Omega-3 enhanced bottled water introduced
March 16, 2009
by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N.J. — Zymes Omega Solutions, Inc. has introduced OmegaChill, a bottled water enhanced with omega-3 fatty acids. The company uses a water-solubilization technology called PTS to solubilize and stabilize fish-derived omega-3 fatty acids into nanomicelles with an average particle size of 25 nanometers, thus allowing for the formulation to be clear in water.
The resulting beverage delivers 50 mg of EPA/DHA omega-3 fatty acids and has shelf stability at room temperature. The beverage also contains vitamins C, E, B3, B6, B12, B5 and is naturally sweetened with stevia.
"It is extremely gratifying to be launching the world's first omega-3-enhanced water," said Benjamin D. Mamola, chief executive officer of Zymes Omega Solutions, Inc. "In addition to the enhanced water, our company is developing other omega-3-enhanced products including omega-3 kids' drink pouches, ready-to-eat gelatins, granola bars, dry stick packs and high concentrate omega-3 shots. We look forward to becoming the new standard in the delivery of omega-3s for food and beverage products worldwide."
OmegaChill is currently available in two flavors, Clearberry and lemon-lime, and initially will be available at retailers in the Northeast.