Fruit & Vegetable Phytoconcentrates
Full Spectrum Phytochemical Rich Extract Ingredients
In order for us to maintain good health, it is important to have a well rounded diet, preferably one that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables. Fruits and Vegetables are loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and carbohydrates that are essential fuel for the body. While fruits and vegetables can promote health as food for our daily meals, the chemical compounds that comprise them can also be concentrated into a powerful extract form to provide some surprising benefits.
ANC introduces a full line of highly concentrated Fruit and Vegetable Extracts. The line includes extracts of a large selection of fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, and spices. They can be used in a wide range of functional foods, beverages and dietary supplements.
As with herbs, fruits and vegetables can help build and protect the body, tonify organs and metabolic systems, and provide symptomatic relief. For skin care, there are several extracts that are ideal for inclusion in topical products. A whole new world of products is possible with these potent and convenient ingredients.
Examples of Fruit and Vegetable Bioactivity
The examples below provide some insight into uses and benefits of selected fruit and vegetable extracts. All of these botanicals have particular health benefits when ingested internally. Many of them are also effective topically. The last 6 botanicals provide examples of topical benefits. Click an image to launch slideshow.
Ginger Root (Zingiber officinale)Ginger is a warming digestive; anti-nausea; anti-ulcer, cold & headache remedy.
Kiwifruit (Actinidia chinensis)Excellent source of potassium which lowers blood pressure. Also a good source of Vitamin C and other nutrients.
Artichoke (Cynara scolymus)High antioxidant levels for hepatoprotective, choleretic and anti-cholestatic activity.
Asparagus (Asparagus cochinensis) High in polysaccharides and flavonoids such as rutin, kaempferol, quercetin and inulin.
Onion (Allium cepa) Good source of quercetin and folic acid. May help lower blood sugar levels and inhibit ulcer- causing H. pyloribacteria.
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum Spp.)Warming digestive, antioxidant, and antibiotic that helps lower blood sugar and lower cellular insulin resistance.
Lemon (Citrus limonum) High in bioflavonoids; high antioxidant activity; detoxifier
Rosemary (Rosemarinus officinales) Aids memory, potentially helpful in Alzheimer’s disease, inhibits lipase, slowing fat metabolism; useful in weight management; food spoilage retardant; antioxidant; anti-viral.
Watermelon( (Citrullis lanatus) – A source of vitamins A and C. An excellent source of lycopene for prostate health and prevention of age related macular degeneration.
Pumpkin (Curcubita maxima) -High in phytosterols and linoleic acid. Good for prostate health.
Yumberry (Myrica rubra) -High in antioxidants and vitamins.
Luo Han Guo (Monk Fruit)(Momordica grosvenori) 250x sweeter than sugar with low glycemic index. Considered GRAS.
Mango (Magifera indica)moisturizes and softens the skin
Citrus Fruit (Citrus Spp.)Astringent, excellent skin clarifier, rich in antioxidant bioflavonoids that provide skin-preserving antiaging effects.
Broccoli (Brassica oleracea) High in Alpha Lipoic Acid, contains sulforophane and glutathione s-transferase, important for cancer protection.
Cucumber (Cucumis sativus)Used in facial creams, lotions and cleansers for its skin-freshening and cooling properties
Papaya (Carica papaya) Papaya contains enzymes (papain) that break down keratin, gently exfoliating the skin, leaving a soft smooth surface.