Nutraceutical ingredients such as probiotics and other dietary nutritional supplements can be freeze dried to prolong their shelf life.
Benefits of Freeze Dried Nutraceuticals
Similar to pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals can be freeze dried as a means of preservation. Such products include freeze dried probiotics, biological cultures, and other nutritional and dietary supplements.
Other benefits of freeze drying nutraceuticals include:
- Decreased weight – Removing the water content from nutraceutical products reduces their overall weight, making them easier to store and transport.
- Enhanced shelf life – This process greatly enhances the shelf life of nutraceutical products that would normally spoil in a short period of time. It allows them to be transported long distances and stored for extended amounts of time without worry.
- Preserved nutritional content and taste – Freeze drying nutraceuticals preserves the nutritional content without sacrificing flavor (if applicable, such as with medicinal mushrooms and seeds). In an industry where nutrition is everything, preserving nutrition is extremely important.
Lyophilization in the Nutraceutical Industry
Nutraceutical ingredients are processed in a plant that’s separate from our freeze dried food products for health and safety purposes. This prevents cross contamination of our products and enhances the quality of both types of products.
At OFD, we work with nutraceutical manufacturers to freeze dry ingredients for their private label brands. Our state of the art facilities makes it easy to preserve the nutritional value and flavor of nutraceutical products to give your customers the quality they deserve.
OFD is privileged to work with nutraceutical manufacturers. We’re proud of the great products produced and the health benefits that come with them.
If you’re a nutraceutical manufacturer and you’re interested in learning more about our services, contact us online or call at 541.926.6001. We’d be happy to help bring your healthy product to life.