COOKEVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 20, 2019/PRNewswire/ -- In support of recent FDA Initiatives and Guidance to safeguard production, conditioning, and distribution of sprouts, ISS and its SunGarden™ Seed division invested in a state-of-the-art technology and processing facility that uses a proprietary, exclusive, eco-friendly, organic, non-thermal treatment and sanitation of sprouting seeds to achieve a 5-log to 6-log reduction of pathogens. Current industry practices achieve only a 3-log reduction. This means that SunGarden's proven technology reduces pathogens up to 1,000,000 times, while current industry practices reduce pathogens only up to 1,000 times. SunGarden™ completed a thorough, scientific validation study led and conducted by Novolyze, a worldwide credible organization, confirming that this organic treatment process achieves a 5-log to 6-log reduction of pathogens. The process and the results of the validation study were presented to the FDA and are available for review to all interested parties and sprout growers. SunGarden™ Seed treatment provides the safest seeds, while at the same time maintains germination and keeps the seed in its raw, natural state with
SunGarden™ Sprouts Makes Broccoli and Kale Sprouts the New Grocery List Necessities: Natural Remedies in the Produce Section
SunGarden™ Sprouts is using its platform as the leader in the sprouting industry to ensure that consumers have access to fresh broccoli and kale sprouts and sprout powders by making them readily available in more grocery stores. For three decades, these superfoods have been thoroughly studied for their wondrous health-inducing properties. “These sprouts are not just plants,” said Michael Gilpatrick, Account Executive. “They are an organic remedy for a lifetime of wellness.” Broccoli and kale sprouts may be tiny, premature vegetables, but these superfoods get their immense superpowers from the compound sulforaphane. To simply define, sulforaphane is a compound obtained from eating cruciferous vegetables like kale and broccoli, and has been proven to improve heart health, prevent cancer, and provide anti-aging benefits, with numerous supporting testimonials. Broccoli and kale sprouts are the richest sources of sulforaphane compared to all vegetables and sprouts. In fact, broccoli sprouts have 50 times more sulforaphane than raw broccoli. The sprouting experts at SunGarden™ Sprouts have perfected a proprietary recipe that starts with the highest
With new innovations, SunGarden™ works to bring more consumer confidence to the sprout industry and to grow the industry as a whole.
With new innovations, SunGarden™ works to bring more consumer confidence to the sprout industry and to grow the industry as a whole. By Staci Davidson As the healthcare industry tells us to increase our intake of vegetables and greens, the International Sprout Growers Association likes to note that sprouts are a good low-calorie source of protein and vitamin C. Alfalfa, mung bean, radish, soybean and wheat sprouts also offer a nice, healthy crunch on sandwiches or in salads. International Specialty Supply (ISS), Cookeville, Tenn., is the one-stop shop for commercial sprout growers, providing the industry with sprouting seed, sprouting equipment, sprouted fresh products and sprout powders since its inception in 1979. With the business units of SunGarden™ and Sentrex Manufacturing, ISS offers natural ingredient sprout powders, manufacturing equipment, sprouting supplies, sprout packaging and seed, and helps growers and processors with HACCP plans, third-party safety inspections and design of facilities. SunGarden™ is the business division of ISS that offers natural sprout powders, fresh sprouts, and treated sprouting seed. As a global
SunGarden™ Seed Partners with Agri-Neo to Revolutionize Food Safety in the Sprouting Industry: Organic, Eco-Friendly Seed Treatment Replaces Caustic Chemicals and Achieves Highest Pathogen Reduction
COOKEVILLE, Tenn., effective March 15, 2019 --International Specialty Supply, a global leader in the sprouting industry, introduces SunGarden™Seed, the ultimate premium line of sprouting seed that tackles the biggest fear surrounding sprout consumption: the risk of foodborne illnesses. According to the Center of Disease Control, since 1996, there have been more than 30 foodborne illness outbreaks traced back to sprouts; most outbreaks were traced back to contaminated seed. Similar outbreaks may be eliminated by using SunGarden™Seed’s new pathogen reduction process. In an exclusive partnership with Agri-Neo Inc., SunGarden™Seed utilizes Agri-Neo’s EPA and FDA-approved Neo-Pure™ technology to achieve a 4-log (10,000 times less) to 6-log (1,000,000 times less) reduction of pathogens while safeguarding the nutritional profile, germination, taste, and texture of the seed. Industry standard sanitation processes achieve only a 3-log (1,000 times less) reduction of pathogens while also using harsh chemicals. Agri-Neo’s all-natural, scientifically-validated Neo-Pure™ solution provides a higher reduction of pathogens compared to the industry standard. This pathogen reduction process combined with SunGarden™ Seed’s already-proven seed testing protocol are
Erucin, a new promising cancer chemopreventive agent from rocket salads, shows anti-proliferative activity on human lung carcinoma A549 cells. FoodChem Toxicol. 2009 Jul;47(7):1430-6.Epub 2009 Mar 27. Melchini A, Costa C, Traka M, Miceli N, Mithen R, De Pasquale R, Trovato A. Dip.Farmaco-Biologico,Facoltà di Farmacia, Università di Messina, VillaggioAnnunziata, 98168 Messina,Italy. Erucin (ER) is a dietaryisothiocyanate present in cruciferous vegetables, such as rocket salads (Erucasativa Mill.,Diplotaxis sp.), that has been recently considered a promising cancer chemopreventivephytochemical. Biological activity of ER was investigated on human lung adenocarcinoma A549 cells, analyzing its effects on molecular pathways involved in apoptosis and cell cycle arrest, such as PARP-1 cleavage, p53 and p21 protein expression. Our results show that ER affects the A549 cell proliferation, enhancing significantly p53 and p21 protein expression in a dose-dependent manner (p<0.001). PARP-1 cleavage occurs only after exposure to high concentrations of ER (50 microM), in accordance to previous studies showing similar bioactivity of other isothiocyanates (ITCs). Our study reports for the first time that the induction of p53, p21 and PARP-1