News and notes from industry suppliers.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

TeaFense is a newly released ingredient from Stratum Nutrition. The whole food ingredient blends capsicum and green tea to support the aging process. TeaFense can be used in dietary supplement products and in foods and beverages. “TeaFense supports the healthy aging platform within our portfolio strategy as a natural, whole food ingredient with an interesting story, “says the company.

Bioscience company Chr. Hansen completed new research on a branded probiotic strain (L. casei 431, Lactobacillus paracase) and whether it benefits immunity against influenza following vaccination.

New York, NY—A bioavailable form of vitamin B5 (Pantesin, a form of pantethine, developed by Kyowa Hakko USA) may help reduce cholesterol levels within the body and help prevent cardiovascular diseases according to research. Published in Nutrition Research Journal, the experiment yielded positive results for those who included pantethine in their diets.