What is fermented organic beetroot?
Fermented organic beetroot powder is a freeze-dried beetroot, produced by a patented submerged fermentation. A group of secondary metabolites, more specifically betalaines (mainly betanin) with strong antioxidant properties, is helpful in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. This powder also contains a high nitrate content, which has a beneficial effect on hypertension and circulatory disorders.
Fermented organic beetroot is a good source of:
- folic acid, an important vitamin B vitamin that is important for pregnant women and to support your cardiovascular health.
- antioxidants, including highly bioactive betalains and sulphur-containing amino acids, that support the phase 2 detoxification process in the liver and help protect the body from oxidative stress.
- phytochemical compounds such as carotenoids, phenolic acids and flavonoids. These substances give the beets their deep red colour and are important for healthy cell growth and function.
- vitamin C, fibres, potassium and manganese that support a healthy immune function.
- nitrates which ensure the formation of nitric oxide (NO) that is important for maintaining a healthy blood pressure and contribute to better sporting performance.
Why fermenting beetroot?
- Contains almost no sugars. The lactic acid bacteria consume most of the natural sugars during the fermentation process, while the valuable nutrients of the beet remain untouched.
- The fermentation has more than doubled the nitrate content of the beets by concentrating the beets.
- Much higher content of active substances due to the concentration
- Conversion of active substances to their bioactive form → higher bioavailability of nutrients
- Better absorption of the polyphenols (cut into smaller pieces) by the fermentation process
- Contains SOD-like substances
- Formation of new active substances that do not occur in the original plant
- Removing the anti-nutrients in the plant
- Presence of paraprobiotics
Paraprobiotics, defined as non-viable microorganisms, are receiving increasing attention. A considerable amount of published data indicates that paraprobiotics can improve human health and well-being.
All fermented botanicals contain SOD-like (SOD = Superoxide Dismutase), small plant molecules (molecular mass is about 200-600 units) with a similar SOD activity, e.g. hesperitin and other transformed flavonoids. These small molecules are easily absorbed by the body. They are stable because of the resistance against gastric acid, bile salts & enzymes from the digestive system.
Smaller polyphenols by fermentation
Fermented organic beetroot contains smaller polyphenols that are better absorbed by the body. These small flavonoid polyphenols in their aglycone form have a similar effect as prebiotics. They can help develop good gut flora and significantly increase the short chain fatty acids (SCFA). Gut microbiota plays a key role in host physiology and metabolism. A good balance of gut microflora is essential for optimal health. These easily absorbable polyphenols are also important for the immune system and for the prevention of cancer.
Many studies show the health properties of beetroot. It is therefore scientifically very well founded. However, it is important that the active substances are available in their easily absorbable form because this is a condition for the therapeutic power of this vegetable!
- promotes a healthy blood circulation of the body and brain.
- ensures a good detoxification of the body
- contributes to a well-functioning immune system and cellular health
- is rich in valuable nutrients such as vitamin C, folic acid, potassium and manganese
- contributes to a healthy, normal inflammatory response
Beetroot is authorized in EU for use in food supplements.
Beetroot is a plant that appears on the list of permitted plants in Belgium. It is listed in The Royal Decree of 29 August 1997 on the manufacture and trade of foodstuffs composed or containing plants or plant preparations.
Beetroot is on the Belfrit list and is allowed in Belgium, France and Italy. In France, beetroot is also listed in Annex I of the French “Plants” decree of 24 June 2014 establishing the list of plants authorized in food supplements and the conditions of their employment. Fermented beetroot is obtained by fermentation, a procedure traditionally used in food production, and does not fall under Regulation (EU) no. 2015/2283 on novel foods.
Fermedics offers you on request all technical data of this ingredient, such as Certificate of Analysis (COA), and price quotation.
Due to the hygroscopic nature, please store at dry conditions in an airtight container. Shelf life is two years at 25°C and below 70% RH in original sealed package.
MOQ (minimum order quantity) 250 kg
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