Bitter Orange Extract
HIGH POLYPHENOL & FLAVONOID SOURCES
- Antioxidants & Anti-inflammatory
- Polyphenols & Flavanoids
- Weight loss & stimulants
- Essential Oils & Flavorings
Bitter orange is native to southeast Asia, and has been spread by humans to many parts of the world. Wild trees are found near small streams in generally secluded and wooded parts of Florida and The Bahamas after it was introduced to the area from Spain where it had been introduced and cultivated heavily beginning in the 10th century by the Moors. It is a hybrid between Citrus maxima (pomelo) and Citrus reticulata (mandarin).
Citrus bioflavonoids constitute an important series of flavonoids. They are derived naturally from citrus fruits, and they have been shown to act synergistically with vitamin C to neutralise free radicals. The major bioflavonoids found in citrus fruits are diosmin, diosmetin, hesperidin, naringin, naringenin, narirutin, neohesperidin, nobiletin, tangeretin, quercetin, rutin, eriodictyol and eriocitrin.
The versatility of citrus bioflavonoids makes them an ideal addition in food, beverage and dietary supplement applications. They can be suspended in liquids and may be used in a variety of beverages. They provide bitter and sour taste notes for specialty beverages, including beer. They also serve as natural preservatives, providing another benefit for food and beverage products. Citrus bioflavonoids are ideal for applications targeting support for the immune system, respiratory health, cognitive health, vascular integrity, metabolism, cholesterol, joint health and systemic antioxidant support.
100% Bitter Orange (Botanical Citrus aurantium L)