Concept to Commercialisation Botanical Innovations Case Study

Botanical Innovations Featured Celebrating Australian Food and Agribusiness Innovations Book, FIAL 2018 Apple Extract Sweetener

Challenge

Research has shown there is a direct link between high consumption of sugary products and weight-related chronic health problems including an increase in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This has led the World Health Organisation to advocate for all countries to adopt a sugar tax similar to Mexico and the United Kingdom. Botanical Innovations saw an opportunity in the growing requirement to reduce sugar in food products. They set out to create a fruit-based natural sweetener that has the ability to function like sugar in every day foods and beverages. The biggest technical challenge was to make the product function like a bulk sweetener without compromising on taste, mouthfeel and texture. Also critical to the project’s success was ensuring the product could be competitively priced to attract broad application and uptake of the product.

Solution

Botanical Innovations started by researching the advantages and disadvantages of sweeteners currently available. They collaborated with industry and research partners including Southern Cross University to develop prototypes and conduct trials. The initial prototypes manufactured were extremely energy intensive, which had a negative impact on the price. Further development was required to identify a process that used less energy and water. After 18 months, the team successfully created a pure fruit extract made from 100 per cent Australian Apple. Apple Extract Flavour and Sweetener is a new fruit-based alternative to sweeteners and sugars suitable for a variety of food and beverage applications including ice cream, sauces, ready meals, confectionary, baked goods, snacks, soft drinks and dairy products. Its ability to function effectively in both hot and cold food and beverage manufacturing makes it a valuable alternative to sugar and high intensity sweeteners.

Outcome

The key driver behind the invention was consumer and regulatory demand for alternatives to sugar with more than 30 countries implementing sugar taxes to reduce sugar consumption. This demand is translating into sales growth for Botanical Innovations Apple Extract Sweetener as food and beverage manufacturers look for alternatives to sugar that are able a maintain a products existing flavour with a reduced sugar content. It has created new opportunities for manufacturers seeking clean Australian and international sugar free labels. Apple Extract Sweetener won the Ingredient Innovation Award at the Food & Beverage Industry Awards in 2017 and is opening new domestic and international market opportunities for Botanical Innovations. The company is passionate about create new functional taste sensations that improve health and the new knowledge and skills acquired through this project provides exciting opportunities for the company in the future.

Source: Celebrating Australian Food and Agribusiness Innovations, FIAL 2017 Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Industry Growth Centres
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AUSTRALIAN NATIVE FRAGRANCES

Create new fragrances with Botanical Innovations Australian NATIVE ESSENTIAL OILS, STEM CELL EXTRACTS AND ABSOLUTES

Buddha Wood Essential Oil

This unique oil is derived from the desert loving Eremophilla Mitchelli which is only found in Central Western New South Wales and Southern Queensland Australia. An ancient oil with a history dating back to the 40,000 in song lines and traditional ceremonies from the dreamtime where the concept of time stops and yesterday, today and tomorrow are one. Buddha Wood Essential Oil has a rich woody aroma with a hint of vanilla. Formulated into male fragrances the Eremophilone provides a new note from ancient traditions.

Eremophilla Mitchelli Leaf Stem Cell Extract

Australian native fauna rejuvenates after the devastation of bushfires with temperatures rising above 12000 Celsius new leaves grow. The Eremophilla Mitchelli leaf stem cell extract has a subtle sweet aroma with a hint of strawberry. This water soluble extract has a new aroma suitable for a range of products.

Wild Harvested Australian Mimosa Dealbata Absolute

The aroma of the Australian Mimosa Dealbata is heightened by the intense spring and summer sun which create a strong fragrance that last in any application.

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Health and Wellness Products

HEALTH AND WELLBEING Flavours, Fragrances & Ingredients Essential Oils, Botanical Extracts, Cold Pressed Oils, Infused Oils, Fermentations Powders and Flours.

Australian Native Plants

Buddha Wood Essential Oil
Buddha Wood Leaf Stem Cell Extract
Quandong Seed Oil
Mimosa Absolute

Cold Pressed Oils

Grape Seed Oil
Cherry Seed Oil
Apple Seed Oil
Milk Thistle Seed Oil

Botanical Extracts

Apple Peel
Grape Seed
Grape Skin
Hibiscus Flower
Sweet Pea Flower
French Oak
Basil
Thyme
Rosemary
Mint
Persian Catmint
St John’s Wort
Herbs
Fruits

Fermentations

Fermented Papaya
Fermented Kakadu Plum
Fermented Pineapple Peel
Fermented Apple Peel

Powders and Flours

Hibiscus Flower
Sweet Pea Flower
Apple Cider Vinegar Powder
Apple Peel Powder
French Oak
Grape Seed

Infused Oils

Immortelle
Mimosa
Thyme
Basil
Lemongrass
Mint
Buddha Wood Leaf

Essential Oils

Thyme
Basil
Persian Catmint
Rosemary
Oregano
Mint
Immortelle

Apple Sweetener

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Create Nutrient Rich Cold Pressed Oils: Botanical Innovations Contract Manufacturing

Create Nutrient Rich Cold Pressed Oils

Cold Pressed Oils Contract Manufacturing

Cold Pressed Oils retain the seeds or nuts original nutrients, flavours and aromas.

