Naturex launches whole food fermented zinc for immune support

June 30, 2020

Expanding its Koji minerals line, Naturex (Avignon, France), launched Ultimine Zinc for supplements, foods, and beverages.

Expanding its Koji minerals line, Naturex (Avignon, France), launched Ultimine Zinc for supplements, foods, and beverages. The ingredient, developed with Cura Global Health, is produced using a fermentation process during which koji culture biomass incorporates food-grade zinc. The end product is a dried biomass that naturally encapsulates the zinc, delivering an 11-mg dose in a 200-mg serving. It is available in powder and granule form and is non-GMO, Kosher, Halal, and vegan. Ultimine zinc obtained GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status for use in functional beverages, fruit juice, breakfast cereals and bars, meat substitutes, rice and pasta.

“Ultimine Zinc is the world’s first fermented wholefood zinc supplement,” said Timothée Olagne, global category director, nutritional ingredients, in a press release. “It delivers high levels of zinc in a small dose and can be used in a range of food and nutrition applications. With broadly recognized regulatory acceptance, it offers an exciting new source of zinc, an important nutrient that many people do not get enough of.”