Monographs are comprehensive testing methods developed by pharmacopeias for the purpose of ensuring the standardization of herbal materials including raw leaves, powdered extracts
(PE), and commercial products.
Being selected as the exclusive North American distributor for two ingredients developed by Procter & Gamble--SynerTea, a solvent free green tea extract that is high in antioxidant polyphenols but is bitterless, light in color and highly soluble; and lo han guo, a concentrated juice or powdered extract
with intense sweetness that can be used across a broad range of applications, including lower calorie foods and beverages--has also helped the company gain valuable access to the food, beverage and cosmetic markets.
The company offers hundreds of fruit, vegetable, spice, herb, and marine powders and powdered extracts
, aimed at manufacturers of cosmetics, dietary supplements, foods and beverages.
The expansion prompted Prosur, a maker of powdered extracts
from Mediterranean fruits and spices, to upgrade to bulk bag dischargers that have since helped the company double throughput and improve the precision of its operations.
Then they determined the effects of the powdered extracts
on the growth of Alicyclobacillus acidoterrestris, a juice spoilage bacterium, and on formation of the biofilm of Streptococcus mutans, an oral pathogen.
On the basis of type of extracts, the stevia market is segmented into three types: stevia leaves, powdered extracts
, and liquid extracts.