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Rowan Berry Extract

Clean Label alternative to chemical preservatives!

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Rowan Berry Extract is a clean label mold inhibitor derived from the small, acidic fruit of the hearty Rowan or Mountain Ash tree. 

What is Rowan Berry Extract?

Rowan berry extract is an anti-microbial agent which can be used to inhibit the growth of mold in perishable goods. Rowanberries have a high nutritional content and are rich in vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants. Rowanberries have long been used to aid with digestive and respiratory issues and may even boost the immune system.

What is SOR-Mate?

SOR-Mate is a clean label mold inhibitor used as an alternative to chemical preservatives. Adding SOR-Mate to your edible products will extend their shelf life while maintaining the overall quality. A gluten-free version of SOR-Mate is also available!

What foods can SOR-Mate / Rowan Berry Extract be used in?

The demand for clean and natural ingredients by consumers is increasing. SOR-Mate is derived from fruit and plants, making it a desirable ingredient. SOR-Mate can be used in foods as an alternative wherever chemical preservatives are needed. Baked goods, jams, liqueurs, and more can all benefit from the addition of rowanberry extract.

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What is a Rowan Berry/Rowanberry (Sorbus aucuparia L.)?

Sometimes called rowanberries, mountain ash berries, dogberries, rowan berries are small fruits found on mountain-ash trees or shrubs. Also known as rowans, mountain-ash trees grow in cooler climates and are commonly found throughout North America, Northern Europe, Western Siberia, New Zealand, and North Asia. Rowans produce clusters of white flowers which yield green fruit that ripens to a dark scarlet color.

Rowan berries are packed with nutrition. High in vitamin C, antioxidants, and fiber, rowan berries were once used as a remedy for scurvy. Like many berries, rowanberries also have flavanols, tannins, polyphenolic compounds, and anthocyanins. Rowanberries have also been used to stimulate appetite, as an anti-inflammatory, and to treat various diseases. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What are rowan berries used for?

Rowan berries are used in jams, jellies, liqueurs, alcoholic beverages, pies, soups, vinegars and more. Rowan berries pair favorably with sugar, ginger, honey, apples, pears, oranges, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, basil, peppermint, and more. J&K Ingredients used rowan berries to create an extract used to extend the shelf life of perishable goods, acting as a clean alternative to chemical preservatives.

How has rowan berry extract grown in the food category?

The desire for clean ingredients increases every day. Rowan berry extract is perceived as desirable by health-conscious consumers who see the benefit of eating more plant forward products that benefit their bodies.

What food categories can utilize rowan berry extract?

Rowan berry extract can be used in foods where sorbic acid or potassium sorbate are needed, including baked goods, sauces, spreads, jellies, beverages and more.

What are SOR-Mate product details?

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Where can I get technical specifications on SOR-Mate?

If you are ready to learn more about how SOR-Mate can be used in your products or to receive technical information on SOR-Mate such as kosher status, vegan status, appearance, usage, specifications, nutritional composition, food intolerance charting and more, all details can be requested using the form above, or directly on our SOR-Mate page.