Nerina strawberry: darker, healthier and aromatic.

Iprona AG through cultivar selection, has recreated a black strawberry named Nerina maximizing polyphenols and anthocyanins. The name “Nerina” comes from the Italian word for black “nero” and the diminutive “ina”.

Before strawberries became light red in color, the original forest strawberries were smaller, darker, and healthier, with a much higher antioxidant content in form of polyphenols and vitamin C.

With the growing consumer demand for healthy living, Iprona set out to bring back the original dark, wild, healthy strawberry cultivar.

With Nerina, Iprona is making a clear statement: “healthy with attitude”. The normal supermarket strawberry has been increasingly cultivated for its looks, sweetness and bright red color, while sacrificing its phytonutritional content.

Iprona is presenting a dark strawberry packed with 18 times more anthocyanins than the normal strawberry. Below is a comparison of the antioxidant content of the regular strawberry and Nerina:

Iprona offers this new product as both a standardised soluble powder and liquid, manufactured with its unique membrane extraction technology.

Polyphenolic antioxidants have well documented health benefits, ranging from their positive effects on the cardiovascular system, to their positive effect on blood sugar regulation (Riitta Törrönen, E. S. (2010). British Journal of Nutrition).

Discover Iprona´s unique world of red forest fruits, to use for your next new product formulations.

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Fredericks et. al (2013). High anthocyanin strawberries through cultivar selection. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture.

Riitta Törrönen, E. S. (2010). Berries modify the postprandial plasma glucose response to sucrose in healthy subjects. British Journal of Nutrition, S. 1094-1097.

Sara Tulipani, B. M. (23. January 2008). Antioxidants, Phenolic Compounds, and Nutritional Quality of Different Strawberry Genotypes. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, S. 56, 696-704.

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