“Because our chia oil featuring XIA PURE Ox Blocker is so unique, we needed a company that knows how to successfully launch and sustain interest for branded ingredients that possess truly original technology. Taiyo meets our high standards for what we were looking for in a partner,” explained Sandra Gillot, CEO of Benexia.
Chia oil is composed of at least 60% of alpha linolenic acid (ALA), and to protect this omega-3 from oxidation Benexia developed XIA PURE Ox Blocker technology, enabling them to guarantee a longer shelf life of the product, a stable delivery of its nutraceutical properties, and a consistent fresh taste and smell, said the company in a press release.
This proprietary technology uses a process and formulation that maintains the natural tocopherols within the oil, bringing an excellent oxidative stability to the product, up to two years at ambient temperature, while preserving its high ORAC level of antioxidants (962 umol/TE/100g), present in the specially selected chia seeds, added the company.
“The technology allows Benexia to obtain a pure chia oil that guarantees the intact presence of the natural content of antioxidants contained in the seeds, maintains high fatty acid (ALA) stability, and offers a great taste with exceptional nutrition, all without risk of rancidity,” said Gillot.
Scott Smith, VP of Taiyo International, commented: “Benexia’s commitment to quality from farm to finished product was obvious at every step in the process. Likewise, Benexia’s level of understanding of the clinical research substantiating the health benefits of Chia Oil produced via their proprietary process played a key role in our desire to partner with Benexia.”