Extract Pastes and Powders – Which is best for your production?

With so many options, you may wonder which is best for your production.

Water Extracted Pastes

This gentle, low heat process is the best choice for herbal tonics, herbal drinks, and cosmetics.

  • 99.9% Water Soluble
  • Never been spray-dried into a powder
  • Retains most of the plant’s micronutrients, antioxidants, natural preservative qualities, aroma, and taste
  • Low in heavy metals

Materia Organica’s Extract Pastes have never been spray dried into a powder. In fact, these are the base that is dried to create our water-extracted wind-dried powders.

The high solubility of Water Extracted Pastes allows them to remain stable in a solution. There is no need for filtration during manufacture. There is also no need for thickeners to suspend undiluted powders in aqueous formulations.

Water Extracted Wind-Dried Powders

This gentle, low heat powdering process is the best choice for manufacturers of super-food powders, capsules, and tablets.

  • 94% – 96% Water Soluble
  • Retains most of the plant’s micronutrients, antioxidants, natural preservative qualities, aroma, and taste
  • Low in heavy metals

Wind drying is the method now being implemented for all of Materia Organica’s herbal extract powders from India.

Compare to spray-dried extracts, which are only 84% – 88% water soluble

Spray-dried extracts are the most common form of powdered extracts on the market. The high heat and high crystallization dramatically reduce solubility, micronutrients, antioxidants, aroma, and taste. Low in heavy metals.

Freeze Dried Juice Powders

This gentle powdering process is the best choice for manufacturers of ciders, herbal tonics, herbal drinks, cosmetics, capsules, and superfoods.

  • 99.99% water-soluble.
  • Retains the fresh Juice micronutrients, antioxidants, natural preservative qualities, aroma, and taste.
  • Low in heavy metals

Crude (unprocessed) Powders

  • Not water-soluble
  • Very short life in nutrients, aroma, color, and taste.
  • High in pathogenic problems.
  • High in heavy metals (especially lead).
  • Advantage: inexpensive

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