Ocean Spray to highlight cranberry research at Vitafoods

Ocean Spray to highlight cranberry research at Vitafoods

Ocean Spray Ingredient Technology Group (ITG) will be revealing the latest cranberry research at this year’s Vitafoods. The most recent findings add further weight to the cranberry’s holistic health proposition and will help to further knowledge of cranberry health benefits.

Ocean Spray ITG, Stand US514, Vitafoods, 22-24 May 2012, Geneva

Ocean Spray Ingredient Technology Group (ITG) will be revealing the latest cranberry research at this year’s Vitafoods. The cranberry’s potential role in supporting whole body health is well documented, with a substantial bank of more than 50 years of scientific research on the subject. The most recent findings add further weight to the cranberry’s holistic health proposition and will help to further knowledge of cranberry health benefits.

The new research follows the recent publication of a study by Finnish researchers[1] <#_ftn1> , which shows that cranberry juice may reduce recurrences of urinary tract infections in children. The results found that, compared to placebo, regular drinking of cranberry juice limited the number of UTI recurrences in children by 43 percent and reduced the need for antibiotics to be taken by 34 percent - the equivalent of six days per patient a year. The cranberry is well-known for its role in maintaining urinary tract health in adult women, and these findings demonstrate that cranberry juice can also benefit younger patients who might otherwise face long-term antibiotic use.

Christina Khoo, senior manager of research sciences at Ocean Spray, commented: “Ocean Spray is committed to supporting independent research into the health benefits of cranberries and we have seen a number of significant scientific breakthroughs in recent years. Last year, we announced that we had entered into a strategic partnership with Artemis International, specialists in phytonutrient ingredients for nutraceutical applications. This has cemented our commitment to continuing to drive the commercial growth of cranberry-based nutritional products and we look forward to sharing our latest advancements with the nutraceutical industry at this year’s show.”

Ocean Spray has also recently announced its collaboration with Complete Phytochemical Solutions, LLC on a project to improve the accuracy of measuring and quantifying PACs in cranberries. Through the partnership, Ocean Spray hopes to develop a new cranberry-based PAC standard, derived from cranberry fruit. Accurate quantification of PAC content in cranberry products is a vital component in establishing intake guidelines for consumers and is essential for monitoring the efficacy and shelf-life of dietary supplements.


About Ocean Spray

Ocean Spray Ingredient Technology Group (ITG) is part of Ocean Spray. Ocean Spray in the US currently ranks as one of the top 50 food and beverage companies. In Europe, combined sales of branded products and ITG ingredients have topped $100 million. Ocean Spray ITG offers an extensive portfolio of fruit ingredients including sweetened dried cranberries, BerryFusions® Fruits, cranberry powders, concentrate and purée – all available year round.



For further information on how cranberries can be used in your products, please contact:

Tom Jones, Senior Manager, Business Development, Ingredient Technology Group

Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc., Tel: 508-946-7606, E-mail: [email protected]



Or visit: www.oceansprayitg.com <http://www.oceansprayitg.com>    


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