Black Currant Extract Gets Self-Affirmed GRAS

Cyvex's anthocyanin-rich extract is ready for functional foods and beverages.

Cyvex Nutrition Inc. (Irvine, CA) is reporting that its European black currant extract is now self-affirmed GRAS and can be incorporated into functional foods and beverages.

Black currant is a source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. One type of antioxidant present in this berry is anthocyanin, which was linked to lower risk of heart attack in recent study published in the journal Circulation. Cyvex’s black currant extract is standardized for 25% anthocyanins, making it “one of the most potent berry extracts available on the market.”

To qualify for GRAS status, Cyvex hired an independent panel of scientific experts to review available safety and toxicological data.