- Byproducts of coffee manufacturing are packed with beneficial nutrients and should be used in additional products and not discarded
KOLOA, Hawaii, Nov. 6, 2015 -- KonaRed Corporation (KRED) , a pioneer of the coffee fruit category and manufacturers of antioxidant juices and nutritional supplements from the unique and exclusive Hawaiian CoffeeBerry® brand coffee fruit from Kona, Hawaii, commented on a recent study citing that coffee byproducts are packed with beneficial nutrients. The research was published in the journal Food Science and Technology and noted on medicalxpress.com.
The University of Granada reported that the industry produces 2 million tons of coffee byproducts annually, and upon studying the components of said byproducts, found that powerful nutritional and antimicrobial properties of compounds in the byproducts, packed with fiber and phenols, could be used to create functional foods with significant health benefits.
President and COO Kyle Redfield said, "This study supports what we have been saying all along: that the coffee byproducts including but not limited to the fruit are actually nutritional powerhouses both beneficial to the human body and delicious tasting. The global appetite and interest is growing for our premium Kona coffee fruit based products. As leader in the functional coffee fruit category with emerging science and new, cutting edge products, we are in a unique position to capitalize on the lucrative functional beverage sector. Our products are already on the shelves of leading retailers domestically and internationally. I also believe that we will be seeing many exciting new discoveries as the scientific communities of leading universities and research based companies around the world continue to research these components."
About KonaRed Corporation
KonaRed® Corporation is the pioneer of the USA Grown, Hawaiian Coffee Fruit. The company oversees a vertically integrated supply chain starting with the highest quality Coffee Fruit from Kona Hawaii. KonaRed®, through a licensing agreement with FutureCeuticals, Inc., utilizes innovative, state of the art, proprietary patented processes that produce and market a complete range of healthy products that showcase the Hawaiian Coffee Fruit. The line of consumer packaged goods includes antioxidant rich extracts and powders from Hawaiian Coffee Fruit, which are used to produce KonaRed®'s ready to drink Antioxidant Juice, Green Tea, Coconut Water, On-the-Go Packs and 100% Hawaiian Coffee Fruit Powders. The company is also launching a line of 100% Kona Coffee products that will include the coffee fruit as well. The Company was established in August 2008 and achieved its first sales in February 2009. In October 2013, KonaRed® went public and trades on the OTCQB under the symbol KRED. KonaRed® Corporation is headquartered in Koloa, Hawaii, and its distribution center is in San Clemente, California. KonaRed® sells its products at retail stores across the U.S., Canada, Japan and is expanding into other international markets. KonaRed® products are sold in select Kroger, Safeway, Albertsons, Vitamin Shoppe, Whole Foods, 7-Eleven and many other retail outlets. More information about KonaRed® and its products can be found at www.konared.com.
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