november 1, 2023


Acerola in powder standardized to 40% natural Vitamin C is an unique solution in the global food and supplement market

General Manager of Duas Rodas’ Asia-China Branch, Juan Ponce received the 2023 New Nutrition “Nutrition Intelligence Manufacturing” Award

São Paulo, November 2023 – With ingredients present in more than 40 countries, Duas Rodas has received outstanding recognition at the 2023 New Nutrition “Nutrition Intelligence Manufacturing” Award, in the “New Plant Power” category, in China. The award was won with the unprecedented solution in the global food and supplement market, Vitamin-Ace™40, a dehydrated Acerola standardized to 40% natural Vitamin C.

This is the second year running that the company has been recognized in the “New Plant Power” category of the Innovation Awards promoted by New Nutrition, a news portal for the nutrition industry, Nutrition Box, the Guangdong Health Food Industry Association and New Plant Strategy in China.

Unique on the global market, Vitamin-Ace™40 preserves the rich natural Vitamin C potential of acerola and has a high concentration of 40% ascorbic acid, meeting the growing consumer demand for healthiness, naturalness and functionality in food products and supplements.

Manufactured using proprietary technology and processes from selected acerola fruit, with high quality standards, preserved sensory and bioactive properties and a high concentration of standardized natural Vitamin C, the ingredient is carrier free, enabling clean label claim for final products.

Vitamin-Ace™40 is part of Duas Rodas’ range of acerola extracts with vitamin C standardization and is suitable for use in dietary supplements and functional foods, such as tablets, gummies, drinks and other applications where natural vitamin C is valued by the consumer.

Natural ascorbic acid is of great interest to consumers, especially because of its recognized health benefits, such as strengthening immunity and antioxidant action to reduce free radicals. The active ingredient also has other functionalities that are increasingly valued by the food industry, such as antioxidant action in meat products and strengthening the gluten-chain in bakery products.

The General Manager of Duas Rodas’ Asia-China, Juan Ponce, celebrates the international recognition of the innovation that the exclusive acerola with 40% standardized vitamin C, 100% of natural origin and carrier free, brings to the market.

“We specialize in acerola extracts and dehydrated products. We have multidisciplinary teams that work towards developing innovative solutions in health and well-being, to help brands in the challenge of bringing innovation to their product formulations for consumers,” he adds.

The awards

The winning companies were announced during a seminar held on 19 and 20 October in the city of Guangzhou, whose main focus was the debate on ingredients for the nutrition and health industry.

The awards were given in ten different categories: “New Plant Power”; “Raw Materials New Power”; “Solution Pioneer”; “Microecological Pioneer”; “Application Innovation”; “Technology Empowerment Pioneer”; “Creative Pioneer”; “Excellent Service Platform”; “Excellent Supply Chain” and “Dosage Form New Power”.

About Duas Rodas:

Present in more than 40 countries, Duas Rodas has been manufacturing flavours and ingredients for the food and beverage industries in Brazil and worldwide for more than 97 years. With more than 10,000 customers, the company has a portfolio of around 3,000 items divided into three major markets: Flavours, with flavours, natural extracts, dehydrated products, condiments and additives and integrated solutions; Food Service, with ice cream, chocolate, confectionery and bakery products under the Specialitá, Selecta and Mix brands; and Animal Nutrition, with animal nutrition ingredients under the Statera brand. Brazil’s leading manufacturer of flavourings and products for the food and beverage industry, Duas Rodas was founded by German immigrants in Santa Catarina, where its head office is still located today. The company currently has two other factories in Brazil (Sergipe and São Paulo), three in Latin America (Chile, Colombia and Mexico), as well as six research and development centres and an Innovation Centre. Sustainability is one of the company’s strategies, and it has products with international Kosher, Halal, Organic Products and Fair for Life certifications, as well as FSSC 22000 and SMETA.