BERRYSHIELD is a range of natural berry powders with a multitude of healthy, tasteful, colorful berry nutrients packed in a protective matrix as if they were still in the raw berry, ideal for both direct consumption, health supplements and as food and beverage ingredients, according to the company. BERRYSHIELD powders have an increased diversity of berry nutrients and the unique protection of taste, color andbioactive compounds offers a new competitive edge.
Thanks to the BERRYSHIELD processing technology the berry powders have a broad profile of exceptionally protected berry components. The patented solvent-free technology protects the berry compounds during processing, and the result is a range of highly stable powders less vulnerable to oxidative degradation with improved taste and color and increased heat and pH-resistance. The BERRYSHIELD Technology can be applied to all types of berries and five powders are currently available: tart cherry, blackcurrant, redcurrant, elderberry and strawberry. The range will continually be expanded with new berry powders.
The BERRYSHIELD powders are free from maltodextrin, gluten, dairy, soy, colourings, flavourings and artificial sweeteners and can be used in a wide range of applications.
The raw material is exclusively sourced in Europe and the supply chain is secured to the field with contracted farmers. The production is managed in industrial scale in Denmark. Control of the production chain combined with UltraProfile proprietary triple analytical technology guarantees the highest quality of the products. UltraProfile provides a significantly more complex characterization of the content at the molecular level than previously possible by a novel combination of spectroscopic methods including the highly advanced q-TOF.
According to Andrew Johnson, managing director of Azelis Nordic, the products from Asiros are the perfect match: “Azelis Food & Health is one of the leading specialty ingredients supplier to food manufactures in the world. We are looking forward to offering BERRYSHIELD powders to our customers. We have already introduced the products to selected accounts in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland with very positive response. BERRYSHIELD is a perfect fit to our product range with the high product attributes and documentation and something our quality focused customers are asking for.”