Rad Natural Technologies Ltd.

Oct. 31, 2006
Combat oxidation with lemon balm

Rad Natural Technologies Ltd., Petach Tikva, Israel, introduces an advanced formulation of lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) extract as part of its Origanox line to combat oxidation in food.

The natural formula is a powerful antioxidant providing new solutions for protecting delicate flavors in foods without affecting the primary taste. Oxidation processes in food lead to organoleptic deterioration impacting taste, color and texture. The food industry seeks natural solutions to extend the shelf life of milder-tasting products while maintaining product freshness and flavor.

Traditional natural antioxidants, such as rosemary extracts used in meat and savory applications, have a strong taste and are not applicable to more delicate applications such as sweet or neutral snacks and baked goods. To overcome this challenge, Rad selected superior varieties of lemon balm to create its unique Origanox formulation which is mild in taste and highly effective. The new Origanox is an all-natural, solvent-free product enabling producers to offer a clean-label declaration and provide fresher and longer shelf-life for products.