MegaNatural® Gold Grape Seed Extract and MegaNatural® GSKE Grape Pomace Extract determined GRAS for wide variety of food products
MADERA, CA - Polyphenolics, a division of Constellation Wines U.S., has expanded the self affirmed Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status of its MegaNatural® Gold Grape Seed Extract and MegaNatural® GSKE Grape Pomace Extract for use in a variety of foods, including frozen dairy desserts and mixes, grains and pasta products, milk products, bakery items and bakery mixes, cheeses, chewing gum, condiments and relishes, confections and frostings, jams and jellies, dessert mixes, meal replacement mixes, gravies and sauces, hard and soft candies, sweet sauces, toppings and syrups.
MegaNatural Gold Grape Seed Extract and MegaNatural GSKE Grape Pomace Extract had first been determined GRAS for use in fruit juices and fruit flavored beverages, and then for use in cereals, food bars, yogurt and yogurt desserts. Now, with this third expansion, they are GRAS for use as antioxidants into a much wider range of food categories at concentrations of up to 100 mg. per serving, depending on the specific food category.
Both products have gained wide acceptance in dietary supplements for their antioxidant properties, as they are synergistic with vitamins C and E, doubling their antioxidant capacity when used in combination with either of these vitamins, according to a study by Dr. Joe Vinson, University of Scranton in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
“This expanded GRAS determination for MegaNatural Gold Grape Seed Extract and MegaNatural GSKE Grape Pomace Extract provides tremendous opportunity for the consumer food industry to incorporate beneficial polyphenolic compounds into a diverse array of products,” stated Anil Shrikhande, Ph.D., president of Polyphenolics.
Polyphenolics is a leading manufacturer of ingredients for the nutritional and beverage industries. Its extracts are produced in affiliate Canandaigua Wine Company's California wineries from unfermented grapes, using a patented, solvent-free, water extraction process. For more information, call 480-883-6716 or visit www.polyphenolics.com.