Botanic Innovations grain, nut, herb, fruit, spice and vegetable oils and flours are produced from premium-grade botanicals using our proprietary NatureFRESH-Cold Press™ manufacturing technology. This special process gently extracts oils, fibers and concentrated, dried powder-meals from natural bio-masses (botanicals) using nominal pressure, resulting in cooler processing temperatures than extrusion processes and without any distillation, harsh chemicals or synthetic ‘stripping.’
Botanic Innovations proprietary oils, Nutri-Powder and Nutri-Powder Meal are exceptionally pure, powerful and nutritionally rich — exploding with natural aromas, flavors and colors.
These all-natural ingredients contain a full spectrum of concentrated antioxidant activity, healthy fatty acids and other valuable phytochemicals (naturally occurring plant constituents). Our oils and flours retain naturally complementary antioxidant activity lost through traditional processing, and therefore have a naturally long shelf life without the need for artificial preservatives.
A number of different methods are used by various manufacturers to extract oil from plant materials. High-volume oil expeller methods utilize mechanical pressure and friction, generating temperatures of 185° Fahrenheit or higher, while other techniques employ petroleum-based chemical solvents (hexane) or alcohol. Each of these methods causes major physical and chemical changes in the natural botanical oils, particularly to the fragile phyto-chemicals and nutrients, including essential fatty acids. Additionally, some of these harsh processing techniques may leave traces of undesirable chemical residues in the final ingredient. The flavor, color, aroma and nutritional content of the oils and flours vary greatly based upon the manufacturing process. Heat, light, oxygen and solvents adversely affect the inherent nutritional properties of the processed oil and flours.
Botanic Innovations employs NatureFRESH-Cold Press™ technology to process materials under moderately-high pressures and very low temperatures in an inert atmosphere during extraction and bottling to help prevent oxidation. These painstakingly extracted ingredients are truly ‘extra-virgin’ thereby delivering high nutritional value while retaining their natural flavor characteristics. The result is ultra-pure oil with optimal nutritional properties.