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10/09/2021
Magazine
Protecting botanicals from adulteration: the importance of DNA barcoding
A test that uniquely identifies each living species, similarly to a UPC barcode, can ensure the safety and compliance of botanical and herbal products. This is the essence of DNA barcoding, a technique with many important applications, including the fight against adulteration. Discover more in this article.  What is DNA barcoding and how does it work? DNA barcoding is a method of species identification derived[...]
27/07/2021
Magazine
Voice drink with hedge mustard: a recipe from the University of Milan
The singers’ plant: this is the popular name given to hedge mustard, a wild plant found all over Europe. Opera singers have always sung its praises as a miracle remedy for throat disorders. Today, hedge mustard is also used in food preparations, where it stands out for its pungent flavour. In this article, we will shed light on its properties and present a recipe to[...]
20/07/2021
News
Summer holidays EPO
12/07/2021
News
EkinACT: the mountain Echinacea to boost the immune system
The made in EPO extract of Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench to boost the immune system     Click here to read more and to download the brochure!
22/06/2021
Magazine
Aloe vera: uses, benefits and concerns
Summer is coming, that time of the year when the skin is more exposed to sunlight. The shops are packed with products to prevent and soothe sunburn, like lotions and protective gels, many of them containing aloe vera. In this article we will investigate the properties of this plant, its uses and recent concerns. Traditional uses of aloe vera Aloe vera, Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f.,[...]
24/05/2021
News
Cinnamon Waste Material as Feedstock for the Microbial Production of Carotenoids
Good news for #circulareconomy! According to a study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Cinnamon waste material could be used to produce carotenoids and high-value molecules for the food, feed, dye, and cosmetic sectors. We are proud to have collaborated in this research project. It is an important finding from a #sustainability perspective, because the valorization of residues allows for[...]
20/05/2021
News
WEBINAR: Botanical extracts in pet food formulations - regulatory framework, benefits and trends
During the webinar we explored the latest trends in the pet food industry and learnt how COVID-19 made it more important than ever to support pet well-being through high-quality pet food formulations and botanical extracts. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE SLIDES and don’t forget to WATCH THE VIDEO! The webinar was divided in three parts, each with a specific topic. 1. Complementary feed for pets:[...]
11/05/2021
News
Marshmallow: from tradition to science
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05/05/2021
News
Join our webinar: Botanical extracts in pet food formulations
Do you work in the pet food industry and want to keep up to date with the latest trends? EPO Srl is pleased to announce a new webinar in collaboration with Saporiti Consulting. The webinar will focus on ‘Botanical extracts in pet food formulations: regulatory framework, benefits and trends’ and will be held on Wednesday 19th May at 11.30 AM CET.  Click here to register[...]
05/05/2021
News
ENOTprost: from the raw material to the high-quality extract
What is it? ENOTprost is the new extract of Epilobium angustifolium L. standardized to contain 15% Oenothein B, one of the most active compounds of this plant! The botanical species is certified by the DNA barcoding analysis. Why should I use it? Its effects are prostate-specific: anti-inflammatory and antioxidant!  The inflammation and oxidative stress should be fought  and controlled as they are risk factors for the development and[...]
04/05/2021
News
The potential efficacy of EPO’s botanical extracts on dermal toxicity due to jellyfish envenomation
Click here to download this paper (WILDERNESS & ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE 2020; 31(3): 266e72)
28/04/2021
News
A new Sicilian pomegranate extract!
An incredible antioxidant and weight loss aid!   Click here to download the scientific article to learn more about its beneficial effects
01/04/2021
News
OMEOLIPID -for lipid metabolism
Omeolipid is an association of Artichoke (Cynara scolymus L.), Caihua (Cyclanthera pedata (L.) Schrad.) and Fenu greek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) that can be used in food supplements.   Omeolipid combines the traditions of three different countries: Artichoke is a Mediterranean plant; its cultivation in Europe dates back to ancient Greece and Rome. Its active substances (caffeoylquinic acids, flavonoids, sesquiterpene lactones) are concentrated in the leaf,[...]
05/01/2021
News
Are you sure that you are using the right Cinnamon?
CINNAMON IS NOT ONLY A SPICE! Cinnamon is one of the oldest known herbs: obtained from an exotic tree, indigenous to Sri Lanka and Southwest India, it is mentioned in the Bible as well as in Sanskrit, Egyptian, Greek and Roman texts. Its inner bark, after drying and curling into rolls known as “sticks” or “quills”, is mainly used as a spice, especially in Christmas[...]
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