Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Teavigot? Teavigo?

If you're like me, you've probably never heard of a company called DSM Nutritional Products. But, as luck would have it, DSM has patented a process that allows them to concentrate one of the key components of green tea, a substance known as epigallocatechin gallate (say that three times fast), which is known more simply as EGCG. DSM is going to be marketing this stuff under the brand name Teavigot, or Teavigo - I'm a little confused on this point - for use in foods, beverages and supplements.

If this sort of thing gets you going and you'd like to read all about the many wondrous health benefits from using this stuff, be sure to read the full article (or press release?) here. And for more on the assorted and sundry health benefits of tea, refer to my humble little piece, posted a few weeks back.

I couldn't resist pulling one quote from the Teavigot/Teavigo article, the one that states, "In all markets the major reason for not using green tea products is its unpleasant taste." For criminy sakes, who are these people and what kind of green tea are they drinking? Unpleasant taste indeed.

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