ORGANIC & ALL NATURAL
CRANBERRY
INGREDIENTS

From field to consumer, Fruit d’Or Nutraceuticals supplies rich, high potency organic and all natural fruit powders and oils for the health and nutrition industries. Our state-of-the art manufacturing process delivers the highest level of proanthocyanidins while maintaining the natural integrity of the fruit. This commitment to quality, science and innovation sets Fruit d’Or Nutraceutical’s ingredients to a higher standard, helping manufacturers create superior end products.

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WHOLE CRANBERRY
POWDER

Tomorrow's Cranberry For Today's Woman

Whole Cranberry Powder is a next generation cranberry product derived from 100% all-natural whole cranberries, offering health benefits far beyond UTI prevention. See, taste and experience the difference!

  • organic (cran naturelle)
  • vegetarian/vegan
  • gluten free
  • kosher
  • GMO free
  • good manufacturing practice
  • BIO-PAC technology
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PATENTED CRANBERRY SPORTS
PROTEIN POWDER PATENT #6,391,345

Complete Cranberry Protein -
For A Completely Wholesome Life

Patented Cranberry Sports Protein Powder is a complete protein powder derived from 100% all-natural whole cranberry seeds. It is a pure, rich protein source for active women on the go.

  • organic (cran naturelle)
  • vegetarian/vegan
  • gluten free
  • kosher
  • GMO free
  • good manufacturing practice
  • BIO-PAC technology
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BIO-CRAN CRANBERRY
SEED OIL

The Next Generation Fruit Oil Used For Skin Care

Bio-Cran Cranberry Seed Oil provides a perfectly balanced essential fatty acids profile and stability a while range of consumer applications.

  • organic (cran naturelle)
  • vegetarian/vegan
  • gluten free
  • kosher
  • GMO free
  • BIO-PAC technology
  • GRAS approved
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TPAC CRANBERRY
ALL-NATURAL TEA POWDER

Highest Potency Cranberry Tea Ingredient on the Market

TPAC Cranberry All-Natural Tea Powder is a functional fruit powder derived from the seed, skin, juice and pomace of the cranberry that delivers a higher level of proanthocyanidins than any other cranberry tea ingredient on the market.

  • organic (cran naturelle)
  • vegetarian/vegan
  • gluten free
  • kosher
  • GMO free
  • BIO-PAC technology
  • GRAS approved
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COMPANY

Fruit d'Or Nutraceuticals is a division of Fruit d'Or, the worldwide leader in organic cranberry processing.

  • Largest supplier of organic cranberries and blueberries in the world
  • Long-term direct relationships with more than 25 growers throughout Canada
  • Exports to over 50 countries around the world
  • FSSC certified under the Global Food Safety Initiative
  • Fastest growing company in Quebec, Canada

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PRESS

  • 5.6.13

    Fruit d'Or Nutraceuticals Seeks to Launch Cranberry Quality Assurance Program

    In a bold move that may re-create the nutraceutical cranberry ingredient marketplace, Fruit d'Or, the world's largest organic nutraceutical processor and supplier of cranberry and blueberry, has entered into discussions with Rutgers University to explore a cranberry-proanthocyanidin standardization program.

    Fruit d'Or is collaborating closely with Amy Howell, PhD, of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, to endeavor to establish a cranberry quality assurance program whose goal is to bring and sustain a higher standard of quality and science to the industry that uses cranberry ingredients for health supplements, gums foods/beverages and cosmeceuticals.

    "The nutraceutical ingredient industry overall is facing challenging times as media is now questioning the integrity of the cranberry industry due to lack of standardization," explains Stephen Lukawski, sales and marketing director, Fruit d'Or Nutraceuticals. At Fruit d’Or we have already achieved higher quality cranberry standards of potency, purity and safety of the cranberry products that we are currently selling. By working with Rutgers we will continue to raise the bar further to build a stronger industry based on science, quality and innovation."

    The lack of standardization in the cranberry supplement industry was identified and highlighted when the October 2012 study published in The Cochrane Library analyzed over 24 studies on cranberry and UTI prevention and found there was marginal benefit. According to Dr. Howell, this study analysis failed to show benefit due to the disparate cranberry materials used in the studies. Howell, a research scientist at Rutgers University who was on the team that indentified PACs as the active ingredient in cranberries, explains, “It compares apples to oranges. Some of the studies used juice, while others used supplements, most of which were not even tested to ensure PAC bioactivity,” she says. Because of this, some of the studies reviewed by Cochrane showed positive results, while some showed no benefits at all.

