Phytonutrients in their natural form Fruit and vegetable powders can provide a positive contribution to a healthy diet. This is why Obipektin AG has developed a new product line, Actisec™, which guarantees a minimum content of phytonutrients. Actisec™ opens up a wide range of possible new applications. Conscious consumers demand foods that not only taste good and look appealing, but are also healthy. That is why the market for health foods has grown significantly over the last years. Products that are quick and easy to prepare and contain a defined level of phytonutrients are demanded by the market. Obipektin AG has been a major contributor to this development for many years and, as a leading supplier for food-ingredients, the company is able to offer natural products with a standardised content of phytonutrients. Obipektin AG offers a selection of fruit and vegetable powders under the trade name Actisec™ which contain phytonutrients. These are a group of substances occurring naturally in fruits and vegetables and have a positive effect on human health. Phytonutrients include, among others, vitamins such as provitamin A (ß-carotene) or vitamin C, and also substances like lycopene and anthocyanins. Actisec™ fruitand vegetable powders not only taste good, but also contain guaranteed amounts of these phytonutrients. The Actisec™ products come in several varieties: Acerola cherries, elderberry, tomatoes, carrots, grape skin extract and three different tea extracts. Most of the powders are 100% fruit or vegetable. Numerous scientific studies have shown that fruits and vegetables can positively influence people's health. Actisec™ products offer their spectrum of natural substances in a biological plant matrix and in harmonious composition. Thus phytonutrients can be taken up particularly well and in physiological healthy quantities. Unhealthy overdosing, as it can happen with isolated substances, is avoided. All raw materials for our products are selected very carefully. Drying technologies such as vacuum, cold spray and low-temperature spray are used in order to minimise the loss of valuable constituents. Actisec™ powders are produced without additives. In a dried form, the plants' nutrients remain more stable and can be stored longer than liquid products. Actisec™ powders in foods or beverages can provide an excellent contribution to increasing the amount of fruit and vegetables in the daily diet, they can contribute significantly to the five daily portions of fruit and vegetables recommended by dieticians and can be listed accordingly on the packaging. The phytonutrients in the products offer tangible health benefits. It has been scientifically proven that anthocyanins and other antioxidants reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer and also have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects. Carotene and lycopene also help to prevent the risk of cardiovascular diseases and for example prostate-cancer. Vitamin C reduces among others the risk of coronary disease - the recommended daily intake of vitamin C is 100 mg: this amount can be covered with 0.6 g of our Actisec™ powder from Acerola cherry, corresponding approximatively to the vitamin C in an orange. Our experts at Obipektin AG would be happy to provide you with further information regarding the specific health benefits of all our Actisec™ products. Actisec™ fruit and vegetable powders are simple and versatile to use, for example in beverages, bread, cakes or pastries and confectionery. They are easy to dose and distribute well in mixtures. Tomato and carrot powders are particularly suitable for spicy dishes. Fruit powders can be used in sweet applications. The guaranteed amounts of phytonutrients contained in Actisec™ powders can be declared on the packaging. Our application experts have developed a number of examples in the "Creating Fantastic Food Naturally" recipe series. Each recipe uses the Actisec™ line of products to create great tasting foods that contain a relevant amount of plant nutrients. This recipe series gives our customers practical ideas for developing their own products. ACTISEC™ line Product Part of Plant Component Substances Content (mg/100g) Acerola C Juice Nat. vitamin C 17000 ± 1000 Elderberry Antho 800 Juice Anthocyanins min. 800 Grape skin Antho 3200 Extract Anthocyanins min. 3200 Carrot Caro 60 Pulp, juice Carotenes min. 60 Tomato Lyco 160 Pulp Lycopene min. 160 Greentea Extract 200-D Extract (water) Phenols Caffeine min. 35 000 5400 - 9100 Whitetea Extract 200-A Extract (water) Phenols Caffeine min. 32 000 5400 - 9100 Oolongtea Extract 200-A Extract (water) Phenols Caffeine min. 29 000 5400 - 9100 Properties of ACTISEC™ component substances Properties of component substances Anthocyanins Antioxidants. May reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Have antimicrobial and inflammation-inhibiting effects. Carotenes Antioxidants and radical scavengers. May reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Provitamin A activity. Caffeine Stimulates the central nervous system. Lycopene Antioxidant. May reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Reduction of the prostate cancer risk. Phenols Antioxidants such as epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) may reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Have antimicrobial, immuno-modulatory and inflammation-inhibiting effects. Vitamin C Antioxidant. May reduce the risk of heart disease, heart attack and cancer.