Wednesday May 27, 2020
We have just received our most recent test results for shelf life and potency of our Noni Fruit Leather. Our Noni Fruit Leather was put through an “Accelerated Stability Studies Test” by UBE Analytical Laboratories in California. Our Noni Fruit Leather was placed in air chambers at 40 C or 104 F at 75% humidity for 3 months. Scientifically, at those conditions the results equate to a 2 year period.
UBE Analytical Laboratories tested for Coliform, E. coli, Salmonella, Staphylococcus Aureus, Yeast and Mold. The air chamber conditions of 104 F and 75% humidity are optimum conditions for bacterium, fungi, mold and yeast to grow. Our results: “All Negative”
We also tested “Potency Retention” levels for Scopoletin (anti-inflammatory), Damnacanthal (anthraquinoe/promotes cell growth), Anthraquinone (antibacterial, etc.) and ORAC (anti-oxidants). The Laboratory tested the initial levels detected at day 1 and every 30 days thereafter for 3 months. Again, the test conditions in the air chamber are Accelerated Stability Test that equates to a 2 year period. Our results: a 1% decrease in potency after a 2 years period.
We received four pages of numbers and data from the testing laboratory. I had to call the Head Chemist and ask him: ”What do all these numbers mean?”
The Head Chemist replied: “You have a very, very stable product that keeps its potency!