Rich in valuable nutrients, the fleshy leaves of purslane (Portulaca oleracea) are appreciated as a culinary ingredient worldwide. Purslane also has a long tradition of medicinal use, and in Near Eastern folk medicine the plant is treasured for its positive impact on blood glucose levels with regular use.
Frutarom has developed a scientifically supported, highly concentrated purslane herb extract, Portusana® (EFLA®308). The development of the activity profile of Portusana® focuses on the synergy between the multiple constituents found in the plant. Portusana™ has been shown to support blood glucose metabolism by acting on three key mechanisms that regulate blood sugar levels.
The quality and consistency of the raw materials, as well as the process and extraction technologies are critical to ensure the uniqueness of EFLA® herbal extracts and the efficacy of a product. For this reason, we control the quality of Portusana® throughout its manufacturing process from the raw material sourcing to the final product.