Immune health ingredient from carrots debuting at SupplySide West 2021

BeniCaros is a soluble fiber produced from upcycled carrot pomace, which is a byproduct of carrot juice production.

A new, sustainable immune health ingredient derived from carrot pomace is set to launch at the SupplySide West trade show in Las Vegas this October. Introduced by Dutch ingredients company NutriLeads (Wageningen, the Netherlands), BeniCaros is an ingredient suited for both dietary supplements and functional foods and beverages.

BeniCaros is a soluble fiber produced from upcycled carrot pomace, which is a byproduct of carrot juice production, making it a sustainable ingredient that is also label friendly.

NutriLeads’s proprietary extraction process ensures the ingredient is rich in the immune-supporting polysaccharide rhamnogalacturonan-I (RG-I). The company says BeniCaros was shown in a clinical trial to help the immune system become more responsive to potential challenges as well as to stimulate beneficial gut microorganisms and their metabolites, at a daily dose of 0.3 grams. The firm says there is “robust preclinical and clinical research” showing the efficacy of BeniCaros.

In a press release, Ruud Albers, PhD, chief scientific officer for NutriLeads, said, “I have been active in this field for more than 25 years and have never seen another ingredient with such distinctive data supporting its effectiveness.” He added, “There are many immune health ingredient options out there but very few that work like BeniCaros and even fewer that work with the same efficacy to support immune function.”