Making Better Cola Sodas

Mixing Coca Leaf Extracts With Cola Sodas

    



Improving cola and diet cola sodas with coca leaf extracts

     In March 2019, KukaXoco published its first article on its coca-leaf technology for improving the taste and health of cola sodas. The article, Sugar reduction via a non-sweetener from the Andes (y en español - Reducción del azúcar por medio de un compuesto no edulcorante de los Andes, teaches our technology. Here are the simple recipes:

COLA SODAS WITH 80% LESS SUGAR

Take one 220 ml can of diet cola soda as sold in the U.S. and with only one artificial sweetener, aspartame. Add a teaspoon of de-cocainized coca leaf extract (FDA/DEA approved), and a five-gram bag of sugar. Stir. Drink. Enjoy. A taste, in my opinion, as pleasant as sugary cola sodas with their 25 grams of sugar, but with an 80% sugar reduction and costing about a penny per can.

Better, use six grams of glucose to achieve the first fructose-free cola soda. It can be made even tastier by replacing aspartame with a 10:1 ratio of cyclamate and saccharin. Coca leaf extracts are not sweet, but instead a new natural aromatic flavouring chemistry that offers new, simple, pathways for sugar reduction.

DIET COLAS WITH A SUGARY-COLA TASTE

Take one 220-milliliter can of Diet Coke as sold in the U.S. Add five to 10 milliliters of ENACO coca leaf extract, and a bag of a 10:1 mix of cyclamate and saccharin. This creates a taste more similar to sugary cola sodas, but sugar-free, more so if aspartame is eliminated.

Using FDA-approved decocainized coca extracts

     Kukaxoco's technology for improving the taste of colas sodas works de-cocainized coca leaf extracts. This is important for manufacturers because such extracts and products that use them are legal for sale in consumer food and beverage products around the world. For example, in the United States, by law, decocainized coca leaf extracts are Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) for use in food products. See U.S. Federal Regulation 21 C.F.R. 182.20

     The government of Peru has a state agency, Empresa Nacional de Coca (ENACO - www.enaco.com.pe), that is ready to ship samples and production quantities of decocainized coca leaf extracts to food and beverage businesses around the world. Please contact them now. KukaXoco is working with ENACO to identify the best coca leaves in South America to improve cola sodas. Here's another beverage product using coca leaf extracts:

Coca Tea

ENACO Decocainized Coca Powder

Coca Tea

2 tbsps. cacao powder
1 (to 2) tsps. ENACO powder
smidgen salt

Coca Tea

Result? Sugar-free Hot Chocolate!!!!

     The Chemical Engineering faculty of the National University of San Marcos in Lima, Peru (the oldest university in the Americas, and one of the top two universities of Peru) has prepared a chemical analysis of ENACO's decocainized coca leaf extracts, documenting the complete absence of the the internationally-controlled cocaine alkaloid, making these extracts safe and legal for immediate use by the chocolate industry. A copy of their chemical analysis is at: CocaAnalysisCocaExtract.pdf (original in Spanish), and at CocaAnalysisCocaExtract.pdf (translation in English). This analysis can be used as part of the documentation to import decocainized coca leaf extracts without having to register with the U.S. DEA as an Importer of Controlled Substances. A similar chemical analysis has been prepared for ENACO's instant coca tea that is decocainized, available at: CocaAnalysisCocaTea.pdf. The Ministry of Health/Salud of Peru has approved these dococainized extracts as exportable without permit, in agreement with Article 27 of the 1961 U.N treaty on narcotic drugs. A copy of this permit is available at: CocaExtractExportPermit.pdf (original in Spanish), and at CocaExtractExportPermit-E.pdf (translation in English).

     Companies such as CocaCola that use decocainized coca leaves as flavoring in their beverage products, obtain their coca leaves from Stepan Company (New Jersey). ENACO supplies Stepan with pure coca leaves. Stepan extracts the coca alkaloid for sale to pharmaceutical companies, while selling the decocainized coca leaves to CocaCola and others for use in making beverages. Stepan is registered with the U.S. DEA as an Importer of Controlled Substances. Such registration is not needed to import decocainized coca leaf extracts from ENACO.