    However, the study yielded a more impactful nugget -- it brought attention to the need for standardization. Says Howell, "Right now, it’s the Wild West out there, not only with cranberries but many functional supplements. Many companies are putting out products without even testing for potency. Cranberry PACs prevent bacterial adhesion to bladder cells, but bioavailability can be destroyed by a variety of factors from high pressure or high temperature processing to improper storage.”

    Lukawski then tested Fruit d'Or's new line of cranberry ingredients along with 15 other natural cranberry supplements for sale in North America. The results from an independent accredited third-party lab confirmed that the amount of active PACs in the 15 retail products purchased off the shelf varied greatly — ranging from less than 1 percent to 8 percent, while Fruit d’Or’s cranberry ingredients were shown to contain 15 to 20 percent PACs. Test results further revealed that certain branded patented ingredients varied in potency from product to product.

    Because there is no standardized protocol requiring measurement of PAC content of cranberry ingredients, there is no way for consumers to know or identify which retail products contain active PACs, which don't, and if those levels are viable as shown by science. The proposed quality assurance program initiated by Fruit d'Or would ensure that each lot is tested annually for PAC levels. Further, based on research, Howell believes that all cranberry health supplements should deliver at least 36 milligrams of bioactive PACs per day.

    Because of the disparate PAC content in finished products, Lukawski maintains, "Cranberry suppliers cannot accurately rely on their older studies as there was never a test to show how much PAC activity was found in the starting material. As result these tests cannot be duplicated. In addition some cranberry suppliers have changed their manufacturing formulas since their studies were released . In addition the source of cranberries where raw material manufacturers purchase cranberries differ each year, affecting the consistency and quality."

    He adds that most suppliers of cranberry powders lack the knowledge and identity of the actual grower and therefore, the original condition of the cranberries, and thus end up losing control of the quality of the material they sell. "It would be encouraged and prudent if cranberry suppliers, product developers, formulators and buyers visit the cranberry bogs where the source material is grown and investigate the processing and production facilities so they can be assured that they have made the most appropriate choice for their company and their brand. As a buyer inconsistency of quality or lack of control of where the cranberry powder comes from should be a priority concern," he opines.

    Beyond standardized PAC testing, Lukawski also wants to see like what they do at Fruit d’Or all products tested for heavy metals and prohibited pesticides, and the ultimate goal of this program is to develop and utilize a credible “seal of approval” that would apprise consumers that the cranberry product they purchase has succeeded in achieving certain quality control tests. “At Fruit d’Or we have raised the bar of quality to address any concerns of integrity and food safety issues. It’s time to promote higher standards of science potency and purity," Lukawski asserts. "We are now asking product manufacturers to work together with Fruit d’Or to create a quality standard that ensures safety, quality and efficacy of cranberry-containing health products. For more information and questions, email Stephen@fruit-dor.ca or contact directly at 239 248-7118.

  • 4.29.13

    Fruit d'Or launches cranberry ingredients, gum

    To fulfill growing, energetic demand for cranberry-containing health products, Fruit d'Or, the world's largest organic nutraceutical processor and supplier of cranberry and blueberry, will debut its line expressly for the health-product market at SupplySide East, New York City, booth #829.

    The company will introduce a full and targeted line of natural, organic Cran Naturelle and conventional Cran d’Or cranberry ingredients: patent-pending Cranberry Seed Oil, patented Cranberry Protein Powder, highest-potency Tea Cuts, and breakthrough Cranberry Powder containing the highest level of PACs (proanthocyanidins) than any other natural cranberry supplements currently in the market, says Stephen Lukawski, sales and marketing director. "We provide the purest organic and conventional cranberry ingredients for supplements, foods and cosmeceuticals; they contain the most active potency."

    Lukawski adds that the company has been able to achieve its goal of superior quality and standards due to its unique position as the largest grower and processor of organic cranberries worldwide, allowing full quality control from the bogs through shipment to customers. Fruit D'Or also possesses a sophisticated proprietary drying system that maintains the integrity of the entire cranberry and its health-promoting compounds via the use of ultra-low temperatures. "We are the first company to raise the bar and standardize the proanthocyanidin levels in natural cranberry powder to a minimum of at least 10 percent PACs," he says.

    Lukawski notes that Fruit d'Or's diverse cranberry ingredients are attractive and suitable for a wide variety of product applications, including tablets, capsules, chewing gums/gummies, liquids, teas, functional foods, carbonated and juice beverages, and cosmeceutical/anti-aging products.

