MADRID — Pharmactive Biotech Products S.L. launched ABG10+, an aged black garlic extract with added antioxidant and cardioprotective properties.

ABG10+ is standardized to a higher concentration of the compound S-allyl cysteine (SAC), an antioxidant known to promote heart health. The extract is produced via a proprietary aging process that naturally enriches the garlic with its composition of SAC, polyphenols and melanoidins, which are responsible for the dark color.

“ABG10+ has the potential to meet growing consumer demand for healthful flavors in terms of its organoleptic versatility,” said Julia Diaz, head of marketing of Pharmactive. “It offers food companies a unique opportunity to include in their products functional flavor and added value.”

The extract may add a natural sweetness to dry preparations, such as snack bars, or may be incorporated into condiments, including purees, pastes and extracts. It pairs well with sweeteners such as molasses for use in sauces, relishes and chutneys, Pharmactive said.