Arjuna Launches Natural Preservatives to Extend Shelf Life of Frying Oil

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KOCHI, India, January 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

Arjuna Natural Ltd. launches its natural preservative formulation

for combating oxidation, thermal degradation, hydrolytic rancidity and extending the frying cycle of vegetable oils. The new, all-natural preservative formulation contains a few simple ingredients and enables a clean label. It is GMO-free, oil-soluble
and vegan. Initial response was so strong, Arjuna decided to immediately market this natural solution worldwide.

FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) has revised its standards to allow for reuse of vegetable oil in frying and cooking applications until the oil reaches a maximum Total Polar Compound (TPC) limit of 25%. Any edible oil used for frying application that crosses this maximum limit of TPC will be considered unsafe. Arjuna's novel formulation also helps manufacturers use oil for frying more quantity by slowing down the oxidative degradation due to reuse, thus keeping the oil safe.

Frying oils contain sensitive mixtures of different unsaturated fatty acids that influence oxidative stability. Degradation of frying oil occurs quickly due to a higher temperature, oxidative degradation, and hydrolytic rancidity. These cause rapid deterioration that leads to unpleasant flavours and odours, and undesirable colour changes in both the oil and in the food fried in it.

Food and food service companies typically evaluate Peroxide Value (PV), which measures oxidative degradation only and hydrolytic rancidity is measured by Free Fatty Acids (FFA) both of which fluctuate during frying. This is the reason why TPC is considered an accurate indicator of the quality of frying oil.

"Our R&D team developed a natural preservative that can help maintain vegetable oil's colour, taste, and functionality even in high temperatures and does not negatively affect the fried product," explains Benny Antony, PhD, Joint Managing Director for Arjuna. "It helps food processors fry an increased number of product batches per litre of oil with delayed TPC development and decreased time to rancidity. The new preservative formulation helps food manufacturers meet FSSAI's new standards and keep frying oil consumption economical."

About Arjuna Natural Ltd.

Arjuna Natural Ltd. is India’s leading manufacturer and exporter of standardized botanical extracts for pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries for more than two decades. Established in 1989, the company has grown in epic proportion with customers in around 40 countries and has several international patents to its credit of which majority are commercialized globally. The company has an R&D tie-up with international universities from Australia, US, Europe and Japan. The highly advanced R&D unit at Arjuna is a complete research facility for phytochemistry, pharmacokinetics, formulation, development and pre-clinical studies. Arjuna’s state-of-the-art laboratory has been approved for in-house research by the Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India. Arjuna’s production processes and products meet market-specific regulations worldwide. With a total manufacturing area of 400000 sq.ft., its four manufacturing facilities for herbal extracts meet all international standards. Arjuna, an ISO22000:2005 company, is a GMP certified, SAP driven company with Star K Kosher and Halal certification. Currently in India, Arjuna is the only manufacturer of concentrated Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil.

Media Contact : Antony Kunjachan +91-4844080400 Executive Director, Arjuna Natural

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