    Industry's first functional probiotic-cranberry chewing gum

    Fruit d'Or will introduce a prototype functional probioitic cranberry chewing gum at SupplySide East. Lukawski says this is the industry's first chewing gum combining the benefits of specific probiotics and cranberry and sweetened with oral-health-friendly xylitol in a delivery form that promotes dental health.

    The gum, researched and developed by Lukawski, is a collaborative effort between Fruit d'Or, which supplied the cranberry ingredient called Oral Cran; Stratum Nutrition, which supplied the specific probiotics Blis K12 and M18, both of which are science-based ingredients for oral health; and Tab Labs, which manufactured the chewing gum.

    Oral Cran works favorably in this delivery system because it has low moisture activity and low organic acids that will not interfere with the stability of the probiotic cultures; it contains very high levels of PAC content, which was tested by both BL-DMAC and Euro Pharma, shown to contain the highest potency of PACs in comparison to all other natural cranberry powders in the retail market, containing a minimum of 10 percent potency. In addition, this organic cranberry has an eye-pleasing rose color, and compresses well with the equipment used in Tab Labs' patented technology.

    Tab Labs' patented technology provides a unique tri-layer delivery system. This allows for the combination of the probiotics and cranberry in separate layers without the two ingredients having physical contact with one another.

  • 3.15.13

    Fruit d'Or Debuts Unique Cranberry Ingredients

    Fruit d'Or, the largest processor of organic cranberry in the world, has launched two distinctive nutraceutical cranberry ingredients for the natural health market, comprising dietary supplements and functional foods/beverages.

    According to Stephen Lukawski, Sales and Marketing Manager for Fruit d’Or Nutraceuticals a division of Fruit d’Or, Cran d'Or and its sibling Cran Naturelle Organic, are higher end cranberry ingredients which are both distinguished by being all-natural, 100 percent cranberry. "There are no excipients, carriers or other irrelevant additives, due to the company's proprietary and innovative processing," he says. "This affords the brand marketer a 'cleaner' cranberry that can perform in vivo the way Mother Nature intended."

    • Cran d'Or Conventional Cranberry 100% all natural cranberry made with cold-pressed cranberry seed oil, whole cranberry skin natural juice and protein powder from the seeds of the cranberry. Available in: patented cranberry protein powder, whole cranberry fruit powder, high potency tea powder, cranberry juice extract powder and patent pending cranberry seed oil.
    • Cran Naturelle 100% all natural Organic Cranberry is made from the whole cranberry which contains the organic Cranberry seed oil, organic cranberry protein powder, organic whole cranberry skin and organic natural juice. Available in: patented organic cranberry protein powder, whole cranberry fruit powder, high potency tea powder, organic cranberry juice extract powder and patent pending organic cranberry seed oil.

    Fruit d'Or proprietary manufacturing process employs low temperature drying to prevent degradation of condensed tannins and proanthocyanidins (PACS), thereby preserving antioxidant capabilities. The whole cranberry contains more active functional compounds which are enriched through a natural physical process. In addition, the ingredients feature a proprietary time-release delivery system -- BIO PAC technology -- that delivers the powerful (PACs) proanthocyanidins over a 24-hour time period. "Both Cran d’Or and Cran Naturelle contain a unique delivery technology that offers greater absorption by protecting and shielding the gastric acids from destroying the PACS in the stomach," Lukawski explains. "BIO PAC technology will deliver max absorption of the proanthocyanidins through the stomach and into the lower GI."

    Unlike other cranberry powders, both Cran d'Or and Cran Naturelle are a rich burgundy in color, free from carriers, flow agents, and excipients reflecting the density and potency of starting material: "The unique natural manufacturing process unlike other cranberry powders in the marketplace delivers a minimum ratio of 55:1 (55 pounds of pure fresh cranberry to produce one pound of nutraceutical cranberry powders) means that there is at least four times more antioxidants than one would obtain by drinking pure cranberry juice," Lukawski comments.

    Further, the pure cranberry oil is made from a patent pending manufacturing process that delivers a balance of Omega 3 and 6 Essential fatty acids, plus tocotrienols. According to lab results by an independent accredited third party a daily dose of 500 mg of our whole natural cranberry powder enriched with the cranberry skins, protein powder and seed oil will deliver at least 60 mg of proanthocyanidins (PACs),and a minimum guarantee of at least 10%- to as high as 16% PACs which, Lukawski says, is possibly the "strongest potency of all natural cranberry supplements in the industry."

    Both Cran d'Or and organic Cran Naturelle may be positioned for oral health care, urinary tract, cardio and bladder health support; significant evidence shows that regular cranberry consumption provides strong support against development of urinary tract infections and even oral gum disease.

