Frutarom BU Health has launched its new Incaberrix ingredient, made using an exotic Incan superberry renowned for its health-boosting and taste properties.
The water-soluble extract is rich in phytonutrients and is prepared from the Inca berry, sometimes referred to as the cape gooseberry. The superberry is particularly rich in B-complex vitamins, protein and minerals such as iron, zinc and phosphorous. The beverage-stable Incaberrix is also high in vitamin C and carotenoids.
Cultivated in the Andes since ancient times, the Inca berry joins a long line of Andean foods that bear a historic association with improved health and longevity: maca and quinoa are both Andean staple crops that are rich in phytonutrients, which have become recognised as a “superfood” in recent years.
Frutarom Health product manager Yannick Capelle said: “Now is the time for Inca golden berries. The concentrated nutrient value adds health benefits, combined with fun and an exotic touch, to a wide range of food applications. But the sweet and tart berry’s primary category is beverages, including soft drinks, nutritional beverages and more. We strive to lead in market innovation by developing such natural ingredients that can both lead food and beverage trends and support health. “Superberry ingredients such as Incaberrix are attractive ingredients for product developers and manufacturers seeking to add value to their food and beverage products. The introduction of this new superberry extract by Frutarom is part of the company’s ongoing strategy to comprehensively serve the functional product market through our group synergies and goals. Incaberrix is another example of how Frutarom combines its strength in developing exotic flavours with healthy ingredients to offer its clients innovative, great-tasting product concepts.”
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