Buyers Mart: Ingredients, R&D
Omega Protein is the world's largest manufacturer of fish oils containing healthy, long-chain omega-3 fatty acids that are rich in EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). "Consumers should look for both EPA and DHA content on food packages. DHA-only products are missing EPA, a fatty acid vital to good heart health," said Joe von Rosenberg, pres. and CEO. "Our facility in Virginia is the only fully integrated operation in the United States that produces long-chain omega-3s containing both EPA and DHA."
Omega Protein Corp.
After three years of dedicated work, the scientists from Chr. Hansen may be on the brink of a breakthrough. The company's researchers have discovered a lactic acid bacteria, which when consumed in a cultured dairy product such as a yogurt and potentially other food products, may reduce high blood pressure. The culture, named Cardi-04™, has been shown to reduce high blood pressure in animal studies. Chr. Hansen has filed a patent application for the culture, and expects it to be granted soon.
Lipid Nutrition announces four structure/function claims for Clarinol™ CLA (conjugated linoleic acid): 1) reduces weight gain; 2) increases lean muscle mass; 3) reduces the amount of body fat; and 4) maintains body weight level. This announcement follows Clarinol CLA's introduction of Clarinol™ A95. Until recently, 80% was the highest form of active CLA isomers available with access to the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation patent claims of reducing body fat and increasing lean muscle mass. Now, Clarinol A95 offers the highest form of active CLA isomers at 95%, according to the company.
Lipid Nutrition, div. of Loders Croklaan
Pecan Deluxe Candy Co.
Dair-E Lite® 15% Juice with 33.3% less sugar still has that same great juice taste just with half the calories and half the carbohydrates of standard soft drinks. With 33.3% less sugar going into the finished drink, there is a cost savings to manufacturers, and at the same time consumers benefit from less carbs.
Rocket Products Inc.