CHICAGO, Aug. 31, 2017— Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today announced that it has expanded its line of plant-based functional extracts to include green tea, an antioxidant blend, and acerola, a tropical fruit that is rich in Vitamin C as well as bioflavonoids and other nutritional ingredients. These products deliver a concentrated amount of naturally occurring phytonutrients that are ideal for boosting nutrition in a wide variety of food, drink and supplement applications.
“Consumer demand for products with clean labels and ingredients that serve a clear purpose continues to grow, and ADM’s functional extracts make it easier for developers to incorporate a standardized amount of naturally-occurring nutrients found in fruits, vegetables and other plants,” said Julio López, Ph.D., nutrition research and innovation manager for ADM. “Our rich heritage in natural, plant-based extraction techniques uniquely positions us to provide high-quality functional extracts that deliver consistently powerful nutrition and can easily be incorporated into great-tasting, on-trend products that consumers will love.”
Labeled as fruit, vegetable, tea or other plant-based extracts and with no discernible taste or texture, these functional extracts make it easier for customers to incorporate clean, clear, delicious and nutritionally dense products with consumer-preferred ingredients. ADM uses specific sources and techniques to ensure that each extract contains standardized amounts of phytonutrients so that developers can be confident they’re delivering the exact amount intended at each and every use. For example, ADM’s green tea extract is standardized to 90 percent polyphenols and 50 percent EGCG (Epigallocatechin Gallate) and is made from unfermented leaves, which contain a high concentration of antioxidant compounds.
ADM’s functional extracts are soluble and can be used in a variety of applications including: beverages, confections, frozen desserts, snacks, bars, baked goods, dietary supplements and more.
Customers who are looking for more information on these products may contact Julio López at 217-451-3014.
For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, we’re one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with more than 32,300 employees serving customers in more than 160 countries. With a global value chain that includes 428 crop procurement locations, 280 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 39 innovation centers and the world’s premier crop transportation network, we connect the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. Learn more at www.adm.com.
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