Tumeric, wonder herb for R&D investments

11:32 SGT October 17, 2017
There is particular focus on curcumin R&D.

Increasing awareness of the value of curcumin in the formulation of, nutraceuticals, dietary supplements, herbals, cosmetics, functional foods and beverages, and other applications is creating a plethora of opportunities for extract and ingredient manufacturers, according to research firm Frost & Sullivan.

There is “particular focus” on curcumin R&D as manufacturers are looking to differentiate themselves by offering novel curcumin ingredients using technologies that standardize its concentration to 95% and increase its bioavailability, the research firm added.

“The specialty natural ingredients industry is very active in developing commercially relevant curcumin extract products and conducting research that best serves formulators and consumers,” noted Raghu Tantry, visionary principal analyst, Frost & Sullivan.

“Suppliers with testing and development capabilities have a competitive edge in the market, as they are considered ideal solution providers to formulators and finished product manufacturers.”