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.


Go Natural Nut Delight raises the bar in healthy snacking

Go Natural has announced that its flagship Nut Delight snack bar has achieved an impressive 4.5 health star rating, making it one of the healthiest and tastiest snack bars available on the market.

Based on a combination of Australian peanuts, walnuts, Brazil nuts and naturally sweetened with Australian honey, Go Natural’s Nut Delight is free from preservatives, artificial colours and flavours and contains no gluten, cholesterol or Trans fats.

A source of dietary fibre, protein and other essential nutrients, each 40g bar of Nut Delight contains over 70 per cent of nuts plus other phytochemicals such as antioxidant compounds and plant sterols.

Various studies have linked the rapid consumption in nuts over the last few years with improved heart health, better weight control, lower cholesterol and even a reduced risk of cancer.

Australian Dietary Guidelines recommend eating around 30g of nuts a day but an additional 10g of nuts a day can be used in place of other healthy fat foods as well.

According to Go Natural General Manager Joel White, Nut Delight bars are naturally low in sodium and saturated fats to help lower blood pressure and maintain a healthy heart.

“The new food standards code, together with the recently introduced health star rating, will help consumers have faith in the health claims that are being made, so they can make the right decision for a balanced and nutritious diet. Go Natural is really proud to now demonstrate that our Nut Delight product is one of the healthiest choices out there,” White said.

The new food labelling standard 1.2.7 for Nutrition, Health and Related Claims requires that in order for a product to make high and general level health claims, the product must meet the nutrient profiling scoring criterion set by the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ).

Part of Go Natural’s wide range of healthy snack bars, Nut Delight can be found in the health food aisle in all the leading supermarkets and across a variety of other retail outlets, such as convenience stores and petrol stations.