For you.

Your companion for essences and extracts from Hamburg, Germany.

Naturally. For you.

Nutramaxx® is your companion in product development when you are looking for plant extracts, distillates or essences for your products. We make food more natural. We produce tailor-made extracts in consultation with you and also support you in further product development when it comes to topics such as product safety and declaration issues. In doing so, we use our worldwide network for raw material procurement, which we have been steadily expanding since 2005, and are thus able to serve even unusual customer requests. 

Vanilla is of particular importance to us. We develop extracts from vanilla beans from various regions such as Madagascar, Uganda, Tahiti or Mexico. Our focus and expertise in this area have also been reflected in our new logo.

Nutramaxx®. Naturally made. For you.

Here we show our latest progress.

What we do:

The Cosmo is back!


The Cosmo is back!

The cocktail is making a comeback at the latest after Netflix picked up the cult series “Sex and the City” a few weeks ago. Fun fact: The tart-sweet cocktail has officially been around since 1934. Our answer to the comeback? Let's take a look at the ingredients list. Cranberry and lime flavors are typical for Cosmopolitan. We also have cranberry and lime extract in our range, which can serve as interesting flavors both behind the bar and in the supermarket. The two extracts can of course not only be used in alcoholic drinks, but also in lemonades, teas and soft drinks. Who would like to find out more?

Warmer days? Let's get something refreshing.


Warmer days? Let's get something refreshing.

In these warmer temperatures, there is hardly anything more refreshing than a bitter beer! An important ingredient that also determines the taste: malt. Malt can be made from different types of grain. In Germany it is mostly made from barley or wheat. This is germinated and dried grain that produces enzymes. From sweet, caramel-like or honey-like, to floury, spicy or bitter, the addition of malt can offer variations on the typical taste. In drinks, especially beers, malt increases the fullness and can also have bread-like notes. But malt is also known as a coffee substitute and can be found in many drinks. Sweets and baked goods as well as yoghurt and dairy products can be refined with the caramel-like flavor. Did you already know this about malt?

Espresso Martini with a twist! 🍸


Espresso Martini with a twist! 🍸

This month we are devoting ourselves to drinks, cocktails, etc. and showing you interesting uses of our extracts. A classic that is currently trendy is the espresso martini. The cocktail consists of espresso, Kahlúa and vodka, but can be further refined by adding bourbon vanilla. The sweet notes of bourbon vanilla soften the bitter taste of the espresso, so that the sweet components are highlighted more. Whether with vanilla extract or finely grated pods on the foam head - the taste and bitterness can be easily controlled here and lead to special cocktail creations. It's not without reason that our logo is inspired by the vanilla orchid: We have both the finest Bourbon vanilla beans and extracts in different qualities in our range. Of course, these are not only used in espresso martinis, but in all kinds of drinks, ice cream, yoghurt and dairy products and confectionery. Who wants an after-dinner drink?

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Extracts are for us as easy as A(pple) — B(anana) — C(itrus).

From the initial idea
to market readiness:

1 How it all begins
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  • It all starts with your idea and request for a particular product or taste.
  • With counter-questions we clarify for which application the product is and which qualitative specifications it must fulfill. BIO, Naturland or Fairtrade certified? Halal, kosher or baby food? If we have a suitable product in our range by default, we will send you a sample immediately.
  • A suitable product for your wish does not yet exist? No problem, we at Nutramaxx love innovation and the challenge—the journey begins with step number 2 ...
2 Selection of suitable raw material suppliers
  • We create a supplier selection for the suitable raw material with which we can later create an individual sample for your request and clarify the following questions:
  • Do we have all documents and certificates for the raw material? And: Is the raw material available or could there be bottlenecks?
  • We then order a raw material sample from a suitable supplier.
3 Sample Production & Analysis
  • The basis for your individual sample is produced in a rotary evaporator or as an extract or macerate.
  • The process is continuously documented and, among other things, the specifications for the sample are recorded.
  • After the basic sample arrives, an extraction or distillation is performed and your individual customer sample is developed.
  • We perform detailed analyses with information on allergens, pesticides, chemical-physical parameters etc.
  • Finally, we create the final specification of your sample.
4 Your lab tests, our support
  • We will send you your individual sample and you can now start your own tests in the lab.
  • But also at this point we do not leave you alone:
  • If you wish, we will be happy to assist you in creating the recipe or the list of ingredients.
  • We can also develop ready-to-consume samples for you.
  • We are also there for you if you have any legal questions about topics such as sales descriptions or ingredient lists.
5 Final formulation & market readiness
  • The customer sample appeals to you and the end customer product is to be launched?! Wonderful!
  • In this case, we create our final recipe and a process instruction, secure the raw materials in coordination with you and produce a defined quantity with the help of our manufacturing partners so that you can start a pilot production on your plant.
  • In addition, we create your customer-specific specification including documentation and commission further analyses.
6 Delivery
  • The time has come: your individual, tailor-made product is produced and delivered!
We are aware of our social responsibility.

Not just words,
but actions:

Help Mada
Help Mada
Help Mada
Help Mada

As a company, we are aware of our responsibility to keep pace with social and sustainable standards.

The world we live in is changing, and climate change is making itself increasingly felt. We are contributing to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly way of working by making changes in our organization bit by bit and paying attention to the careful use of resources.

But our attention is not only focused on our daily work processes. For years, we have been actively supporting the association Help Mada e.V. whose mission is to improve the health and education systems in Madagascar. It is close to our heart to make our contribution at this point.

The non-profit association was founded in 2020 and has set itself the goal of working with local partners to support and implement the construction of health clinics and schools in Madagascar. We at Nutramaxx believe that the development of the Madagascan infrastructure offers the local people even more quality of life and development opportunities, which are to be considered sustainable and long-term.

Supplier Selection
Green Energy
Glass Samples
Social Responsibility
Bourbon Vanilla
Reduced Paper Consumption
Organic Products