The Dark Side to Spray Dried Extracts, and Why You Should Use a Whole, Single Source Ingredient Inst
When looking to add the benefits of grape seeds to a formula, companies often look to Grape Seed Extract Powder. Grape Seed Extract Powder is a solvent extracted grapeseed extract, which is then spray dried to a powder form. This extraction process is lengthy, riddled with chemicals and additives, and almost always uses less than desirable grape seeds. You can avoid all of these negative aspects by sourcing Royal Grapeseed’s Grapeseed Powder, a whole food, single ingredient product that adds the numerous health benefits of grapeseed to your product without anything artificial or unnecessary.
The benefits of grapes and grapeseeds are widely known. They have been thought to improve cardiovascular health, lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Grape seeds have been studied for their memory health benefits and prevention of Alzheimer's disease. The powerful antioxidants in grapeseeds fight free radicals to help the whole body function at its utmost best, and have even been known to fight, reduce, or even prevent certain cancers. It’s easy to see why adding grapeseeds to your formulas is a great idea.
Numerous distributors offer spray dried grapeseed extract, they’re dime a dozen. These extracts are typically made from left over, rotten and spoiled wine grape pomace. The polyphenolic values are extracted with solvents in most cases. The resulting extract liquid is “spray dried” into a powder form, which includes the addition of further ingredients including corn starch or other starches. The actual percentage of grape seed in these extracts is very little, most of the extract is comprised of filler and anticaking agents, and preservatives. These extracts are also very bitter, and can alter the taste of your final product in a negative way.
When you choose to source Royal Grapeseed’s Freshly Ground Concord Grapeseed Powder, you’re removing all unnecessary ingredients from the equation. Our Grapeseed Powder is made only of freshly ground, deoiled grape seeds. We grind them to a fine 80 mesh powder which incorporates easily into a variety of products including gluten free breads, cookies, crackers, and snacks, cereals, protein drink and smoothie mixes, RTD beverages, and even capsules and other specialty health supplements. Our grapeseeds are grown, harvested, and processed in Upstate New York. We clean and dry the grapeseeds within 24 hours of the grapes being harvested in the vineyard. We press our grapes for juice and because they are not used for wine, there is no fermentation occurring so our grape seeds are not only unfermented, but also free of any sulfites. We use only varietal Concord Grapes, known for being the healthiest grape.
Your company and your customers are going to love the label claims and increased health benefits of using Royal Grapeseed’s Concord Grapeseed Flour in your gluten free product formulas. You can be certain that our seeds are always Non-GMO, Sulfite Free, Gluten Free, Pesticide Free, Kosher, and Halal. Contact us today for our spec sheet and a quote.