Boysenberry Extract


Product: Oxifend Boysenberry Extract
Product code: XBY
Country of origin: New Zealand

Product description: Oxifend® Boysenberry Extract is a high-quality extract of sustainably grown New Zealand boysenberries. A deep red/black free flow powder high in natural phenolics (anthocyanins), manufactured using New Zealand Extracts unique 100% Aqua Pure® extraction process.

Botanical description: Rubus ursinus
Other name: boysenberry
CAS number: boysenberry, a hybrid of raspberry and blackberry has no CAS number though the two species that gave rise to this extract are listed with CAS numbers.
Plant part: seed and skins
Solvent used: potable water
Equivalence: fresh/dry 200:1 
Plant preparation: wash, extract, freeze-dry, concentrate
Excipient: none
GMO: non-GMO
Minimum recommended dosage: 500 mg/g per serve

Physical, Analytical and Microbiological Detail

Test Specification Method
Appearance Deep red / black fine powder Visual
Taste Astringent Sensory evaluation
Odour Light berry Sensory evaluation
Active ingredients > 150 mg/g phenolics (anthocyanins)  AOAC 952.03 OMA online (mod)
Mesh size > 95% through 40 mesh Pass
Loss on drying < 5% BP or USP loss on drying method
Water activity < 0.25 AquaLab Operator’s manual
Pesticides residue Complies with BP 2004 Appendix XI L and USP 561 Solvent extraction, SPE cleanup, GC-MS/MS and LC-MS/MS analysis
Solubility in water > 95% In-house method
Lead (Pb) < 3.0 ppm Biological materials digestion ICP-MS
Mercury (Hg) < 0.1 ppm Biological materials digestion ICP-MS
Arsenic (As) < 3.0 ppm Biological materials digestion ICP-MS
Cadmium (Cd) < 1.0 ppm Biological materials digestion ICP-MS
Aerobic plate count < 2,000 cfu/g APHA 8.72 5th Ed
Yeasts and moulds < 2,000 cfu/g APHA 21.5 (modified) 5th Ed
Escherichia coli Negative/10g APHA 9.93 (modified) 5th Ed
Salmonella Negative/10g ISO 6579-1:2017
Staphylococcus aureus Negative/10g APHA 39.6 (modified) 5th Ed
Shelf life 24 months  
Storage In a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight
Certification Kosher certification is available on request.
Packaging 2 x10kg, total net 20kg, heat sealed foil laminate bags within individual cartons and then packed together in a heavy-duty cardboard box.

- Date of issue: 19th July 2023
- Replaces: 29th March 2023