IRVINE, CALIF. — Nutegrity now offers CocoaNol organic cocoa extracts standardized to 10% natural cocoa polyphenols.
“Through a partnership with Theo Innovations, a division of Theo Chocolate, we are able to provide our dietary supplement, food and beverage customers with a chocolate extract that aligns nicely with our existing portfolio of signature antioxidants,” stated Matt Phillips, chief commercial officer for Nutegrity. “The potential health benefits of cocoa polyphenols have been under investigation for more than a century, and now we are able to deliver those health benefits in a new and exciting way.”
CocoaNol contains epicatechins, which are polyphenol antioxidants. CocoaNol is extracted without the use of harsh solvents, according to Nutegrity, and it is Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) and kosher.“Our direct relationship with our cocoa bean suppliers has allowed Theo to establish a proprietary process that ensures the highest antioxidant activity in our raw material compared to chocolate sourced elsewhere,” said Stefan Wypyszyk, vice-president of Theo Innovations.