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Tech Experts Launch Free-Flowing Curcumin

Oct 15, 2018

•  3 minutes to read

Downtime… The Struggle is Real

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 ingredients.

Another Way to Work with Turmeric

The key to CleanStream™ Curcumin is the beadlet technology. CleanStream™ Curcumin beadlets were developed to provide processors a clean solution for formulating with turmeric while maintaining an industry-leading content of active curcuminoids.  Therefore, this ingredient provides the functional benefits of curcumin along with exceptional handling properties.

CleanStream organic microbeadlet curcumin extract by AFS

CleanStream™ an innovative, free-flowing curcumin extract, is designed for manufacturers to achieve a cleaner, stain-free turmeric production.  Applied Food Sciences (AFS), the leader in functional ingredients within the natural products industry, is scheduled to debut CleanStream™ Curcumin at SupplySide West 2018.

“We are excited to demonstrate how CleanStream™ Curcumin can change the way businesses work with curcumin,” conveys Christine Fields, VP of Scientific Affairs for Applied Food Sciences.  “Our innovation team has succeeded in developing a technology that can improve the ability to mix and blend curcumin into formulations, including tablets, and compress it into various supplement applications.  This will reduce cleanout times significantly during production line changes.  Our objective is to inherently lower a business’ total overhead costs and maximizes equipment utilization which is a genuine game changer for this popular ingredient.”

The Battle Against Adulteration

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[1] and AOAC[2] 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.

About The Company

Applied Food Sciences is the leader in innovation for functional, organic ingredients in the natural products industry.  Quality is transparent from seed to label through organic farming, ethical sourcing, and sustainability. AFS cares about every stakeholder from rural farmers to the largest companies in the world.

[1] “Powdered Turmeric Extract Monograph” United States Pharmacopeia USP36, NF31 p.1612-3

[2] 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.

This article was originally published on: Globe News Wire

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