Z Trim Holdings, Inc. ("ZTH") (OTC Markets: ZTHO – News), an AgriTech company providing value-added, highly functional ingredients to a variety of industries, announced today the commercial launch of a food-grade, soluble dietary fiber ingredient called Biofiber Gum ("BFG"). BFG is a high quality emulsifier that not only has outstanding microencapsulation capabilities relative to leading gums, but can also supplement the delivery of essential dietary fiber. In addition, ZTH believes that BFG can offer important health benefits when added to foods.
"While the components of our BFG have been available at a very high price at lab scale, scientists have been working to develop large scale production capability at an economically feasible cost for over five decades without success," said Kyle Hanah, ZTH VP of Technology. "We are very pleased to announce to the food, pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals industries that we have solved the issues that previously limited availability and that this very useful ingredient is now available in commercial quantities." Hanah added, "We have already filed several patents to protect the manufacturing process, composition of matter and applications of our BFG in conjunction with our partners at the USDA."
"This announcement is extremely significant to the evolution of our company as an AgriTech pioneer. We are excited about our continuing progress in the discovery and commercialization of new technologies and products that diversify our offerings while contributing to the betterment of public health. Along with our existing Z Trim insoluble fibers, which can hold up to 30 times their weight in water and maintain superior functionality under virtually any conditions, this BFG launch further broadens our portfolio of specialty ingredients that target the food industry and also boast an expanding array of industrial applications," said Z Trim CEO, Steve Cohen.