Frost & Sullivan Recognize Innovative Prebiotic Blend

July 20, 2009

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Frost & Sullivan Recognize Innovative Prebiotic Blend

LONDONFrost & Sullivan presented its 2008 Global Food and Beverage Prebiotics Innovation Award to Marigot Ltd. and GTC Nutrition for their partnership product concept CalciLife. The prebiotic mineral-based blend combines Aquamin® calcified minerals from Cork, Ireland-based Marigot, and NutraFlora® prebiotic short-chain fructooligosaccharides (FOS) from Golden, Colo.-based GTC Nutrition.

Deborah Cross, an industry analyst with Frost & Sullivan, said, The companies have answered the needs of a growing consumer demographic by innovatively targeting nutrition and health within the developing global functional food ingredients market with their science-based combination product. CalciLife has an attractive future as a fortification product. This product combination supports multiple benefits in mineral absorption and bone health and also in digestive and immune health. This product is strongly tailored toward the functional foods market.

In its announcement Frost & Sullivan noted the ingredient has positive effects on the texture and product characteristics of finished foods and beverages, and can also be used in dietary supplements. CalciLife has already been incorporated into beverage, confectionery, bakery and dairy products. GTC and Marigot are exploring further delivery options, including yogurts, and health effects, such as pain relief.

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