Utrasonic topic: "botanicals"
Botanicals is another term for plants. Botanicals are rich in bioactive compounds (so-called phytochemicals), which are used e.g. to produce health-promoting dietary supplements, food and beverage additives, medicines, or active ingredients in cosmetic products. Botanical ingredients can be produced from various plant parts, e.g. herbs, roots, flowers, fruits, leaves, seeds, or bark.
In order to separate the active ingredient from the plant, a extraction method is required. Bioactive compounds such as vitamins, minerals, polyphenols, flavonoids, terpenes etc. can be extracted by various extraction techniques such as infusion, steam distillation, maceration or solvent extraction. These extraction processes are often time-consuming, inefficient or involve toxic chemicals.
High-performance ultrasonication is a process intensifying technique, which accelerates the extraction of phytochemicals, increases the extraction yield and allows often for the use of milder, non-toxic solvents (e.g. water, ethanol, glycerine, vegetable oils etc.). As a non-thermal method, ultrasonic extraction prevents the thermal degradation of temperature-sensitive compounds and results in high-quality extracts.
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is an experienced company based in South Africa, which specializes in the production of premium extracts and tinctures from botanicals. W.Last uses ultrasonic extraction to manufacture their high-quality extracts, which are used for medicinal purpose, food flavouring…https://www.hielscher.com/w-last-high-quality-extracts-with-sonication.htm
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Vanilla extract is a flavour solution extracted from vanilla pods in a solution of ethanol and water. To produce high-quality vanillin as aroma, flavour and fragrance component, an efficient, yet mild extraction technique is required to prevent decomposition. Ultrasonic…https://www.hielscher.com/ultrasonic-vanilla-extraction-a-non-thermal-method.htm
Quercetin is a plant compound of the group of polyphenols, which is known for manifold health beenfits. To produce high-quality quercetin for food additives and supplements, an efficient, yet mild extraction technique is required to prevent decomposition. Ultrasonic extraction…https://www.hielscher.com/ultrasonic-quercetin-extraction.htm
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Bitter melons (also known as bitter apple, bitter gourd, bitter squash, balsam-pear) is a fruit high in health-beneficial compounds such as antioxidants, flavonoids, phytosterols, and saponins. Sonication is well known to intensify the extraction of bioactive substances from botanicals.…https://www.hielscher.com/ultrasonic-extraction-of-bioactive-compounds-from-bitter-melon.htm
Monk fruit (S. grosvenorii) extract and particularly its compound mogroside V is used as a natural non-caloric sweetener. Mogrosides. Ultrasonic extraction is a simple, rapid, reproducible, and reliable extraction method successfully applied to produce natural non-caloric sweetener from monk…https://www.hielscher.com/ultrasonic-cold-water-extraction-of-mogrosides-from-monk-fruit.htm