BI Nutraceuticals Adds Super Fruit Extracts to Growing Beverage Ingredient Line

LONG BEACH, Calif., May 9, 2007 - BI Nutraceuticals, the leading supplier of quality raw materials and custom blends for 30 years, has introduced acai and goji berry powder extracts for beverage applications. These new ingredients are all-natural extracts derived from not only the fruit of the berries, but the peel, where a majority of the beneficial nutrients are contained.

"Demand for super fruit ingredients has grown rapidly, and these extracts offer beverage manufacturers a way to add antioxidant activity and other healthful properties to their finished products," stated George Pontiakos, President and CEO, BI Nutraceuticals. "Not only are our super fruit extracts incredibly potent, they are also subjected to the same rigorous quality control processes as all of our ingredient offerings."

These new ingredients join BI's expanding line of powder extracts for use in beverages, which includes: acerola; blueberry; eleuthero; gingko; ginseng; American ginseng; grape seed; guarana; and yerba mate.

BI Nutraceuticals, with facilities in Long Beach, Calif., Islandia, NY and Suzhou, China, is a global full-service supplier of dietary supplement and functional food ingredients including whole herb powders and teas, standardized and drug ratio extracts, custom blends, vitamins, minerals and other specialty supplements. BI also provides drum to hopper custom blends and granular, time released and encapsulated ingredients. All ingredients undergo heavy metal, pesticide and irradiation testing, and herbal powders are also analyzed using BI's Identilok(R) species identification process. The company has additionally developed UltraHD(R), a process which creates high-density herbal powders allowing for superior flow and less dusting during the manufacturing process. BI also offers steam sterilization via the company's Protexx HP(TM) process, which utilizes high pressure, super-heated dry steam to ensure ingredients maintain their color and active compounds without water saturation problems. For more information visit

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