Choosing the best Grape Seed ingredient for your RTD beverage.
Nearly every retail establishment offers RTD (Ready to Drink) beverages. Gas stations, grocery stores, convenient stores, and many other retail stores have a cooler filled with drinks available at the checkout line. The RTD beverage industry has grown over the years, especially in the natural products sector. Years ago, consumers only had sodas to choose from, but now people are looking for something more health conscious, and the available options are growing to meet demand. You’ll now notice drinks boasting protein, antioxidants, vitamins, natural sweeteners, and more innovative ingredients. When choosing an antioxidant additive to your brand RTD beverage, it’s you have several factors to consider.
Antioxidants can come from many different food sources. Commonly people intake antioxidants through dark fruits, and one of the best sources is the deep, dark Concord Grape. The most antioxidants are concentrated within the seed of the Concord Grape. There are several grapeseed extracts on the market, yet their quality is questionable. They often come from numerous countries and grape varieties, which eliminates their traceability. This grapeseed extract is almost always extracted from wine grape seeds as well, which means the seeds are fermented and contain sulfites. And because winemaking is the top priority, the freshness of the resulting grapeseeds is questionable. These seeds are often let to sit and rot. Rotten grapeseeds can still produce oil, and grapeseed extract, and neither the formulating company or the consumer have any way of verifying the final ingredients freshness. Nearly always, grape seed extracts are solvent extracted and spray dried, which results in a powdered extract that is more filler ingredient than extract. When considering all of the unknowns, and less than desirable potentials with traditional grapeseed extract, it’s no wonder why many formulators are looking for an alternative.
Royal Grapeseed offers the freshest, American grown Concord grapeseed powder for your RTD beverage formula. Unlike a spray dried grapeseed extract, our concord grapeseed powder is not made via chemical extraction and only contains one ingredient-Concord Grapeseeds. Spray dried grapeseed extracts contain various filler ingredients and is quite bitter, which will negatively impact both the texture and flavor of your RTD beverage. Alternately, pure concord grapeseed powder has an indistinguishable flavor and is sifted to 80 mesh for a seamless incorporation into your brand’s RTD beverage. Royal Grapeseed’s Concord grapeseed powder contains potent polyphenols and proanthocyanidins at a much lower cost than imported grapeseed extract, with enhanced label claims. Our grapeseed powder is traceable, gluten free, nut free, Non-GMO, American grown and processed, Kosher, and Halal. Reach out to us today for our specs, certificate of analysis.