Botanical Extracts

Botanical Extracts

Unlike the freeze-dried products previously described, botanical extracts are produced in three main steps: the aqueous extraction in which the soluble components are separated from the cellulosic matrix as in a tea infusion process; the concentration step when most of the water is removed by heat and vacuum; and, finally, the drying process in a spray-dryer where the concentrated emulsion is converted into a fine dry powder. The extraction process allows for the manufacturing of food ingredients with higher concentrations of phytochemicals like polyphenols, flavonoids and others. Moreover, by removing the insoluble components of the herbs, the resulting extracts are ideally suited for beverage applications.

Yerba Mate

Yerba Mate (or Mate) tea was first used as a beverage by Indians in Brazil and Paraguay some hundreds of years ago, and Ilex paraguariensis was first cultivated by the Jesuit missionaries in the 17th century. It was already known for its therapeutic effects as a stimulant.

Our aqueous yerba mate extracts are all organic-certified and derived from green or roasted leaves that yield very distinct sensory profiles. The convenience of the high content extracts for different applications makes this the preferred choice for delivery of its potent health benefits to your final products. Highly soluble, the yerba mate dry extracts are recommended not only for beverage applications, but also for food products.

Formats available:

  • Organic Green Yerba Mate Extract: standardized in caffeine content
  • Organic Roasted Yerba Mate Extract

Guarana

This indigenous Amazonian seed contains caffeine as its main functional component, up to four times higher than the amount found in coffee beans. The other components of guarana seeds work synergistically providing a more stimulating effect than caffeine alone. This makes guarana seed an attractive ingredient in energy-boosting formulations such as beverages, bars and powder blends.

Formats available:

  • Organic Guarana Extract: standardized in caffeine content

Yerba Mate

Yerba Mate (or Mate) tea was first used as a beverage by Indians in Brazil and Paraguay some hundreds of years ago, and Ilex paraguariensis was first cultivated by the Jesuit missionaries in the 17th century. It was already known for its therapeutic effects as a stimulant.

Our aqueous yerba mate extracts are all organic-certified and derived from green or roasted leaves that yield very distinct sensory profiles. The convenience of the high content extracts for different applications makes this the preferred choice for delivery of its potent health benefits to your final products. Highly soluble, the yerba mate dry extracts are recommended not only for beverage applications, but also for food products.

Formats available:

  • Organic Green Yerba Mate Extract: standardized in caffeine content
  • Organic Roasted Yerba Mate Extract

Guarana

This indigenous Amazonian seed contains caffeine as its main functional component, up to four times higher than the amount found in coffee beans. The other components of guarana seeds work synergistically providing a more stimulating effect than caffeine alone. This makes guarana seed an attractive ingredient in energy-boosting formulations such as beverages, bars and powder blends.

Formats available:

  • Organic Guarana Extract: standardized in caffeine content

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