  • 3.15.13

    Unique Partnership Debuts First-Ever Gum Featuring Cranberry for Oral Health

    Fruit d'Or Nutraceuticals a division of Fruit d'Or, the world's largest supplier and processor of organic cranberry ingredients, and Tab Labs Inc., custom private label manufacturer and packager of confectionary products, have collaborated on the first-ever prototype all-natural chewing gum featuring Oral Cran a new cranberry ingredient that specifically fights against periodontal disease and supports oral health.

    Stephen Lukawski, Sales and Marketing Director for Fruit d'Or Nutraceuticals, who researched and developed the new chewing gum, explains, "This functional and tasty cranberry gum is formulated to appeal to both adults and children as our initial launch will combine two flavors -- Organic Pomegranate and Organic Raspberry -- reflect very popular fruit flavors in many consumer confection products. Further, the benefit of supporting oral health and hygiene is appreciated by parents and individuals who want to improve gum health."

    Oral Cran gum is also attractive to consumers and parents as it is sugar free but is sweetened with Xylitol, a natural sweetener that does not raise blood sugar and also has been shown to whiten teeth. The gum is also free of allergens and gluten.

    Wide-ranging research shows that the cranberry's proanthocyanidins (PACs) help reduce plaque, support gum health and can also help freshen breath. In fact, Lukawski points out, "We are excited about the many positive studies showing that cranberry PACs promote the potential benefits of reducing dental caries and periodontal disease. Add to this the fact that an increasing number of studies are pointing clear links between gum disease and cardiovascular disease risk."

    Specifically, several in vitro studies show that the PACs inhibit the formation of biofilm and adhesion of periodontopathogenic bacteria.

    The natural proanthocyandins found in Oral Cran ingredient are considered to be the highest in content (most concentrated) compared to other all natural cranberry ingredients. The reason for this is that Fruit d'Or uses an innovative, state-of-the-art drying process to preserve and maintain the integrity of the whole cranberry as well as the naturally occurring levels of PACs without degradation.

    Because Fruit d'Or's new all natural cranberry ingredient Oral Cran is manufactured as an oral health-promoting ingredient it requires to be delivered in a format that has prolonged contact with the mouth making a chewing gum a perfect delivery system. "This necessitated a partner who could deliver just that," Lukawski asserts. "We found that partner in Tab Labs, which has succeeded in developing a proprietary cold-press technology to manufacture nutraceutically infused, functional gums that fulfill a wide range of consumer needs and desires for self-care initiatives."

    Until Tab Labs' technology, manufacturers were unable to develop a stable, functional chewing gum application due to the cranberry PACs' inherent sensitivity to heat, which would destroy them, according to Tom Holtgen, CEO of Tab Labs. "Therefore, no heat or moisture is used in the manufacturing of Oral Cran gum. The result is a gum containing a very high survival rate of the PACs, and because there is no moisture in the finished product, shelf life is extended," Holtgen explains. "We are very excited about our exclusive relationship with Stephen Lukawski and Fruit d’Or as they have a high quality cranberry ingredient that actually begins with very little moisture."

    Another distinguishing factor of Oral Cran is Tab Labs' patented all-natural gum base that uses chicle, extracted from the sapodilla tree. Holtgen notes that other gum manufacturers use a synthetic gum base made of polymers. "We have been successful in developing the first ever 100% all natural gum base incorporating our tri layer patented technology. The natural gum base has a different taste and is more expensive to produce -- however, a significant and attractive advantage is that the gum is biodegradable and therefore, environmentally friendly, which has become an increasing priority for Americans."

    Manufactures interested in collaborating with Tab Labs or Fruit d'Or to produce a market-ready version of Oral Cran gum are invited to contact Stephen Lukawski at Fruit d'Or Nutraceuticals; 239 248-7118 or email stephen@fruit-dor.ca. Please stop by Expo West booths 2916 and 854 for samples.


    About Tab Labs

    Tab Labs Inc has served the confectionary industry as a custom private label manufacturer and packager of quality confectionary products since 1992. During this period, Tab Labs Inc provided its private label clients their confectionary solutions to meet the dramatic growth demand for innovative, unique packaging and labeling formats that drive consumer consumption.

CONTACT

Fruit d'Or Nutraceuticals
604B, St-Louis Ouest
Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, Quebec
Canada G0S 1T0

Toll Free: 888-472-2275
Sales: 239-248-7118

Fruit d'Or Nutraceuticals is a division of Fruit d'Or the worldwide leader in organic cranberry processing.

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