Blue California, Conagen commercialize rosmarinic acid-based natural preservative

October 19, 2020
Alissa Marrapodi

Blue California and Conagen, a biotech innovator, announced the commercialization of Rosavel, a natural preservation solution with 98% high-purity rosmarinic acid.

Blue California (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA) and Conagen (Bedford, MA), a biotech innovator, announced the commercialization of Rosavel, a natural preservation solution with 98% high-purity rosmarinic acid. A naturally occurring polyphenolic compound in rosemary, rosmarinic acid contains antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. The natural preservative protects food and drink from oxidative stress, which can lead to unpleasant smells, flavors, colors, and unhealthy compounds. Rosavel itself is made by bioconversion so that it does not impart the color or flavor associated with rosemary.

“Rosavel is an ideal example how Conagen is rapidly developing sustainable, nature-based ingredients to improve on existing options in the market. We are scaling-up and commercializing this and other similar novel ingredient solutions,” said Conagen’s VP of innovation, Casey Lippmeier, PhD, in a press release.