Chia seeds are the latest offering from BI Nutraceuticals. The seeds are sterilized using the firm’s special Protexx HP process and are gluten and cholesterol free. They offer a complete vegan source of protein, more fiber than common grains on the market, omega-3s and a range of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and nutrients.

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O.Berk Company introduces its Cylinder Collection of Foamer Dispensers, which include containers, non-aerosol foam dispenser closures and overcaps. Several sizes are available: 50 ml/HDPE (white or natural), 100 ml/HDPE and 150 ml/HDPE (white), 210 ml/HDPE and 75 ml/PET (clear). Custom colors and decorations are available.

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The Kid-Kare Probiotic Blend from Nebraska Cultures Inc. is designed to help replenish the strains most commonly found in healthy children and infants, according to the firm. The blend is 35% Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1, 35% Bifidobacterium bifidum, 15% Bifidobacterium longum and 15% Bifidobacterium infantis.

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New from Enzymotec Ltd. is K•REAL Real Krill Oil. This pure krill oil is extracted through a Multi Stage Oil-extraction process from Antarctic Krill containing omega-3 fatty acids (EPA/DHA), phospholipids and astaxanthin. The extraction process offers an optimal preparation process that preserves krill oil’s natural qualities and ensures its freshness.

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Horphag Research Nutrition, a subsidiary of Horphag Research (supplier of Pycnogenol), now offers Salty-R, a natural and cost-effective salt enhancer. This ingredient can reduce the amount of salt in products by 25–35%, depending on the application. It also enhances the food’s flavor. Possible applications include snacks, pre-made meals, soups and sauces, dressings and isotonic beverages.

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Frutarom USA has launched uniK2, vitamin K2 MK-7 for food supplements and functional foods. Studies suggest that the product supports bone and heart health. The ingredient helps activate osteocalcin and produces the optimal binding of calcium in bones. And, heart health may be promoted because the product is said to prevent calcium from being deposited on arterial walls. Says the firm, “UniK2 is a remarkable form of vitamin K2.”

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Danisco has launched PinVita, a new brand of sterols extracted from a sustainable pine source. Says the company, “PinVita phytosterols are a pure and effective way to keep the heart and arteries in shape by lowering the level of unfavourable LDL cholesterol in your blood by reducing cholesterol absorption.”

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New from BI Nutraceuticals is baobab fruit powder, which offers high levels of vitamin C, calcium, potassium, magnesium and zinc. Baobab is said to help support the immune system, promote healthy bones and teeth and maintain cardiovascular health including normal blood pressure levels.

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Lallemand Health Ingredients now offers Lalmin Immune, a yeast-based immunity ingredient for food supplement applications. According to the company, the ingredient was “formulated to protect the body, thanks to the complementary immune and antioxidative properties of its components, while retaining yeast natural nutritive qualities.”

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Nebraska Cultures Inc. now offers The Healthy-Defense Probiotic Blend, which is intented to help fight yeast, fungal and viral infections. This blend is made with 50% Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1, 25% Bifidobacterium bifidum and 25% Enterococcus faecium.

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