IRVINE, Calif. — Nutegrity™ is now offering CocoaNol™, an organic cocoa extract standardized to 10 percent natural cocoa polyphenols. CocoaNol harnesses the antioxidant power of chocolate in a delivery system that allows dietary supplement, food and beverage companies to drive new product innovation.
“Through a partnership with Theo Innovations, a division of Theo Chocolate, we are able to provide our dietary supplement, food and beverage customers with a chocolate extract that aligns nicely with our existing portfolio of signature antioxidants,” stated Matt Phillips, Chief Commercial Officer, Nutegrity. “The potential health benefits of cocoa polyphenols have been under investigation for more than a century and now we are able to deliver those health benefits in a new and exciting way.”
CocoaNol contains the highest concentration of epicatechins to total catechins of any chocolate product on the market. Although many different polyphenols are present in dark chocolate, emerging research has identified epicatechin as the primary cocoa flavonol linked to the observed health benefits of dark chocolate. Consumer trends suggest that there is significant interest in polyphenol antioxidants and their health benefits, potentially elevating quality dark chocolate beyond a pleasurable indulgence to the status of a healthy food. CocoaNol is extracted without the use of harsh solvents and is GRAS, as well as organic and kosher certified.
“Our direct relationship with our cocoa bean suppliers has allowed Theo to establish a proprietary process that ensures the highest antioxidant activity in our raw material compared to chocolate sourced elsewhere,” stated Stefan Wypyszyk, Vice President, Theo Innovations. “Our commitment to full transparency, traceability and sustainability is shared by Nutegrity and we are pleased to be partnering with them to deliver this chocolate extract to an expanding customer base.”
To learn more about CocoaNol or Nutegrity’s expansive line of omega-3 lipids, proteins and nutraceuticals, please visit Nutegrity at SupplySide West booth #23113 or contact email@example.com
Nutegrity™ represents the combined expertise of Cyvex Nutrition (botanicals and fish oils), Wisconsin Specialty Protein (dairy ingredients) and InCon Processing (molecular distillation), all subsidiaries of Omega Protein Corporation. Nutegrity’s mission is to provide pure, sustainable human nutrition products from land and sea sources that support healthy living including: a wide range of dairy and plant protein products; specialty dairy ingredients; marine-based omega-3s/EFAs; and botanically sourced ingredients. By using a vertically integrated supply chain to control purity from source to finished product, Nutegrity is able to consistently produce quality ingredients with proven health benefits for dietary supplement, functional food and beverage applications. Nutegrity operates with an unwavering commitment to sustainability, striving to be a responsible steward of natural resources at every level of operation. For more news and information on Nutegrity’s human nutrition offerings, please visit www.nutegrity.com.
ABOUT THEO CHOCOLATE
Since 2006, Theo Chocolate has been committed to responsibly sourcing and manufacturing the highest quality chocolate in the world. As the first bean-to-bar maker of Organic, Fair Trade, Fair for Life, and Non-GMO certified chocolate in North America, Theo is creating delicious products while working to improve livelihoods and protect the environment in farm and factory communities alike. To find Theo Chocolate at a retailer near you and learn more about how the company puts its passion into practice, visit www.theochocolate.com.