Multiple research studies agree that consumers interested in a healthier lifestyle believe that increasing their fruit intake will help achieve their goals. Recent technological advances that use a low level of heat in the drying process help create fruit powders and extracts that retain the vibrant color, excellent flavor and phytonutrients of real fruit in a dried, powder format. This creates products that are less expensive to ship than whole fruits, which possess an impressive shelf life and are easy to incorporate into formulation.
This processing method preserves high levels of ORAC and polyphenols in the fruit powders. Considered natural, fruit powders generally contain no artificial color or preservatives and are low moisture, low-fat and low sodium. Fruit powders work well in bodybuilding or fitness supplements for pre- and post-workout powders, beverages, and vitamin enhanced formulas.
In extract form, fruit powders offer a higher phenolic content compared to single strength juices. Fruit extracts offer formulators a greater concentration of phytonutrients when used singly and synergistic benefits when combining two or more complementary fruit extracts. This allows manufacturers to leverage the health benefits inherent to fruits.
Particularly in formulations replacing fat or sugar in a better-for-you nutraceutical supplement, fruit powders can compensate for lost flavor or mouthfeel, correct bitter notes or promote better texture. The sweetness and acidity of some fruit powders could even make them suitable as a bulking agent in products targeting sugar replacement.
In the children’s market in particular, where gummy-style vitamins or soft chews might contain a high vitamin and mineral load, fruit powders can help mask the more undesirable flavors, provide color and make the products more acceptable to the target audience. Batory Nutra carries natural fruit powders, free from artificial flavors, colors or additives.
In this category, as is the case with vegetable powders, the Batory Nutra line of ingredients is continually expanding. Call us if you need a particular fruit powder not currently listed below. Together Batory Nutra will work with you to create the best plan of action to supply the type and quantity of fruit powder or extract for your application.
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