Company Supplies Apple Peel Powder

September 19, 2013

Research-supported AppleActiv delivers the healthy nutrients of apples in a convenient, neutral tasting powder.

The old adage promises that “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” and it’s that connection between apples and health that AppleActives (a subsidiary of Leahy Orchards, Abbotsford, BC, Canada) is striving for with its new apple peel powder ingredient.

AppleActiv organic dried apple peel powder (DAPP) is marketed as a new and convenient way to blend the benefits of apples into dietary supplements and food and beverage formulations, such as bars, dry powder mixes, smoothies, and marinades. According to the company, this neutral-tasting powder delivers a concentrated dose of antioxidants, polyphenols, and flavonoids without any preservatives or artificial dyes or colors.

The product is also supported by a handful of clinical research studies that underscore its benefit on a variety of health conditions, including cardiovascular health, cognitive function, immune health, and healthy stress response. The most recent study on the product spanned 12 weeks and followed subjects who experienced discomfort and reduced range of motion in their joints. The subjects were given daily doses of DAPP. At the conclusion of the observation period, the subjects reported “improved range of motion, reduction in joint discomfort, and improvement in serum antioxidant protective status.”

The ingredient will also be the subject of a presentation at next month’s SupplySide West trade show in Las Vegas, where academic researchers will discuss their findings from a recently published study on apple peel polyphenols and inflammation.