Bioperine (Black Pepper Extract)


    Off white to slight yellow powder with characteristic odour. Plant /part used:Piper nigrum / Fruits


    (by HPLC - Content of piperine)
    95 to 102% on dried basis
    (by HPLC)
    SolubilitySoluble in alcohol and in glacial acetic acid; insoluble in water
    Bulk DensityTapped: 0.55g/ml - 0.85g/ml
    Loose: 0.3g/ml - 0.65g/ml
    Heavy metalsMax 10 ppm
    CadmiumMax 1 ppm
    ArsenicMax 0.2 ppm
    Loss on dryingMax 2 %
    Melting Range126 to 132°C
    Residual solventsComplies
    LeadMax 3 ppm
    Residue on ignitionMax 0.1 %
    Mesh Size
    (Sieve test - passes through)
    Min 95 % (80 Mesh)
    MercuryMax 0.1 ppm
    Shelf life5 Years


    Total plate countMax 3000 cfu/g
    YeastsMax 100 cfu/g
    MouldsMax 100 cfu/g
    Staphylococcus aureusAbsent /10g
    Pseudomonas aeruginosaAbsent /10g
    Bacterial EndotoxinAbsent /10g
    SalmonellaAbsent /10g
    Escherichia ColiAbsent /10g

    Since it is a herbal product there is likely to be minor colour variation because of the geographical and seasonal variations of the raw material

    Direct Food Ingredients will ensure that any material supplied this specification will confirm to the above physical and chemical properties. However, we have no control over the use of the material and can accept no responsibility for problems caused by the customer's failure to ensure the material supplied is suitable for the intended use.

    This specification has been last modified on Fri 25 March 2011 (499)

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