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Chocolate balls for immune health: Singapore firm’s new product for kids amid COVID-19

Chocolate balls for immune health

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[30 April, Tingmin Koe, Nutra Ingredients Asia]

Avida Health, a Singapore dietary supplement firm are launching a functional food in the shape of a chocolate ball amid the current Covid-19 pandemic. The product is targeted at improving the immunity of children between the ages of four and 12, containing a number of key bioactives including probiotics. These include fungi-derived beta-glucan which has been formulated by the company itself. Beta-glucan is known for its benefits for the immune system. The ingredient comes in powder form, allowing it to be used in a variety of formats such as in sachets and beverages. The chocolate ball product containing the functional food will be manufactured in New Zealand, whilst the mushrooms are organically grown with the ingredient premix being manufactured in China.

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