21 August 2018
BerryShield – uniquely protected berry powders
BerryShield from Asiros offers a multitude of healthy, tasteful, colourful berry nutrients packed in a uniquely protective matrix as if they were still in the raw berry
Berries are widely known to contain a multitude of health promoting compounds. Therefore, there is an increasing demand for high quality, trustworthy berry products in order to boost the amount of healthy nutrients in the daily diet.
BerryShield berry powders are manufactured exclusively from European sourced berries with the innovative, patent-pending BerryShield Technology that protectively envelopes all the important delicate berry components that are otherwise destroyed very fast in conventionally processed products. With a novel combination of analytical methods including the highly advanced U-HPLC-qTOF, Asiros offers unsurpassed berry powder quality.
The BerryShield Technology is a solvent-free protective processing method and can be applied to all types of berries. Berries are very healthy due to the complex content of bioactive berry polyphenols and other nutrients. Single compounds such as anthocyanins are not sufficient to obtain full berry bioactivity. The broad profile of bioactive compounds is the backbone of the superior BerryShield products enabled by the BerryShield Technology conserving the broad berry nutrient profile during powder processing and shielding the nutrients from break-down.
BerryShield processing technology enables:
- Increased diversity of berry nutrients
- Protection of bioactive compounds such as polyphenols including flavonoids
- Improved and durable taste and colour
- Increased heat and pH-resistance
- Reduced oxidative degradation
- Very high berry content from concentrate
- Ultra-gentle vacuumbelt drying
Health supplements: With impressive benchmarking and high content of a mixture of important bioactive compounds, BerryShield is the optimal choice for supplements whether as capsules, tablets, sachets or as an ingredient in mixes such as protein powder or restricted calorie powder.
Nutritional food: Single or mixed berry powders used directly by the health conscious consumer. Easy to mix into smoothies, bakery, and other homemade recipes.
|Berry||Polyphenol content||Fresh berry : powder||Origin|
|Tart cherry||7.4% +/- 3.0 (w/w)||13:1||EU|
|Blackcurrant||11.6% +/- 4.6 (w/w)||14:1||EU|
|Redcurrant||6.6% +/- 2.6 (w/w)||15:1||EU|
|Elderberry||9.7% +/- 3.9 (w/w)||27:1||EU|
|Strawberry||8,1% +/- 3.2 (w/w)||25:1||EU|