Strawberries, blueberries, cranberries, Acai berries, Goji berries-what do they all have in common? For one thing, the market is always looking for these beautiful berries which have a handsome nutritive profile! Most of these berries are known for their super rich antioxidant content combined with nutrients like vitamins, minerals and fiber, and some even contain the famous omega 3s! There’s no doubt about it-berries have delicious taste, rich luscious color, and can be manufactured in diverse ways and hence have great market potential for supplement manufacturing.
As nutrient research on berries gets juicier, berry supplements are and will continue to become a craze. Berries can be canned, juiced, cooked, jammed, or used in shampoos, and adding berries to ice creams or anti-aging creams is always a plus! Berry extracts can be used alone in dietary supplements or combined with other nutrients for a powerful nutritious blend of berry potency. The end-product can be capsules, tablets, or powders.
Which Berries Are the Berry, Berry Best?
All berries are good and a combination of different berries is even better! It all depends on what you’re looking to manufacture. Berries are great for adding nutritional value to your diet and certain berries are good for addressing specific health conditions.
- Strawberries have the lowest carbohydrate density and the least amount of calories. They contain 3 grams of fiber and deliver about 200% of the daily Vitamin C dose in just one cup!
- A high amount of fiber content is found in raspberries – 8 grams of fiber in one cup.
- Blackberries, too contain 8 grams of fiber per cup and about half the daily dosage of Vitamin C, but also contain good amounts of potassium necessary for regulating normal blood pressure.
- Blueberries have impressive antioxidant potency and research indicates that blueberries are good for maintaining a healthy heart, healthy eyes and healthy brain functions.
- Cranberries are known to support urinary health and dental health.
Berries – Enjoying Increasing Popularity
The sale of berry supplements has seen a sharp increase since 2007. The biggest craze to hit the berry market that year was the Goji berry. Packed with essential minerals such as calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, selenium, along with amino acids, polysaccharides, caretenoids and with a high ORAC value, the Goji berry continues to be a popular berry to market even today. In 2008, the Acai berry got a celebrity boost shooting this berry to the Number One craze in the country. The Acai berry has high antioxidant potency, a broad spectrum of vitamins, minerals, fiber and even the famous omega 3s. In 2009, the the Acai berry found some stiff competition from the Maquis berry noted for having three times the antioxidant potency of the Acai berry!
In summary, berries are known for their high antioxidant value and rich nutritive benefits. They have been well researched and scientists believe they play a vital role in controlling free radical activity. These rich berries have an extravagant amount of healthy nutrients and generously release their potential health benefits on consumers! Their luscious flavor and color are an added benefit.
An established supplement manufacturer can help you produce berry supplements that strategically target a particular demographic or a specific health condition. The right formulations with attractive labels can heighten prospective sales and maximize bottom line profits. Contact an experienced supplement manufacturer today and find out how you can produce a line of innovative berry supplements.