Working with traditional curcumin ingredients can be a manufacturer’s nightmare because turmeric causes caking in production lines and stains equipment. In fact, due to the drastically lengthier cleanup times, some companies refuse to take on turmeric projects altogether. Production runs involving traditional turmeric extracts can incur post-production clean times that are 5 to 6 times longer than when running other turmeric ingredients.
CleanStream™ Curcumin features a beadlet technology that does not adhere to machinery, resulting in post-production clean up that is significantly reduced.
CleanStream™ Curcumin beadlets prevent caking in lines for a free-flowing production that saves manufacturers time and money.
CleanStream™ Curcumin can improve the ability to blend and compress curcumin into various supplement applications such as tablets or capsules.
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Trust and transparency are essential to the future success of turmeric and curcumin-based products. As a proud member of the American Botanical Council (ABC) and their continued efforts to educate the industry, AFS has taken numerous steps supported by ABC’s experts to ensure high-quality turmeric in the marketplace. To certify 100% turmeric in AFS’ curcumin extracts, the company has developed a multistep approach which incorporates both USP and AOAC validated methods for specific compound identification. In addition, AFS then conducts isotope testing to ensure no synthetic substances have been introduced in the raw material.
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 Mudge E, Chan M, Venkataraman S, Brown PN. Curcuminoids in turmeric roots and supplements: method optimization and validation. Food Anal Methods. 2016;9(5):1428-1435.
Turmeric is an on-trend, growth ingredient given its multi-faceted health benefits including antibacterial and antifungal properties, anti-inflammatory benefits in joint and muscle health, a topical ingredient for skin health, and most notably as a powerful antioxidant. The global curcumin market size was worth over USD 46.6 million in 2016 and will surpass USD 110.5 million by 2024 (Global Market Insights). As food scientists continue to innovate with technologies, like CleanStream™ Curcumin, turmeric will increasingly get easier to work with and we can expect that market size to grow.