Valensa International

Feb. 7, 2007
Eat Your Chia Pet
Valensa International introduces Tresalbio, a new botanical extract that will allow the producers of nutraceuticals, functional foods and other health-promoting products to deliver premium quality, high functional-density omega-3 fatty acids to consumers. This extract of the Salvia hispanica seed (also known as “chia” seed) delivers one of the highest concentration of omega-3 fatty acids found in nature, and Valensa’s CO2 extraction process ensures product stability and longer shelf life, while reducing the incidence of rancification, improving the taste and odor of the Omega-3 delivering ingredient. Salvia is an ancient food; one of the original foods of the New World. A highly prized staple of the Aztec diet, chia (from chian, meaning “oily”) was prized by the ancient civilization’s warriors. Tresalbio also contains natural antioxidants, such as caffeic acid and tocopherols.