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  • A natural cognitive enhancer derived from tamarillo (Solanum betaceum)
  • Contributes to the improvement of memory, learning and mood
  • Suitable for dietary supplement applications
  • Water-soluble for functional beverage applications
  • Naturally rich in B vitamins, vitamin C and minerals


Tamarillo (Solanum betaceum), also known as tree tomato or tomate de arbol, is a member of the Solanaceae or nightshade family – a well-known group of plants cultivated for both food and for medicinal use. Tamarillo is native to South America and is consumed fresh, or in beverages and has a historical and modern use in both sweet and savory dishes.


Health benefits

Rich in B-complex vitamins, vitamin C as well as minerals, fiber and antioxidants, MentarilloTM has demonstrated potent antioxidant activity which complements its recognized effect on cognition. MentarilloTM has been shown to activate human dopamine receptor 1 which is strongly responsible for memory, learning and mood.



Using a bio-assay guided approach, Frutarom has determined that MentarilloTM may provide an ideal candidate as a cognitive enhancer due to its well- characterized mode of action on the dopamine receptor, one of the most important neurotransmitters in regulating brain function. Dopamine plays a critical role in cognition, working memory, learning ability, sleep regulation and mood. Decreased levels of dopamine are generally age related and results in progressive cognitive impairments.


Product information

Standardized on: Organic acid > 4%
Type of extract
: Powder
Dosage: 750 mg extract/day



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