Healthy Aging and Well-being with Mediterranean Fruit and Vegetable Extracts — Part 1

Food, Food Ingredients & Innovations, Food Sustainability & Environment,
  • Thursday, September 22, 2022

The market is more receptive to products that are as natural as possible and with similar health promoting value as the foods consumers eat up. Not to be neglected is the desire for plant-based, sustainable products that benefit healthy aging, well-being and the environment. Increased demand, in combination with recent disruptions in supply chains, has led to a heightened risk for sub-standard or adulterated ingredients with wild claims and regulatory issues entering the supply chain.

Responding to a growing demand for premium, eco-friendly, clean and sustainable botanical ingredients for the health-aware and environmentally conscious aging consumers, Spain-based global supplier of pharma-grade botanicals developed the Mediterranean fruit and vegetables extracts™. These premium standardized ingredients are inspired by the health-promoting and trendy Mediterranean diet in practical formats, backed by published studies and ongoing research on healthy aging applications such as cardiovascular, metabolic, cognitive and mood support, sports nutrition, mobility and beauty from within.

With this new line of extracts, Euromed dives deep into locally sourced, edible Mediterranean fruits and vegetables that are staple in the Mediterranean diet.


Locally grown and collected pomegranates, olives, figs, artichokes, spinach, lemons and cucumbers are gently processed with eco-friendly technologies such as the Pure-Hydro Process®, preserving and enhancing the properties of the plant’s compounds without any impurity from residual volatile solvents. The extracts are water soluble, bioavailable and highly concentrated, suitable for the most complex formulas making them versatile and unique premium botanical ingredients.

Obtained with a transparent and clean process from edible botanicals through vertical integration and full control of the supply chain, batch to batch consistency is guaranteed and regulatory hurdles are less stringent as compared to ingredients that would fall under the novel food category.

The first of a two-part webinar series will introduce the context of the Mediterranean diet and healthy aging. The focus will then move to ingredients from pomegranates, olives, lemons and artichokes, with particular emphasis on polyphenols and flavanones from these botanicals. Other more recently launched ingredients from figs, spinach and cucumbers will be presented in a second part webinar, later this year.

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This webinar will provide valuable information and solutions for a market demanding transparency with regards to how health supplements are produced, a market that prefers certified organic, clean and ecological technologies reducing the risk of chemical residuals and harm to consumer’s health and the environment, delivering on claims relating to health, quality, provenance and sustainability.

Join this webinar to learn more about how holistic, botanical ingredients from a Mediterranean diet can benefit well-being and healthy aging.


Dott. Andrea Zangara, Euromed

Dott. Andrea Zangara, Head of Scientific Communications and Marketing, Euromed

Andrea Zangara is Dottore in Clinical Psychology (University of Padua, Italy) and holds an MSc in clinical phytotherapy (University of Barcelona, Spain). He has more than 20 years of international experience in pharmaceutical and nutraceutical research and development, holding executive positions in academia and the industry in several countries. Since 2017 he joined Euromed, currently as Head of Scientific Communications & Marketing. He is Adjunct Research Fellow at Swinburne University, Australia, and collaborates with ESCOP and other international expert groups with focus on quality control in herbal medicines. He is author or co-author of over 30 research papers, review articles, book chapters or books, including on the Mediterranean diet.

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Dr. Emad Al-Dujaili, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Dr. Emad Al-Dujaili, Professor in Clinical and Medical Biochemistry, Queen’s Medical Research Institute, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Prof. A-Dujaili currently works at the Centre for Cardiovascular Science, The University of Edinburgh as an Honorary Professor. He is involved in several research projects and consultancy at other Universities on Nutrition, Polyphenols and Health in addition to hormone estimation by immunoassay techniques. His current projects are: Plant polyphenols and antioxidants in the prevention of NCD; Measurement of steroid hormones in biological fluids; Physiology and pathophysiology of the Stress response; And HPA axis and psychobehavioural endocrinology. Among his qualifications: BSc Honors in pharmaceutical sciences, MSc in steroid hormones analysis and a PhD in clinical biochemistry (endocrine) from dept. of clinical medicine, St. Bartholomew`s Hospital Medical School, University of London. He has taken various posts in academia and industry in the UK and abroad.

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Fredy Silva Fuentes, Euromed

Fredy Silva Fuentes MSc, Scientific Communications and Marketing, Euromed

Fredy has a degree in medical technology with a specialization in clinical bioanalysis, immunohematology and transfusion medicine (Chile) and a Master in Biomedicine from the Universitat de Barcelona, Spain. He is now working for Euromed in scientific communications & marketing contributing, among others, in the analysis, interpretation and development of new products and scientific marketing material.

He has almost nine years of experience in the clinical laboratory field, working in one of the most important hospitals from the health network in Chile, and he dedicated most of his time, learning and gathering knowledge about quality control management and public health.

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Who Should Attend?

  • Research and Development Experts
  • Formulators
  • C Levels
  • Project Managers
  • Procurement Managers
  • Production/Manufacturing Managers
  • Brand Managers
  • Academia Scientists
  • Health Professionals
  • Supply Chain Operatives
  • Innovation Managers
  • Contract Manufacturers
  • Consultants

What You Will Learn

Attendees will gain insights into:

  • The Mediterranean diet: key botanical compounds
  • The role of specific botanicals to the Mediterranean diet healthy aging properties
  • How to source sustainable, green and evidence-based botanical ingredients obtained from edible foods, representative of specific values of the Mediterranean diet
  • Formulation tips for final products
  • Health claims: building scientific and clinical evidence

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Euromed is a Spanish global leader in the manufacture of premium standardized botanical extracts for the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, health food and cosmetics industries. The keys to Euromed’s success are 50+ years of expertise in research and quality control, state-of-the-art technologies, sustainability and traceability from field to finished extract. The company, a subsidiary of DERMAPHARM AG, holds 7 industrial certifications and is a long-standing supplier to the European pharmaceutical industry. The firm has been inspected by FDA, TGA and KFDA and its established procedures and analytical capabilities satisfy the most rigorous regulatory scrutiny. All extracts are “pharma-grade” and produced per US & European Pharmacopeia botanical monograph requirements. Euromed offers effective ingredients meeting the growing consumer demand for natural and safe solutions to support healthier lives. Inspired by the Mediterranean diet, the company has launched an expanding line of evidence-based, environmentally friendly Mediterranean fruit and vegetable extracts™ for wellness and healthy aging.

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