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Standard packaging:Natural carob syrup rich in fructose and glucoseKibbled carob pulp (Ceratonia siliqua)SpainIt can be declared as “natural fruit extract-natural sugar from fruit”Viscose liquidGolden-light brownsweet and pleasant aroma69,0 – 71,0One way container 1350 kg.
Caromax brown syrup is the most natural carob extract. It is obtained from carob kibbles using only water. This process allows to obtain all the healthy compound that carob contains.
Caromax brown syrup has a characteristic appearance, with a dark color and a strong carob flavor and fragance.
Carob tree is a native to the Mediterranean region. It is a species of flowering evergreen shrub or tree in the pea family, Fabaceae. Its pods has been used for ages, and it has a content of d-Pinitol. D-Pinitol is converted to d-chiro-inositol (DCI) in our body.
In the human body pinitol is partly converted to D-chiro-inositol and partly excreted unchanged.
Pinitol and glucose metabolism and diabetes
The hormone insulin is a key substance for the control of metabolism of glucose (blood sugar) in the body. Low insulin levels result in the disease diabetes mellitus. Insufficient treatment of diabetes can cause severe long-term damage of different types to several parts of the human body .
Since 1987 numerous studies in animals and also humans showed that D-pinitol can exert an insulin-like effect to improve glycaemic control. They suggest that there is a synergy between pinitol and insulin at sub-maximal concentrations, but this is not evident with glucose transport. It seems that no further effect of pinitol exists when maximal insulin concentrations are present. It is, however, unlikely that hypoglycemia would result from the administration of pinitol.
Chiro-inositol to which pinitol is metabolised seems to be the key substance for the positive effects as type-2 diabetics have a higher excretion of this substance. Compared to healthy persons, they have an extremely low level of this compound or lack it completely. The insulin sensitivity in humans is inversely correlated to the excretion of chiro-inositol.
Some studies indicate positive effects on long-term damages caused by diabetes like eye problems.
In several mutagenicity studies pinitol was non-mutagenic even at high concentrations.
The acute toxicity of pinitol is low. Administration to animals for 28 days did not show negative effects. Single doses of several grams are well tolerated by humans.
Long-term pinitol ingestion by humans from different plant foods which contain pinitol like soybeans
or carob pods has not shown negative effects. In countries with a high consumption of soybeans daily doses of 250 – 300 mg per day seem common. Neither have negative effects been reported
from human studies with pinitol of more than 1 g per person per day for several weeks. No unde-
sired effects like flatulence, diarrhoea, abdominal pain or allergic or hypersensitivity effects were reported. Based on the historical evidence it can reasonably be concluded that intake of a reasonable amount of pinitol is safe.
Pinitol is consumed for its physiological effects and therefore generally classified as a food and not as a food additive.
In the EU pinitol has been consumed as part of the normal diet by consumption of carob and soy products for decades if not centuries. Only consumption of levels well exceeding the intake from these sources may require examination whether the specific use has to be authorised. Health claims have to be approved by the EU under conditions outlined in Regulation 1924/2006/EC, especially art. 13 and 14.
In the USA pinitol from pine trees has been accepted as a new ingredient for dietary supplements. Use of carob pinitol would require a respective approach. FDA´s consent should, based on the identical structure and at least same degree of purity, be obtainable. Any claims on pinitol functions have to based on scientific evidence and to be accompanied by the following statement: “This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease”.
Any claim referring to treatment or cure of a disease makes a product a pharmaceutical which would require authorisation under pharmaceuticals legislation.
In Japan pinitol-containing products would qualify for FOSHU (Food for Specified Health Uses) approval provided the general requirements effectiveness, safety, appropriate ingredients and adequate quality control are met.
Euronutra is prepared to assist its customers in obtaining the necessary authorisations for their products.
High quality healthy solutions demands sostenibility
Sustainable ingredients is the only way to work for Euronutra. For that, our company works in a long-term basis with local agents and research centers seeking always the best raw materials improving the impact in the harvesting, manufacturing trying to improve the lives of all the actors involved in the circle of the product till the final consumers.
Carob is harvested in Spain that grows on non-irrigated trees without the use of pesticides or fertilizers.Looking for the best varieties, lands and people has taken dozens of years but it give us a sustainable raw material, supplier and better planet for next generations.Using water-soluble technologies and next generation gentle technologies minimizes the impact that industrial activities currently has.