Decas Botanical Synergies Increases Cranberry Production

CARVER, Mass., Dec 13, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Decas Botanical Synergies (DBS), a subsidiary of Decas Cranberry Products, Inc., today announced a 30% expansion of its production capacity of several of its premium cranberry-based nutraceutical ingredients.

DBS leverages more than 70 years of success in the cranberry business. The establishment of DBS in 2002 represented a natural evolution for its parent company, Decas Cranberry Products, Inc., which since 1934 has been a major grower, processor and supplier of premium cranberries worldwide. Today, Decas Cranberry Products supplies more than 50 million pounds per year of premium cranberry product to consumers, retailers and the food industry around the globe.

Growing demand for cranberries based on their positive health effects has caused some shortages in the market. DBS is committed to serving the nutraceutical industry and has increased the capacity of the following specialty cranberry products:

-- PACran(R) - The first proanthocyanidin (PAC) certified and clinically supported cranberry powder for advanced support of urinary tract health
-- NutriCran(R)90 - Cranberry juice powder standardized to 90% fruit solids and 35% organic acids with a typical and unprecedented profile of 9% quinic acid
-- OmegaCran(R) - Cranberry seed oil with abundant Omega-3, -6, and -9 fatty acids and the richest known natural source of tocotrienols (Vitamin E).
-- BerryOrganics(TM) Cranberry - 100% whole organic cranberry powder that is USDA National Organic Program and EU certified.

"The added capacity of our cranberry products was in direct response to the growing demand and relative supply deficiency in the market," said Douglas Klaiber, chief operating officer of DBS. "We are a vertically integrated cranberry producer with a special focus on the nutraceutical market. Our customers can rest assured that we will have ample supply to meet their existing and growing cranberry needs."

About Decas Botanical Synergies (DBS)
Headquartered in Carver, Massachusetts, Decas Botanical Synergies (DBS) is a subsidiary of Decas Cranberry Products, Inc., and is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of proprietary, value-added, fruit-derived ingredients for the dietary supplement, functional foods, animal feed and nutrition, personal care and cosmetics, and oral health industries. Specializing in cranberries, DBS's Fruitaceutical(R) products are rich in natural bioflavonoid complexes, which provide manufacturers with powerful antioxidant, antimicrobial and nutritional properties, and a natural colorant for a broad variety of applications. Decas powders, extracts and oils offer cost-effective and natural options to enhance the taste, color, function and nutritional content of products. For additional information, please visit PACran(R), NutriCran(R), OmegaCran(R), BerryOrganics(TM)and Fruitaceutical(R) are trademarks of Decas Botanical Synergies, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of the respective holder.

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