Botanical Extracts and Natural Antioxidants

Flavorshield Natural Antioxidants

Apex’s FLAVORSHIELD® Rosemary Extracts are an effective, all-natural way to fight discoloration and flavor degradation due to oxidation, so you can keep your food products looking and tasting fresh without adding synthetic antioxidants such as BHA or BHT.

Oxidation causes products high in fats and lipids, such as meats, dairy products, and edible oils, to lose their flavor, become discolored, and even begin to smell and taste rancid. Antioxidants interrupt this oxidative process by inhibiting the formation of volatile free radicals, thus stopping the chain reaction of oxidation and preserving the flavor and appearance of food products.

We now know that rosemary’s historic use and effectiveness in traditional medicine is probably due to its high levels of the phenolic compounds rosmarinic acid, carnosol, rosmanol, and carnosic acid. Scientific studies show that carnosic acid, the best inhibitor of these compounds, is boosted by synergistic effects from the other phenolic compounds found in rosemary, creating a potent natural antioxidant.

The naturally-occurring phenolic compounds in FLAVORSHIELD® provide protection that equals or exceeds synthetic food additives like BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole), BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene), and TBHQ (tertiary-butyl hydroquinone). Unlike synthetic antioxidants and antioxidant blends, however, FLAVORSHIELD® Rosemary Extracts are all natural, compatible with All Natural and No Preservatives label declarations. These FEMA GRAS extracts can be labeled on ingredients declarations as either Extractives of Rosemary or Natural Flavor.

Apex’s FLAVORSHIELD® Rosemary Extracts are offered as both water-soluble and oil soluble products, so you can choose the version that will best suit your application.

FLAVORSHIELD® is a registered trademark of TRILOGY ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS, INC. and is used with permission.

Botanical Extracts (Alphabetical)

A complete listing of the botanical extracts we offer. These water dispersible extracts are produced using ethyl alcohol and water as the extraction solvents.

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