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A vitamin K ingredient now self-affirmed GRAS

By Food in Canada magazine staff   

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Frutarom’s new UniK2 ingredient can be used in dairy, baked and functional foods

Londerzeel, Belgium – UniK2, a natural vitamin K2 MK-7, from Frutarom Health, Switzerland, is now self-affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe).

It can now be used as a food ingredient for dairy products, soy milk, fruit drinks and sport drinks, as well as baked and bar products, such as quick breads, muffins and nutritional bars.

UniK2 is also suitable for functional foods, meeting food-processing demands including high temperature stability, dispensability and other common manufacturing processes.

The company says the low recommended dosage per serving makes UniK2 a cost-effective and appealing ingredient for the functional food and beverage market.

UniK2 is available in two levels of concentration: as UniK2 MK-7 powder 0.2% and UniK2 MK-7 oil 0.15%. This versatility can make it a preferred vitamin K ingredient for most food applications.

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