Cranberry Extracts

Cranberries are used against cystitis as they have been valued for their nutritional and medicinal properties for a long time. The cranberry (Latin Vaccinium macrocarpon) is small, round and bright red. The red berry is native to northeaster America and is cultivated extensively. The pulp is firm, crisp and sour. It is mostly consumed as dried fruit and usually sugar is added to mask the sour taste. Fresh cranberries are rich in vitamins C, B6, K, provitamin A, iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, sodium, folic acid and especially phytochemicals such as polyphenols and anthocyanins. Since the 17th century, the berry has been used to relieve gastric distress, liver problems and intestinal diseases. Nowadays, cranberry products are widely used to treat urinary tract infections. Especially cranberry juice or juice powder is very effective as it mostly contains the soluble PACs (proanthocyanin).

Taiyo Cranberry Products:

At DrinkTec Munich 2022 functional ingredient expert Taiyo presented brand new beverage concepts which addressed current consumer trends, such as energy water, sleep water, sports nutrition, and other functional drinks. The company presented a newcomer to its Sunfiber® portfolio, Sunfiber VC – an all-natural, 100% soluble dietary fiber – as well as its new Sunfiber Water, CherryShield water and other functional waters. It also presented different “always perfect instant teas”, specially prepared for being brewed in Nespresso cups. Other highlights at the Taiyo booth included the SunMatcha extract and Moringa extract with weight loss properties. The managing director, Dr. Stefan Siebrecht, also informed the audience about the effects of Theanine and it´s benefits for your beverages. 

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