Altimax-Saponins Chenopodium Quinoa Wild
Quinoa Saponins (Chenopodium Quinoa Willd).
Saponins are natural detergents found in many plants, especially certain desert plants. Saponins are also present in small amounts in some foods, such as soybeans and peas. Saponins have detergent or surfactant properties because they contain both water-soluble and fat-soluble components. They consist of a fat-soluble nucleus, having either a steroid or triterpenoid structure, with one or more side chains of water-soluble carbohydrates (sugars). As a consequence of their surface-active properties, saponins are excellent foaming agents, forming very stable foams. Saponins extracts are used in beverages, such as root beer and slurpies, to provide the foamy "head. " Because of their surfactant properties, they are used industrially in mining and ore separation, in preparation of emulsions for photographic films, and extensively in cosmetics, such as lipstick and shampoo. Saponins has been used as a shampoo in Bolivia, Peru and Chile for hundreds of years, and Native Americans used to make soap. The antifungal and antibacterial properties of saponins are important in cosmetic applications, in addition to their emollient effects.
Saponins extracts have a wide range of uses, mainly due to their capacity to adapt to different conditions and processes.
Food &Beverages, Cosmetic, mining (tensoactive in acid solutions to reduce acid mist emissions in copper and zinc electrowinning), agriculture (natural nematicide, wetting agent, root growth promoter); animal feed (ammonia controller, growth promoter, immunoestimulant); vaccines (adjuvant); waste treatment (increase microbial growth, improvement in oil and fat biodegradation, increase of oxygen transference).
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