BI Nutraceuticals adds new extracts to its extensive supplement, food and beverage ingredient lines

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ONG BEACH, Calif., November 2, 2009 – BI Nutraceuticals announced today that it has added four new extracts that can be used in dietary supplements, functional foods and beverages to its ingredient library:



– Elderberry: a 4:1 ratio extract that can be used to boost antioxidant properties. Available in a water-soluble formulation for use in beverage applications.



– Rosemary: standardized to a 2.5 percent rosmaric acid. Rosemary is one of the most powerful nature-derived antioxidants.



– Mangosteen: a high antioxidant superfruit from Asia. Available in a water-soluble formulation for use in beverage applications.



– Yerba Mate: available as a 4:1 ratio extract or an extract standardized to 20 percent caffeine. Engineered to have a very clean taste for food and beverage applications specifically.



Currently, BI offers over 600 ingredients, more than 200 of which have been deemed GRAS by the FDA or FEMA, the Flavors and Extracts Manufacturers Association.



For more information, stop by BI”s booth #17041 at SupplySide West or visit www.binutraceuticals.com.



About BI Nutraceuticals:

BI Nutraceuticals is a global full-service supplier of dietary supplement and functional food ingredients including whole herb powders and teas, standardized and drug ratio extracts, custom blends, vitamins, minerals, drum to hopper custom blends, granular ingredients and other specialty processes including time released and encapsulated ingredients. Since 2002, BI has been an innovator in steam sterilization and the company”s Protexx HP(R) process is currently the industry”s only species-specific, organic sterilization method. All BI ingredients undergo stringent quality analysis that includes heavy metal, pesticide and irradiation testing. All herbal powder ingredients are also tested under the company”s Identilok(R) species identification process. The company has also developed a proprietary process, UltraHD(R), which creates high-density herbal powders allowing for superior flow and less dusting during the manufacturing process.