Superberry for beverages

Frutarom Health has launched its new superberry ingredient Incaberrix. The water soluble extract, rich in phytonutrients, is prepared from the ancient Andean physalis fruit also known as inca berry, cape gooseberry or golden berry.

Native to the Andes, the inca berry is one of many Andean foods said to have an historic association with improved health and longevity. Maca and quinoa are examples of Andean staple crops rich in phytonutrients that have become recognised as ‘super foods’ in recent years.

Yannick Capelle, product manager for Frutarom Health, says, “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.”

Incaberrix is particularly rich in B-complex vitamins, protein and minerals such as iron, zinc and phosphorus. It also is high in vitamin C and carotenoids.

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