturally high levels of polyphenols and catechins for a superior source of dietary antioxidants. Unlike solvent extracted tea ingredients, which concentrate specifically on isolated tea components, AssuriTEA Green is a water-extracted tea ingredient that retains the natural composition and antioxidant profile of brewed green tea—offering a more diverse polyphenol profile.
A world-friendly ingredient available for use in international markets, AssuriTEA Green is the second product under the AssuriTEA brand product line to receive GRAS status. AssuriTEA Wellbeing achieved GRAS status through self-affirmation in September 2011. Kemin offers both products in granulated and water dispersible dry forms for use in a variety of applications. Contact us at message.penton.com/owa/redir.aspx?C=1abc670304724737825e1ad6ea3ec222&URL=mailto%3ainfo%40kemin.com for more information.
Kemin – Inspired Molecular Solutions™
Kemin (www.kemin.com) provides “inspired molecular solutions” specifically developed to provide nutrition and health benefits for humans and animals. Committed to feed and food safety, Kemin maintains top-of-the-line manufacturing facilities where approximately 500 specialty ingredients are made for the global feed and food industries as well as the health, nutrition and beauty markets. A privately held, family owned and operated company, Kemin has nearly 1,500 employees and operates in more than 90 countries with manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Singapore, South Africa and the United states.