Garden of Flavor, Cleveland, Ohio, has begun featuring probiotics in its cold-pressed juices that have undergone high pressure pasteurization (HPP).
Garden of Flavor offers a broad line of organic, vegan and gluten-free juices and juice cleanses made from kale, spinach, fruits and other vegetables. Three of the seven Garden of Flavor varieties—Green Harmony, Appleade and Turmeric Tonic—now feature one billion CFU of Ganeden Biotech’s patented probiotic, GanedenBC30 (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086).
“We are constantly searching the world for the best ingredients to use when preparing our juices; and after learning more about GanedenBC30, it was obvious to us that offering a variety of our organic, cold-pressed juices with the probiotic GanedenBC30 would add even more benefits to the recipes that our customers already enjoy,” says Lisa Reed, founder of Garden of Flavor. “While speaking with Ganeden we learned how important probiotics are to improving people’s lives, and knew immediately it was a wonderful fit and balance for Garden of Flavor.”
Here’s how the company describes the fortified varieties:
Green Harmony: The ultimate probiotic “green juice” that boasts cucumber, celery, kale, spinach and other dark, leafy greens along with a touch of apple.
Appleade: A delicious combination of apples, lemons, ginger and now includes immune supporting probiotics.
Turmeric Tonic: A completely new version of the original refreshing and slightly spicy juice, Lemon Pepp; which along with the probiotic, GanedenBC30, contains turmeric, ginger and mint. This unique and incredibly beneficial juice also is included in the six-pack, one day cleanse.
HPP is the process of applying extremely high pressure to a food or beverage that has been filled and sealed in its finished package, thereby eliminating harmful bacteria, yeast and molds without exposing the product to heat that can damage flavor, color and nutritional value. HPP reportedly can extend the shelf life of the juice up to 10 times and enables wider distribution in order to make the juices available wherever refrigerated juices are offered.
“GanedenBC30 can remain viable through HPP providing beverage manufacturers the opportunity to fortify juices with a hearty dose of probiotics in formats that otherwise would be impossible,” notes Michael Bush, Ganeden Biotech’s senior vice president. “Garden of Flavor will be the first HPP juice to contain GanedenBC30 and we are excited to be a part of this exciting innovation in functional beverages.”