NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF. — Layn Natural Ingredients announced Aug. 25 it has expanded its line of Non-GMO Project Verified botanical extracts for use in food and beverage applications, including pet food and treats.

The company, which provides natural botanical extract ingredient solutions to answer demand for more transparent, cleaner-label ingredients, previously offered plant-based sweeteners including stevia, monk fruit, sweet blackberry and NHDC in its Non-GMO Project Verified line. Now, the portfolio will include polyphenol-rich extracts offering functional benefits for pet nutrition, dietary supplements, sport nutrition, and food and beverage products.

These new additions include apple, citrus, Galla chinensis, ginger, grape seed, green coffee bean, green tea, magnolia bark, pomegranate, pu’erh tea, rosemary and Sophora japonica. Rosemary extract in particular is being increasingly seen in pet food and treat products as a natural preservative.

“Consumers are increasingly demanding greater transparency and trust,” said Collette Kakuk, vice president of global marketing at Layn. “As a global, fully vertically integrated botanical extracts ingredient innovator and supplier, we want the world to know we take a clear and proactive approach in verifying that these ingredients widely used in food, beverage, and supplements, as well as in pet and animal nutrition markets, do not contain any GMOs.”

According to Layn, the global market for non-GMO ingredients is expected to grow at a CAGR of 15.7% between 2021 and 2026. These new Non-GMO Project Verified extracts are expected to meet this market demand.

Layn Natural Ingredients worked with NSF International to achieve non-GMO ingredient validation for these additions.

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