Pharmaceutical Grade vs Food Grade

December 17, 2018

Do you know what is Pharmaceutical Grade? You may find so many soursop teas, but not all of them are created equal. So What does it make the differences? 


Basically, the raw material used in the products differ them. There are basically three different grades of raw materials. 


The lowest grade i.e. Feed Grade meets standards set for animal consumption. 

Normal grade i.e. Food Grade meets standards set for human consumption. The premium grade i.e. Pharmaceutical Grade meets pharmaceutical standards.


Each grade is compared in terms of quality and purity. In technical terms, 100% pure of raw material used and not other substances added to the products. The products must be in excess 99% purity with no binders, fillers, excipients, dyes, or unknown substances.




How to achieve Pharmaceutical Grade.

3 main component needs to be applied by a company.  


1. Compliance. For example, the Food Drug Administration (FDA) inspects facilities, ingredients and the finished products. Each inspection must follow s standard approach. As long as you are supplying to the company are required by FDA. You need to adopted it too.



2. Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). The products are manufactured in a facility with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) to ensure its safety and lower down the risk of the consumer. 



3. Quality in terms of the nutrient level of products. How to keep products' nutrients in high value are the key. Few methods can be used:

  • To produce good quality of Soursop/Graviola's leaves, our farm is adopting Single Plantation Method. Without Flowers and Fruits of tree, all of nutrients will absorbed in the leaves.


  • Fan-Drying Method is one better option compare to the oven-drying method in lower water or moisture level in ingredients.


  • Stone Grinding/Milling is better option compare to Machine Milling in producing the powder. 


Do you know Herbs for Life by Snack Up's Soursop/Graviola Powder is one of the main ingredients for pharmaceutical companies in making their Soursop/Graviola' tablets and/ or capsules?





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