Dutch health ingredients company NutriLeads has launched its new immune health ingredient BeniCaros as it looks to support the consumers’ immune systems.
BeniCaros is a soluble fibre extracted from carrot pomace, which is a side stream from carrot juice production. The sustainable-produced, tasteless and odourless powder is made with no artificial additives, which makes it a label-friendly ingredient, and it can be formulated into most functional food, beverage and supplement formats.
According to the company, “the extraction process unlocks rhamnogalacturonan-I (RG-I), the polysaccharide that gives BeniCaros its potential to deliver a dual mechanism of immune support”.
BeniCaros supports the immune system to become more active to potential threats and challenges while also producing helpful changes to gut microorganisms and metabolites.
NutriLeads CEO Erik Dam said: “Having worked with the NutriLeads team on the development of BeniCaros since 2015, I am thrilled that we can now launch BeniCaros and make its benefits available to consumers together with our partners, the food and beverage and supplement companies”.
Dam continued: “There is no better way to get these benefits. While you can eat carrots, and RG-I is a natural component of carrots, it requires our proprietary technology to fully unlock RG-I from the carrot and make it available in the gut where it can do its work. BeniCaros delivers superior benefits for optimal health outcomes at a time when consumers want and need it most.”
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