     The USAID office in Lima, is working with cacao farmers and authorized coca leaf growers in Peru, and with agencies such as ENACO and with the national cacao organization - APPCACAO, to help them bring their products to global markets. For background country information on Peru's cacao and coca industries, please contact the USAID mission in Lima (https://www.usaid.gov/where-we-work/latin-american-and-caribbean/peru).



El proceso para el des-amargado del cacao es efectivo con extracto de hoja de coca descocainizado - sin benzoilmetilecgonina (BME) (semejante al extracto que usa Coca Cola) - una proporción de peso a partir 0 a un 0.0001 de BME al cacao. Esta es una muy buena noticia para la industria chocolatera ya que el extracto de hoja de coca descocainizado es globalmente legal para su uso en la industria alimenticia. Por ejemplo, por ley, en los Estados Unidos el extracto de hoja de coca descocainizado es Reconocido Como Seguro según las regulaciones de dicho país (Generally Recognized As Safe - GRAS).

El gobierno del Perú cuenta con un organismo constituido para toda operación legal (farmacéutica o alimenticia), la Empresa Nacional de la Coca: ENACO. Esta empresa es disponible para abastecer con muestras de extracto de coca descocainizado con capacidad de remitirlas cualquier país. Usted puede contactarlo directamente. KukaXoco esta trabajando coordinadamente con ENACO para identificar las variedades de hoja de coca con las propiedades que tengan el mayor potencial para des-amargar el cacao.

La facultad de Ingeniería Química de la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos en Lima, Perú (la universidad mas antigua de las Americas y una de las dos principales del Perú) ha realizado los análisis químicos del extracto de coca descocainizado producido por ENACO. Este ha documentado la inexistencia de cocaína, sustancia bajo control internacional, en el referido extracto, asegurando la seguridad del mismo para su uso inmediato en la industria chocolatera y otros potenciales. Una copia del análisis químico realizado puede ser encontrada en: CocaAnalysisCocaExtract.pdf. Este análisis puede ser utilizado como parte de la documentación requerida para importar extractos descocainizados de hoja de coca sin necesidad de registrarlo como Importador de Sustancias Controladas con la US DEA. Un análisis químico similar ha sido preparado por la Empresa Nacional de la Coca - ENACO - para su infusión instantánea de coca descocainizada. Una copia del análisis químico realizado puede ser encontrada en: CocaAnalysisCocaTea.pdf. El Ministerio de Salud del Perú ha aprobado estos extractos descocainizados, dandole el carácter de producto exportable sin necesidad de permisos especiales, conforme el artículo 27 del Tratado de narcóticos de las Naciones Unidas de 1961. Una copia de este permiso puede ser encontrada en: CocaExtractExportPermit.pdf.

Empresas tal como la Coca Cola que usa el extracto descocainizado de las hojas de coca en sus bebidas refrescantes, obtienen el extracto de la empresa química Stepan Company (New Jersey), importadora autorizada de hoja de coca. Stepan extrae la cocaína, la que luego la comercializa a empresas farmacéuticas, y vende el extracto descocainizado a Coca Cola y posiblemente a otras industrias que utilizan este. Stepan Company si esta debidamente registrada con la US DEA como Importador de Sustancias Controladas, pero esta licencia no es necesaria para quien importe directamente el extracto descocainizado.

Con la Asociacion de Productores de Cacao del Perú (APPCACAO) se puede acceder a los productores de las diversas variedades de cacao originarias del Peru, y sus productos hoy se exportan al mercado mundial. Para mayor información sobre la producción de cacao y coca en el Peru también pueden contactar a la agencia de USAID en Lima.

     Contact KukaXoco via email or 415-981-0441 (U.S.)
     Contact ENACO via email, or +51 (1) 263 7219 (Peru)