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Application of Green Tea Extract in Food

Time : 2022-11-23 Hits : 60


Functional food and beverages are the new growth point of the food industry at home and abroad. In view of consumers’ concerns about food safety in recent years, the extraction of functional food additives and ingredients from natural products,especially from commonly eaten plants,has naturally become a hot spot of development at home and abroad.On July 28, 2022,Health Canada issued NOP/ADP SI-001, revising the list of permitted supplementary ingredients, and soliciting comments on the approval of green tea extract (EGCG/catechin) as a food supplement ingredient.

Green Tea Extract
Green tea is one of the main types of tea in China. After modern scientific analysis and identification, green tea contains a large amount of tea polyphenols, catechins, chlorophyll, caffeine, amino acids, vitamins, carbohydrates, etc., as many as 500 kinds of nutrients that are beneficial to the human body, of which the most important functional components. are polyphenols. Tea polyphenols is a general term for polyphenolic compounds, named because they are mainly enriched in tea leaves.

Green tea extract is an active ingredient extracted from green tea leaves, which is mainly composed of four major substances: catechins, flavonoids, anthocyanins and phenolic acids. So what are the functions and applications of green tea extract (tea polyphenols)?

Function and Application
The main component of green tea polyphenols is EGCG (ie epigallocatechin gallate). EGCG has been proven to have a variety of health benefits: anti-oxidation, scavenging free radicals, etc., beneficial to cardiovascular health, reducing the risk of cognitive dysfunction, improving diabetes, helping to lose weight and other effects; widely used in food, health food , beverages and other fields.
Food Antioxidants
Tea polyphenols in green tea extract act as natural food antioxidants. Widely used in oil sauce, oil food, instant noodles, meat products, fish products, oil, cakes and their fillings, ham, etc.
Food and Drink
Green tea powder is fine powder and has good dispersibility and solubility. In recent years, it has been widely used in various tea beverages such as energy drinks and meal replacement drinks. Good taste, no discoloration, very suitable for the needs of modern fast-paced life.
Health Food
The main component of green tea, tea polyphenols, has the functions of anti-oxidation, anti-mutation, and alleviating cardiovascular diseases. It is widely used in health food. The main forms of common functional tea food are health tea, functional tea and green tea extract capsules, Lozenges, etc.

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World Well-being green tea extract is naturally-derived, non-fermented, and it is food-grade ethanol for purification,no other solvents used.Various techniques allow for custom particle size,density, and microbial levels.Meet Plasticizer Requirements: DNOP NMT1PPB, DIDP NMT 5PPB, DBP NMT 0.3PPB, BBP NMT 1PPB, DEHP NMT 1PPB, DINP NMT 5PPB.World Well-being invests time, money and energy in assuring the highest quality green tea product is produced.