Our natural flavors
Cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) is a food that has been used for centuries.
A symbol of physical strength and longevity, the Mayans consumed it for its relaxing, stimulating and reconstructive virtues.
Cocoa has many health benefits. It is a remarkable antioxidant thanks to its high concentration of polyphenols.
Abs has chosen to incorporate in some of its formulations a dry extract of cocoa beans, Cocoapure®, which maintains the natural concentrations of polyphenols.
The antioxidant capacity of Cocoapure®, measured by the ORAC index, is higher than that of other manufactured products derived from cocoa.
ORAC Index Cocoapure®, Cocoa and Chocolates
We combined the Cocoapure® extract with the whey proteins of our WHEY and ISOLATE products. In addition to offering a creamy and natural flavor, our defatted cocoa extract rich in flavonoids protects the cardiovascular system by increasing the levels of "good" cholesterol (HDL) and decreasing blood pressure.
Cocoa protein blends also provide better recovery after exercise.
Our cocoa flavor is not a chocolate flavor. Abs uses only a defatted powder of cocoa beans, without adding other elements (such as butters).
Abs selected for its products a non-caloric sweetener of natural origin: steviol glycosides from aqueous extracts of stevia leaves (Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni).
This sweetener, the only one present in our products, helps to correct the natural bitterness brought by certain ingredients such as cocoa.
Stevia is naturally 200 times sweeter than sucrose and contains no calories.
You will find in the market other proteins indicating a natural Raspberry flavor.
However, the pink color and the appetizing smell of the preparation sometimes hides a less rewarding agent: the castoreum.
The name indicates that it is an oily secretion created from the body fluids of the beaver. By diluting, it releases a pleasant scent ... and this is what creates vanilla and raspberry aromas in perfumery and cooking!
There are other sources more pleasant but lacking as much authenticity.
We find raspberry flavors that are derived from chemical changes from fruit molecules ... All this seems far from nature!
Abs is opposed to this practice and offers real natural flavors. Our aroma comes from raspberries and nothing else!
Moreover, we follow the highest quality standards and respect the raw material during the manufacturing process. To preserve its color and its flavor, the fruit is dehydrated cold or at very low temperature in order to preserve the interesting molecules (pigments, vitamins ...) and the organoleptic properties.
Abs guarantees the highest quality standards for raspberry.