December 6, 2004
Polyphenolics Expands MegaNatural® GRASStatus
Polyphenolics,a division of Constellation Wines U.S., has expanded the self-affirmed GRAS(generally recognized as safe) status of its MegaNatural® Gold Grape SeedExtract and MegaNatural GSKE Grape Pomace Extract for use in a wide variety offoods.
MegaNatural Gold Grape Seed Extract and MegaNatural GSKE GrapePomace Extract were first determined GRAS for use in fruit juices and fruitflavored beverages, and then for use in cereals, food bars, yogurt and yogurtdesserts. This third expansion makes the extracts GRAS for use as antioxidantsinto a much wider range of food categories at concentrations of up to 100 mg perserving.
Both products have gained wide acceptance in dietarysupplements for their antioxidant properties, as they are synergistic withvitamins C and E. This expanded GRAS determination for MegaNatural Gold GrapeSeed Extract and MegaNatural GSKE Grape Pomace Extract provides tremendousopportunity for the consumer food industry to incorporate beneficialpolyphenolic compounds into a diverse array of products, said AnilShrikhande, Ph.D., president of Polyphenolics (www.polyphenolics.com).
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