Anti-oxidant innovation from Kancor

Wouldn’t it be nice if your favorite food brand tasted the same even after months? Kancor’s breakthrough innovation in anti-oxidants, OxiKan CL, does just that.

A pioneer in the field of global spice extraction since 1969, Kancor brings out the true essence of aromas and tastes.

Oxidation is a common, yet undesirable chemical change that affects flavour, aroma, texture and nutritional quality of food, beverages and edible oils. Anti-oxidants help counter this problem by delaying the process of oxidation.

There are a number of anti-oxidants available in the market; synthetic ones being the most commonly used. However, recent studies question the safety of using synthetic anti-oxidants such as BHT, BHA and TBHQ, with research clearly pointing to the fact that these can be detrimental to human health. This has led to a rapid change in preferences, with consumers increasingly choosing natural products over synthetic ones. Some of the synthetic anti-oxidants have also been banned in many countries owing to health concerns.

Kancor’s expert team of scientists developed OxiKan range, while trying to come up with a shelf life enhancement solution for a customer’s meat product. Extracted from the finest rosemary, OxiKan is a range of natural anti-oxidants that extend shelf life the natural way. In-house research has identified three main principles in rosemary – carnosic acid, carnosol and rosemarinic acid that inhibit the oxidation of other molecules by being oxidized themselves. This helps in extending the shelf life of the product by fighting rancidity in oils and fats, and stabilising natural flavours and colours.

Rosemary extracts, the most widely used natural anti-oxidant, poses a challenge when extending shelf life as it imparts flavour, aroma and colour to the end application. Kancor’s new and improved anti-oxidant, OxiKan CL, is a major breakthrough in overcoming this problem. Being a refined, fully decolourised and deodorised extract of rosemary, it doesn’t impart any flavour, aroma or colour to the end application. OxiKan CLS, its water soluble variant, has won the prestigious World Beverage Innovation Award at BrauBeviale.


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