Recycled coffee fruit research unveils high antioxidant activity

Published: 19-Dec-2019

Antioxidant activity of coffee fruit has been shown to surpass the capacity of other fruit-derived superfoods

CoffeeFruit Pure has announced expanded benefits to its eponymous CoffeeFruit Pure ingredient, an upcycled antioxidant developed from recycling the fruit surrounding the coffee bean. The Australian company recently underwent processing advancements and testing, and the improved ingredient is available through its North American distributor, Ingredients by Nature.

Coffee has become one of the most popular beverages in the world, but meeting demand has resulted in 24 million tonnes of waste produced from discarding the outer fruit and pulp of the coffee cherry. Through upcycling, CoffeeFruit Pure addresses this waste issue through its development of an all-natural, specialised production process, which preserves the fruit and pulp, allowing CoffeeFruit Pure to transform the coffee cherry into a potent and wholesome ingredient.

“Recent independent tests have shown that CoffeeFruit Pure contains high levels of antioxidant activity, including polyphenols and chlorogenic acid, which surpasses the capacity of other fruit-derived superfoods,” said Stuart Nixon, business development director at CoffeeFruit Pure.

Nixon explained that the antioxidant levels of the cherry, along with the high potency of additional key nutrients within it, make an ingredient that suits most formulation applications across a wide spectrum of sought out benefits.

The naturally occurring nutrients in CoffeeFruit Pure, including high levels of polyphenols, magnesium, potassium, dietary fibre and chlorogenic acid, make it an ideal addition to any multivitamin. This unique nutrient combination provides additional benefits that support blood sugar levels, gut health, cardiovascular health, skin health, and metabolic health. The significant levels of magnesium and potassium also provide protection for, and recovery of, muscle mass for sports nutrition solutions.

CoffeeFruit Pure uses no solvents, chemicals, or additives in the production process and is ready to meet the consumer demand for clean labels and sustainable ingredients. CoffeeFruit Pure is available in a range of mesh sizes to suit any application, including functional food and drink options.

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