DSM TEAVIGO(TM) Pure and Natural Green Tea Extract Now Self-Affirmed GRAS

PARSIPPANY, N.J., July 22, 2005 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- TEAVIGO(TM), a pure and natural green tea extract from DSM Nutritional Products, has achieved GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) affirmation, enabling food and beverage manufacturers to expand their product development opportunities.

Research suggests that EGCG (Epigallocatechin Gallate), the major active component in green tea, may enhance metabolism and be beneficial in weight management. "DSM Nutritional Products TEAVIGO(TM) has exceptional purity with a high EGCG content at a minimum of 94% on a dry weight basis," said Lynda Doyle, Director of Business Development for DSM Nutritional Products, Inc. "The maximized purity of TEAVIGO(TM) enables more EGCG to be formulated into applications, optimizing the healthful benefits to consumers."

DSM Nutritional Products extracts EGCG from green tea utilizing patented technology, and unlike other common tea extracts, TEAVIGO(TM) is nearly colorless and also odorless. Furthermore, the taste is easily masked by the addition of flavors. Proven safe and effective in increasing metabolism, caffeine-free TEAVIGO(TM) can be an ideal complement to a sensible weight management program.

TEAVIGO(TM) is available in versatile forms and is completely water-soluble, producing a clear solution without residue or sediment. GRAS-affirmed TEAVIGO(TM) can be formulated into a wide range of applications.

DSM Nutritional Products is the world's largest nutritional ingredient supplier to producers of foods, beverages, dietary supplements, feed and personal care products. The company has an international network of technical service, production and distribution facilities along with sales and marketing presence in more than 100 countries. In addition to its vast ingredient portfolio, DSM Nutritional Products provides unparalleled processing and manufacturing expertise in developing innovative formulations that add value and consumer appeal to fortified foods and beverages.

For additional information about GRAS-affirmed DSM TEAVIGO(TM), please contact DSM Nutritional Products, Inc. at 45 Waterview Boulevard, Parsippany, New Jersey, 07054-1293. Phone: 1-800-526-0189. Website: http://www.nutraaccess.com and http://www.lookfortheleaf.com .

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