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Rosemary Extract—The Best Choice For Natural Food Antioxidants

Nov. 27, 2020

Rosemary Extract—The Best Choice For Natural Food Antioxidants

Rosemary is native to the Mediterranean coast. In Europe, rosemary leaves are traditionally used as a herb condiment in everyday kitchen cooking, and are widely used in many recipes. Now, rosemary has come into people's attention today when it advocating natural green, with its superior antioxidant properties, pure naturalness, and non-toxic side effects to the human body.

The extraction of high-efficiency fat-soluble antioxidants from the plant "rosemary" is a major scientific achievement in the international food industry in the past ten years, especially in preventing fat-rich foods from declining taste and spoilage due to oil oxidation and rancidity. For a long time, the international food and beverage industries have been using synthetic antioxidants for the preservation of oils and foods. However, synthetic antioxidants have toxic side effects.

The "Rosemary" antioxidant is a new generation of pure natural antioxidants, which completely avoids the toxic and side effects of synthetic antioxidants, high temperature decomposition, and low efficiency. Rosemary antioxidants have many advantages that traditional synthetic antioxidants cannot match, as well as more unique advantages of their own, gradually replacing traditional synthetic antioxidants will become the mainstream trend.

As consumption upgrades and consumers become more mature, safety and naturalness have attracted more and more attention from consumers. The difference between a good brand and a general brand lies in safety and naturalness.

Application of rosemary extract in food

Rosemary extract can be divided into two types: oil-soluble and water-soluble. The former is mainly carnosic acid and carnosol, and the latter is mainly rosmarinic acid.

Oil-soluble antioxidants are mainly used in edible fats, functional fish oils and algae oils, meat products, dairy products, high-fat foods, chocolate candies, baked goods, and high-end pet foods. Its function is to prevent the oxidative deterioration of fats and the oxidative discoloration of food. Because of its excellent thermal stability, it can withstand high temperatures from 190°C to 240°C, so it has strong applicability in foods that require higher temperatures or require high temperature sterilization in the processing of baked foods, fried foods, etc. Water-soluble antioxidants can be widely used in various beverages, aquatic products, and natural water-soluble pigments. The product also has strong antioxidant capacity and can withstand high temperatures above 100°C.

As a natural food antioxidant, rosemary extract also has antiseptic and antibacterial properties. After testing, it has a strong inhibitory and killing effect on Escherichia coli and Vibrio cholerae. It is the first choice for green food.

Application of rosemary extract in the fields of medicine and health products

Rosemary extract has shown great potential application prospects in medicine. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that rosemary is warm and pungent, has the effects of fragrant stomach, calming and soothing, and is often used to treat various headaches and neurasthenia. Rosemary extract has anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor and immunomodulatory effects. As early as 1990, rosemary was put on the market as an anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and analgesic drug.

Due to the unique health value of rosemary extract, rosemary extract has become a hot spot in the field of health food. In the European and American markets, rosemary extract has been developed into various nutritional tablets and capsules, which are used to improve gastrointestinal health, anti-oxidation, improve mood, maintain healthy blood pressure, protect the brain from free radical damage, and resist environmental stimuli. Etc., and used as an antioxidant in fish oil health products.

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Application of rosemary extract in the field of cosmetics

In the current domestic and international cosmetics market, what kind of cosmetics is most popular in the market? The most likely answer should be cosmetics related to concepts such as natural, plant, and organic. According to the US website fashionmag.com, natural beauty products have become the number one growth point in the beauty and personal care industries in the past ten years, with an average annual growth rate of 20%.

Rosemary extract has been widely used in skin care products, shampoos, perfumes and other products. Rosemary has many cosmetic patents internationally. Rosemary extract is an excellent cosmetic additive. The product can be used in cosmetics to remove stains, resist oxidation, increase skin elasticity, and delay aging. The efficacy is comparable to the popular SOD (Superoxide Dismutase), and it overcomes the weakness of the unstable chemical properties of enzyme substances such as SOD. Rosemary can also promote the blood circulation of the scalp, improve the appearance of dandruff, reduce the occurrence of dandruff, stimulate hair growth, and moisturize the hair. It is widely used in shampoo and hair care products.

Because of its superior antioxidant properties, pure natural and safe characteristics for human body, rosemary extract will have a lot to do in advocating green nature today.

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