Like other suppliers of a wide range of botanical materials, Sabinsa Corp is at the mercy of the vagaries of complicated supply chain. The Indian/American company has chosen to deal with this via a contract-farming relationship with many of the small-scale growers of its raw materials.
Omega-3s, fiber, antioxidants, clean label, non-GMO, gluten-free, and plant-based: Chia ticks many of the hot button boxes for 21st Century consumers, so it is perhaps unsurprising that it is turning up in more new products than any other ancient grain.
Varying forces are rapidly shifting the omega-3 supply chain. In this guest article, veteran researcher professor Michael Crawford says a rapid upscale in sea farming can make a major contribution to sustainable fish oils, with a potentially raised nutrient profile.
In a 12-week long trial, 72 participants were supplemented with either a ginseng berry extract or placebo. Here’s what the researchers found:
The method, developed over a number of years by Cargill and FDA, is simpler, more accurate and less prone to error, experts say.
New guidance and an easy-to-use reference chart from EPA and FDA encouraging Americans – especially pregnant and nursing women and parents of young children – to eat more fish could boost sales of seafood products, including ready-to-eat and easy-to-prepare options.
Two new studies have shown what many in industry have been claiming for a long time: DNA barcoding by itself is not an adequate method for analyzing botanical dietary supplements.