Peaches are known for their beautiful, sweet flavor, and their health benefits are many. But don’t wait to enjoy them: The fresher and riper the peach, the more antioxidants it contains.

Peaches are thought to have originated in China more than 8,000 years ago, and cultivation later spread westward through Asia and into the Mediterranean region. The Spanish explorers brought peaches to the New World, and cultivation began circa 1600 in what is now Mexico. Peaches today are grown in warmer climates throughout both hemispheres.

Each little peach packs a world of nutrients, including magnesium, phosphorus, iron, antioxidants and vitamins. Peaches help promote healing, aid digestion, reduce allergy symptoms, improve eyesight and protect your body against aging and disease.

Use of peaches is steadily on the rise among master chefs, pastry chefs and mixologists. Craft ales, fizzy cocktails and sweet summer treats are just a few of the wonderfully peach-infused creations that abound. Peaches are also becoming commonplace in beauty and health and wellness products.

Artiste offers quality peach flavors and extracts from around the globe for use in culinary creations, craft spirits, confections and beauty products. Each variety is uniquely special for any product application. Interested in knowing more? Need to know, ask Joe!

From the Orchard – Blackcurrant

From the Orchard – Blackcurrant

A popular European staple, blackcurrants are a “powerhouse plant” from seed to oil.

Throughout U.S. history, blackcurrants were often referred to as the forbidden fruit as a result of the catastrophe they once caused on the nation’s pine tree population. However, the power of consumer desire and demand has changed blackcurrants rightful place in the culinary and beauty worlds. These somewhat elusive berries are making a strong comeback due to their undeniable health benefits and beautiful sweet and tangy taste.


With high concentrations of anthocyanins, antioxidants and endless amounts of vitamins, blackcurrants are a star in the health and wellness category. Benefits such as improved blood flow, improved immune health, digestive health and faster recovery times for athletes that consumed supplements with blackcurrant are proving that these tiny, yet mighty berries should be far from forbidden.


From a simple dried fruit snack to essential oils, from wellness supplements to specialty spirits, blackcurrants have no boundaries when it comes to their diverse product application possibilities.


Artiste offers quality blackcurrant flavors and extracts from around the globe for use in culinary creations, craft spirits, cosmetics and beauty products. Each variety is uniquely special for diverse product application. For more information on our blackcurrant products or any of our other specialty ingredients, please visit www.artiste.us.com or call 201-447-1311.
Artiste Announces New ‘Soil to Oil’ Collection

Artiste Announces New ‘Soil to Oil’ Collection

GLEN ROCK, NJ – OCTOBER 9, 2018 – Natural ingredients today are a powerful force in the world of flavors, fragrances, beauty, health and wellness. To answer the growing demand for premium, pure, natural, healthier products, Artiste has searched for a collection of ingredients specifically derived from fruits and plants harvested from proprietary farms, under the watchful eye and expert supervision of a master in organic chemistry.

“We’ve created a partnership with Alpha Research & Development, a specialty ingredient developer with completely transparent farming practices. We are determined to continue to offer our customers ‘best-in-class’ essential oils, as well as absolutes, extracts and organically certified (ECOCERT) essential oils that are fruit- and plant-based,” stated Joe Raimondo, President of Artiste. “There are so few companies with this level of quality products that can compete with Alpha. Dr. Nadim Shaath, a sought-after industry icon, has spent his life in the pursuit of perfection, developing products that are superior in every way. We are proud to offer these products to the US market to help consumer product goods (CPG) companies satisfy increasing consumer demands for performance products and ‘better-for-you’ claims,” Raimondo added.

Artiste’s collection from Alpha will include parsley seed, jasmine absolute, violet leaves absolute, orange flower absolute, rose oil, geranium oil and specialty essential oils like anise, basil, bitter orange, caraway, fennel, marjoram, neroli, rosemary and much more listed on Artiste’s website.

Alpha Research and Development has more than 40 years’ experience in the ingredients space. Founded by Dr. Shaath in 1999, Alpha R&D, Ltd., is a research, sourcing and product development company specializing in essential oils and sunscreens. Alpha R&D sources its essential oils, absolutes and therapeutic ingredients directly from its farms in Egypt and Tunisia. Alpha R&D offers extensive training in aromas, essential oils, sunscreens, and quality control procedures, all of which are detailed on the Artiste website. This unique expertise is one more way Artiste helps customers develop the applications and formulations that will create the finished products customers want and provide claims for new products consumers have come to expect.


Artiste is an established global flavor and fragrance specialty ingredient company serving customers worldwide. Through its network of partnerships, Artiste offers the world’s finest quality health, wellness, natural and functional ingredients, citrus, mint, extracts, oils and much more. Located in Northern New Jersey, Artiste is the ingredient partner of choice for delivering unparalleled service and consistently high-quality ingredients with supported transparency.