Date: Aug 20, 2014 Author: ZoomEssence, Inc. Source: Company Data (
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DAVIS, Calif. (August 20, 2014) -- Arcadia Biosciences, Inc., an agricultural
biotechnology company, has teamed with ZoomEssence to create DriZoom™ GLA
Safflower Powder, a potent functional powder for use in tablet formulas, dry-blended
powders and ready-to-drink beverage applications. The powder contains high
concentrations of gamma linolenic acid (GLA) derived from Arcadia's SONOVA® GLA
ZoomEssence's patent pending DriZoom production process gives the powder unique
benefits over other GLA powders on the market.
"Unlike traditional spray drying techniques, our DriZoom technology doesn't rely on
heat, and that results in better flavor," said Steve Hardek, chief financial officer and
director of business development of ZoomEssence, a food industry leader in powdered
flavors and food ingredients. "We don't have evaporation or oxidation issues, so the
powders have a longer shelf-life, and the process results in larger particles, which
improves solubility and dispersibility."
"DriZoom™ GLA Safflower Powder delivers 120 mg GLA per gram with neutral flavor
that leaves minimal need for costly flavor masking," said Eric Rey, president and CEO
of Arcadia, which develops technologies and products to benefit the environment and
enhance human health. "With its high GLA concentration, DriZoom GLA Safflower
Powder offers supplement formulators a higher potency, more cost-effective alternative
to powders on the market."
GLA is a nutritionally important omega-6 fatty acid with documented health benefits that
are similar and complementary to those of omega-3 fatty acids. It helps support the
body's natural anti-inflammatory response and is especially useful for managing weight,
improving skin health and maintaining hormonal balance for women. When used in
combination with the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and
docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), GLA has been shown to support heart and eye health.
SONOVA® GLA Safflower Oil is grown and produced in the United States under strict
Identity Preservation (IP) protocols and is currently available in bulk oil, softgels and
now in powder form.
For samples and more information, visit www.SonovaGLA.com.
About Arcadia Biosciences, Inc.
Based in Davis, Calif., with additional facilities in Seattle, Wash. and Phoenix, Ariz.,
Arcadia Biosciences is focused on developing agricultural products that benefit the
environment and enhance human health. Arcadia's agronomic performance traits,
including Nitrogen Use Efficiency, Water Use Efficiency, Salt Tolerance, Heat Tolerance
and Herbicide Tolerance, are all aimed at making agricultural production more
economically efficient and environmentally sound. Arcadia's nutrition technologies and
products create healthier ingredients and whole foods with lower production costs. The
company was recently named one of MIT Technology Review's 50 Smartest Companies
and was previously recognized by AlwaysON as one of the GoingGreen Silicon Valley
Global 200. For more information, visit www.arcadiabio.com.
About ZoomEssence, Inc.
ZoomEssence, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is based in Hebron, Kentucky. Utilizing
their patent pending DriZoom™ technology, ZoomEssence can deliver liquid quality
flavors and ingredients in a powder form, with improved product quality, stability,
solubility, taste and overall performance. ZoomEssence has product offerings that
include GLA, flavors, vitamins and other powder products. For more information, visit