Sabinsa Gets Another Patent for Selenium-Enriched Garlic

July 24, 2012

SelenoForce is now patented in New Zealand, where this selenium-enriched garlic powder can be especially beneficial.

Sabinsa Corp. (East Windsor, NJ) has secured its third patent for SelenoForce, a selenium-enriched garlic powder. Already holding patents for the ingredient in the United States and European Union, Sabinsa has now secured a particularly important patent for SelenoForce in New Zealand.

SelenoForce is made by drying and powdering garlic bulbs enriched with organic selenium compounds. The entire process occurs through a hydroponic method, yielding garlic powder with 1000 ppm of bioavailable selenium.

“This patent is particularly important for us, as it opens new possibilities for fortifying selenium in the diet in New Zealand, which has deficient soil,” said Anurag Pande, PhD, Sabinsa vice president of scientific affairs. “Selenium status in the population of New Zealand remains low compared to other countries.”

The SelenoForce patent is Sabinsa’s 74th global patent. It is valid until 2026.