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An update on Herbal-Active® – a natural preservative

An update on Herbal-Active® - a natural preservative This email is an update on Herbal-Active®, a new natural preservative beginning to replace benzoates and sorbates in a wide range of foodstuffs and cosmetics. Natural preservatives pose a host of challenges in developing their application potential. As with chemical preservatives, the presence or absence of organic [...]

Freeze-Dried (Lyophilized) Wild Fruits

New Products - Freeze-dried Wild Fruits Our new freeze-drier is now fully up and running. We are producing a range of freeze-dried (lyophilized) wild fruits for chocolate coating, snack foods, breakfast cereals etc. The range includes riberries, rainforest limes, Illawarra plums, finger limes, Davidson plums, wild rosellas and of course, our star product; the Kakadu [...]

OzLIFE logo poll – Please add your choice

OzLIFE logo poll – Please add your choice OzLIFE logo judging Please let me have your opinion as to which logo you prefer. Please click your preferred logo concept and submit the form.*Option 1Option 2Option 3Option 4Option 5Option 6 jQuery(document).bind('gform_post_render', function(event, formId, currentPage){if(formId == 2) {} } );jQuery(document).bind('gform_post_conditional_logic', function(event, formId, fields, isInit){} ); jQuery(document).ready(function(){jQuery(document).trigger('gform_post_render', [2, [...]

Some Website House-Keeping for 2014

Some Website House-Keeping for 2014 With a new Wordpress backbone and more blogs planned than last year, may I invite you to consider your subscription to the Australian Functional Ingredients, Cherikoff Bioactives and Dining Downunder sections of what we do? As my long term subscribers know, I write about on a range of topics and [...]

Is it Xmas or the End of the Year?

Is it Xmas or the End of the Year? As if the silly season wasn't busy enough, I had to fiddle with my websites and being the eternal optimist, I knew it would all go smoothly (not). Anyway, long nights, crazy days and with a lot of help from my IT guru in Pakistan we [...]

Putting Australia on the Menu

Putting Australia on the Menu I’d like to start out by saying I am really thrilled that we are seeing Australian wild foods on such high profile menus as in the topic of this blog. I am grateful for the time and commitment each chef using any wild food ingredient has invested in discovering, understanding [...]

Australian Native Extracts for Cosmetics

Australian Native Extracts for Cosmetics Australian Functional Ingredients is a specialist in supplying Australian native extracts for a wide range of applications. Food uses include nutritional mixes for concentrates, puree blends and flavourings for beverages which use the super-food status of Australian wild foods. And then there are the myriad of cosmetic products and which [...]

Herbal-Active® wins Australian Food Industry Innovation Award

Herbal-Active® wins Australian Food Industry Innovation Award I am really pleased to have received the Australian Food Industry Innovation Award 2013 for my natural antimicrobial, Herbal-Active®. I have a lot of information on my site about Herbal-Active® and the retail/food service packed pouches we market as Fresher4Longer natural food rinse™. That link is the search [...]

Environmental disaster in the Kimberley

Environmental disaster in the Kimberley The more I researched the fact of the Australian Government planning to lease land to the Chinese to grow sugar cane in the Kimberly, the more incensed I got. 33,000 ha of the pristine Kimberly coast will be obliterated to grow a single species and far more valuable wild plants, [...]

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