Antioxidants for instant drinks
Extracting natural ingredients from the Mediterranean diet is the expertise of Nutrafur S.A. now a member of the Frutarom group. Nutrafur S.A., Alcantarilla, Murcia, Spain, developed NutraT, a line of ready-to-use soluble powder formulas that dissolve easily in water, soft drinks and dairy products. Once the powders dissolve, the beverage stays clear, without turbidity, and deliverS fresh fl avour. The NutraT line offers water and soft drink manufacturers the ability to fortify their products with exceptional natural extracts that typically are not watersoluble. This opens new opportunities to develop products with new flavours that include ingredients delivering the essence of a healthy Mediterranean diet. OliveT contains all the beneficial compounds from the olive, and provides more than 25% olive polyphenol content. Just 5 g/250 ml liquid provides 43-45 mg of olive polyphenols. Recent studies demonstrated that these olive extracts can help regulate blood pressure and support blood circulation. CynaxT is an exotic formulation that brings the health benefits of artichokes, with a 5% polyphenol content. Recent studies demonstrated that artichokes can help regulate serum cholesterol levels, thanks to the plants choleretic and diuretic properties. A single 5 g/250 ml liquid shot of CynaxT mixed with water or another beverage provides 25 mg of polyphenols and supports renal water elimination and healthy blood circulation. RosT has a high-phenolic compound content with a significant antioxidant capacity and preserves its pleasant taste. Products fortified with RosT allow beverage producers to position their product as a beauty from within drink or as a better sleep aid. RosTs 5 g/250 ml provide 50 mg polyphenols. CitroT is a soluble extract with a high bioflavonoid content. Citrus bioflavonoids are known to provide a protective effect on the cardiovascular system. A concentration of 5 g/250 ml liquid provides 340 mg of citrus bioflavonoids. All four mixes are produced using sustainable sources, are heat stable at up to 70°C, and both Kosher and Halal certified. NutraT can be incorporated into a food or beverage matrix, such as water, fruit juice, yoghurt, kefir or milk, or as a final product in powder sticks, sachets or inside of a powder-dispensing bottle cap for preparing enhanced beverages immediately before use.