berry. The products are USDA and
EU organic and OU kosher.
This year P.L. Thomas is on trend
as well, with the introduction of organic acerola cherry extract. Acerola
juice has 30 times the vitamin C content of pure orange juice—and this
powdered extract has even higher levels of vitamin C than the juice.
The product is grown in Brazil and
legumes are planted between the
rows of acerola bushes, naturally providing nitrogen fixation and eliminating the need for fertilizer. The bulk of
vitamin C production is synthetic and
of Chinese origin. High-vitamin C organic fruits such as acerola allow manufacturers to fortify products with an
organic fruit-derived concentrate instead.
(insoluble fiber) and plant sterols. This product is easily dispersible
and has a smooth mouth-feel, a dairy-like texture and no-waste func-tionality. An economic replacement for dairy, whey and caseinate proteins, this whole-soybean powder can be used in a wide variety of items,
including RTD beverages, yogurt, frozen dessert. smoothies, soup
bases, pudding, dips, liquid coffee creamer and cream sauce bases.
Navitas Naturals’ Flax Power is a new certified organic sprouted
whole seed flax powder. Sprouting the flaxseeds increases the omega
fatty acids, enzymes, amino acids and vitamins and enhances the
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Omega fatty acids are another
leader in the functional ingredients
category, with benefits that include
improved heart health, healthy cholesterol levels, improved joint mobility
and bone density, and skin, nail and
hair health. Flax oil provides the complete omega- 3 nutrition resource. A
creative twist on flax oil is Barlean’s
Organic Oils’ new cinnamon and
lemonade flax seed oils. The oils are
available in drums or smaller quantities and can be blended into any oil-soluble formulation plus nutrition
bars, granola and baked goods.
ADM also just launched a new or-
whole-soybean powder which
ADMs’ whole bean soy is omega- 3
full of health omega fatty (ALA), pro-
acids and much more. teins, okara