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Maintaining Quality Throughout the Life Cycle of an Elderberry Ingredient

Maintaining Quality Throughout the Life Cycle of an Elderberry Ingredient

From raw berry to functional ingredient, how to source responsibly and maintain high standards.

By Melanie Bush, Artemis International VP of Science & Research

It’s common knowledge that to produce safe and effective functional products, using quality ingredients is key. The challenge is that the word “quality” has become so omnipresent in marketing language, it almost lacks meaning. If every ingredient is deemed a quality material, how can one reliably differentiate among ingredient suppliers? That is where education, due diligence, and responsibility come into play.

Take elderberry as an example. There are multiple aspects of ensuring true quality throughout the supply chain, or life cycle, of an elderberry ingredient, including where and how the raw berries are sourced; the types of processing and manufacturing used; subsequent testing; certifications; and clinical research.

Read the full article in Nutraceuticals World.

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