Cold pressed oils are as nature intended which makes them unique and different.

Our contract cold pressing services for seeds and nuts will help you produce unique oils specific to your requirements. We are able to undertake small batch runs on our small presses and larger volumes on our larger presses.

We can filter the oil to create a clear oil free from contaminants.

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ADVANTAGE

Cold pressing create a natural product free from solvents and contaminants. The cost of manufacture is cost effective and proven.

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COMPETITIVE PRICING

Our simple pricing structure consists of:

  • A once off establishment fee.
  • A fixed price per kilo priced according to volume

APPLICATIONS

Food & Beverage

  • Flavours, Oils, Fats, Ingredients

Natural Healthcare

  • Oils, Health Supplements, Ingredients

Pharmaceutical

  • Oils, Antibiotics, Medical Ingredients, Additives

Cosmetic

  • Oils, Ingredients

MANUFACTURING SERVICES
HACCP &GMP Accredited Facilities

Concept to Commercialisation Services
New Product Development
Value Adding Waste Streams
Spray Drying
Cold Pressed Oil
Botanical Extracts
Fermentation
Essential Oils
Flour Powder Milling
Small batch runs to Commercial Production
Product Formulating Services
Research and Development
Commercial Kitchen Services
Fully Equiped Laboratory
Bench Top Trials

CORPORATE ADVISORY

Business Planning
Marketing and Sales Research and Planning
New Product Launches
Assistance with Capital Raising
Assistance with Grant Applications
Technology Evaluation, Selection and Commissioning
International Advisory Consultancies
Search and Selection Senior Management
Interim Management Services

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Health and Wellness Products

HEALTH AND WELLBEING Flavours, Fragrances & Ingredients Essential Oils, Botanical Extracts, Cold Pressed Oils, Infused Oils, Fermentations Powders and Flours.

Australian Native Plants

Buddha Wood Essential Oil
Buddha Wood Leaf Stem Cell Extract
Quandong Seed Oil
Mimosa Absolute

Cold Pressed Oils

Grape Seed Oil
Cherry Seed Oil
Apple Seed Oil
Milk Thistle Seed Oil

Botanical Extracts

Apple Peel
Grape Seed
Grape Skin
Hibiscus Flower
Sweet Pea Flower
French Oak
Basil
Thyme
Rosemary
Mint
Persian Catmint
St John’s Wort
Herbs
Fruits

Fermentations

Fermented Papaya
Fermented Kakadu Plum
Fermented Pineapple Peel
Fermented Apple Peel

Powders and Flours

Hibiscus Flower
Sweet Pea Flower
Apple Cider Vinegar Powder
Apple Peel Powder
French Oak
Grape Seed

Infused Oils

Immortelle
Mimosa
Thyme
Basil
Lemongrass
Mint
Buddha Wood Leaf

Essential Oils

Thyme
Basil
Persian Catmint
Rosemary
Oregano
Mint
Immortelle

Apple Sweetener

Contact Us For
Specifications
Contract Manufacturing
Product Sourcing
Formulation Advice
User Guides

Health and Wellbeing Product List

Health and Wellness Products

HEALTH AND WELLBEING Flavours, Fragrances & Ingredients Essential Oils, Botanical Extracts, Cold Pressed Oils, Infused Oils, Fermentations Powders and Flours.

Australian Native Plants

Buddha Wood Essential Oil
Buddha Wood Leaf Stem Cell Extract
Quandong Seed Oil
Mimosa Absolute

Cold Pressed Oils

Grape Seed Oil
Cherry Seed Oil
Apple Seed Oil
Milk Thistle Seed Oil

Botanical Extracts

Apple Peel
Grape Seed
Grape Skin
Hibiscus Flower
Sweet Pea Flower
French Oak
Basil
Thyme
Rosemary
Mint
Persian Catmint
St John’s Wort
Herbs
Fruits

Fermentations

Fermented Papaya
Fermented Kakadu Plum
Fermented Pineapple Peel
Fermented Apple Peel

Powders and Flours

Hibiscus Flower
Sweet Pea Flower
Apple Cider Vinegar Powder
Apple Peel Powder
French Oak
Grape Seed

Infused Oils

Immortelle
Mimosa
Thyme
Basil
Lemongrass
Mint
Buddha Wood Leaf

Essential Oils

Thyme
Basil
Persian Catmint
Rosemary
Oregano
Mint
Immortelle

Apple Sweetener

Contact Us For
Specifications
Contract Manufacturing
Product Sourcing
Formulation Advice
User Guides

Health and Wellbeing Product List