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Fenugrec (graines) extrait CO2-to (bio), DE-ÖKO-013
Product-No.: 088.003


Matières Premières:
Trigonella foenum-graecum – Seeds, dried, from organic farming

Fabrication:
By supercritical fluid extraction with natural carbon dioxide, no solvent residues, no inorganic salts, no heavy metals, no reproducible microorganisms [1]. The extract is stabilized with FLAVEX Rosemary Antioxidant (organic).

Ingrédients:
Fatty oil with 35 – 45 % linoleic acid (C18:2 w6), 20 – 40 % linolenic acid (C18:3 w3). The extract contains only traces of essential oil with sotolon (3-hydroxy-4,5-dimethyl-2(5H)-furanone) as specific component responsible for the typical fenugreek flavour.

Utilisation:

Fenugreek seeds are a common ingredient in Indian spice mixtures, especially curry mixtures. Furthermore, fenugreek seed extract can be used for flavouring seasoning sauces such as soya or fish sauces. Fenugreek seeds can also be used to produce various mustard specialities [2].*

The FLAVEX fenugreek seed extract is rich of the essential fatty acids linoleic acid and alpha linolenic acid. A daily intake of linoleic acid and alpha linolenic acid reduces the LDL-cholesterol concentrations and helps to maintain a healthy blood cholesterol level [3, 4]. Therefore, the use of FLAVEX fenugreek seed extract is suitable in food supplements for healthy blood cholesterol level. Furthermore, the extract is useful in food supplements for children, as essential fatty acids like linoleic acid and alpha linolenic acid are important for proper growth and development of children [5].*

Fenugreek seed extract can be used as a fragrance in perfumes or other cosmetic products, as well as in skin care products to improve skin elasticity and moisture [6,7].*

Littérature:
[1] P. Manninen, E. Häivälä, S. Sarimo, H. Kallio : Distribution of microbes in supercritical CO2 extraction of sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) oils : Zeitschrift für Lebensmitteluntersuchung und -Forschung / Springerverlag (1997) 204: 202-205
[2] Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung (BfR) : Bedeutung von EHEC O104:H4 in Bockshornkleesamen, die zu anderen Lebensmitteln als Sprossen und Keimlingen weiterverarbeitet werden : Aktualisierte Stellungnahme Nr. 031/2011 des BfR vom 26. Juli 2011
[3] European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) : Opinion on the substantiation of health claims related to alpha-linolenic acid and maintenance of normal blood cholesterol concentrations (ID 493) and maintenance of normal blood pressure (ID 625) pursuant to Article 13(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 : EFSA Journal 2009
7(9):1252
[4] European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) : Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of health claims related to linoleic acid and maintenance of normal blood cholesterol concentrations (ID 489) pursuant to Article 13(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 : EFSA Journal 2009
7(9):1276
[5] European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) : Scientific substantiation of a health claim related to α-linolenic acid and linoleic acid and growth and development of children pursuant to Article 14of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 : The EFSA Journal (2008) 783, 1-9
[6] N. Akhtar, MK. Waqas, M. Ahmed, T. Saeed, G. Murtaza, A. Rasool, MN. Aamir, SA. Khan, NS. Bhatti and A. Ali. : Effect of Cream Formulation of Fenugreek Seed Extract on Some Mechanical Parameters of Human Skin : Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research August 2010
9 (4): 329-337
[7] European Commission Health & Consumers Directorate. : Cosmetic Ingredients and Substances (CosIng®) Database. : Brussels, Belgium: European Commission.

* Statements summarise literature evidence and have informative character. They might be derived from in vitro or animal tests and thus not be substantiated for humans. Statements have not been evaluated by competent authorities and do not refer to finished products. The marketer of any finished product containing any FLAVEX extract as ingredient is responsible for assuring that the claims made for his product are lawful and comply with all applicable laws and regulations of the country in which the product is to be sold.