Nature’s Power Neutraceuticals (NP Nutra) has announced a new addition to the company’s NutraPura line of products with this month’s launch of Tart Cherry Freeze Dried Powder. Apart from its sought-after pleasant flavor and attractive color, tart cherries provide a host of positive health benefits not commonly known to many.
NP Nutra’s Tart Cherry freeze-dried powder is produced from fresh cherries of the Balaton variety developed in Hungary. These delightful tiny red orbs are high in nutrient value and best known as an excellent source of anthocyanin, a phenolic compound that gives cherries their characteristic flavor, deep red hue and remarkable nutritive power.
Anthocyanins help the body adapt and recover from increased physical activity and strenuous physical workouts. This potent phenol also assists in the prevention of muscle damage, loss of strength and pain related to physical exercise, making it an ideal supplement for athletes.
Anthocyanins also give tart cherries antioxidant and neuroprotective properties. These nutrition-packed fruits help promote healthy cell and joint function. Tart cherries are also one of the rare food sources of melatonin which helps to promote sleep.
Tart cherries are a superior source of beta-carotene, providing 25 times more beta-carotene than blueberries. In addition, they also contain good amounts of vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, iron, folate and fiber.
NP Nutra Tart Cherry freeze-dried powder has a variety of uses and applications and is carefully processed to maintain the fruit’s natural flavor and rich nutrient content. Ready to use in nutraceutical products, supplements, functional foods and beverages, Tart Cherry freeze-dried powder can be used in smoothie blends, jams, jellies, ice-cream, sauces and juices as well as cooking, baking and confectioneries. Tart Cherry Freeze Dried Powder is also used in the cosmetic and perfume industries due to its pleasant fragrance and color.