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The Ajinomoto OmniChem NaturalSpecialities Business Unit was initiated more than 60 years ago, and is specialized in extraction and purification of botanicals. Today we are one of the leading polyphenol producers in the world.
We have developed a range of health ingredients for nutraceutical, cosmeceutical & cosmetics markets:
We have also been producing hydrolysable tannins (also known as gallotannins) - since 1947. Gallotannins are used in various markets such as brewery, oenology, food flavours, textile and pharma. Gallotannins are very strong anti-oxidants (ORAC > 40 000 µmol TE/g) having thus very interesting benefits in dietary supplements and functional foods.
Last but not least, we also perform process development and contract extraction of botanicals and fermentation broths for major players of the industry.
We are specialised in continuous counter-current extraction and have a specific experience in extracting polyphenols. Our total extraction capacity exceeds 6000 Tons of botanicals per year.