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Mazza Innovation Launches Clean Bioactive Ingredients Extracted Without Organic Solvents Using the PhytoClean(TM) Method

SUMMERLAND, BC, March 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mazza Innovation has developed a portfolio of clean ingredients extracted naturally using the company's PhytoClean™ Method. Mazza's new portfolio of ingredients will provide manufacturers with an important opportunity to offer clean label products to the natural products industry.



"The growing consumer demand for transparency has uncovered both challenges and opportunities for manufacturers. The more natural a product is perceived to be, the better consumers feel about putting it in their bodies. Our PhytoClean™ ingredients are high-quality bioactives extracted without organic solvents—allowing companies to achieve consumer-friendly labels. These bioactive antioxidants provide exciting options that address the emerging needs of the marketplace," said Len Zapalowski, CEO of Mazza Innovation.

The PhytoClean™ Method is Mazza's patented core technology that yields clean ingredients with an earth-friendly process producing concentrated bioactives from plant materials without using solvents such as ethanol, methanol or acetone, reducing the risk of residual solvents in the ingredients. The PhytoClean™ Method works by pressurizing water at higher temperatures, lowering the polarity of the water to the levels of ethanol which increases the water's ability to solubilize bioactive compounds and causes it to behave like an organic solvent.

Mazza's new portfolio include two fruit and one green tea extract: PhytoClean™ Blueberry, a 100 per cent blueberry fruit extract, standardized to 4% or 12% anthocyanins; PhytoClean™ Cranberry, a 100 per cent cranberry fruit extract, standardized to 8% proanthocyanidins; and, PhytoClean™ Green Tea, a 100 per cent green tea extract, standardized to 30% total polyphenols, 14% total catechins, and 10% epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). Containing standardized active compounds, these innovative ingredients are 100 per cent pure plant extracts free from carriers or trace solvents.

Available as standardized extracts, or tailored to meet specific formulation requirements, PhytoClean™ ingredients can be incorporated into a wide range of functional foods, dietary supplements and beauty products.

Mazza will unveil the new line of ingredients this week at the Engredea show, which takes place in Anaheim from March 5-8, 2015. Mazza Innovation, exhibiting in Booth 187, will showcase the new ingredients and the PhytoClean™ Method.

About Mazza Innovation Ltd.:

Mazza Innovation manufactures clean, plant ingredients using a patented technology to extract bioactives using only water. Mazza specializes in extracting bioactive compounds including polyphenols, alkaloids, glycosides, and specialty carbohydrates—ideal ingredients for functional foods, dietary supplements, and beauty products. Mazza's ingredients are 100% plant extracts, free from any carrier compounds or residual solvents. Based in Summerland B.C., Mazza's portfolio of ingredients give manufacturers the opportunity to tap into consumer demand for clean label products—benefiting our health while preserving a healthy planet. http://www.mazzainnovation.com/

For more information, please contact:
Debra Hadden
Director, Public Relations
604-240-3196 | debra.hadden@mazzainnovation.com
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CONTACT: Debra Hadden Director, Public Relations 604-240-3196 | debra.hadden@mazzainnovation.comSource: Mazza Innovation