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Insects as protein supplements, the future?

Tortillas made with minced mealworm larvae, which plague stored wheat products, are excellent sources of protein and essential fatty acids, a new study finds, reports...

Cornstarch bar to help diabetics

A medical food product containing uncooked cornstarch could help type 2 diabetics manage their blood glucose levels and decrease the incidence of nighttime and morning...

Surgeon general orders Americans to lose weight

Being too fat has become almost as big a health problem as smoking in the United States, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher said on...

Mint feel without the taste, new additive discovered

A natural food additive with 35 times the cooling power of menthol - but no minty flavour - could be soon bringing a cool tang...

Iron supplementation impact on kids learning

Iron supplementation appears to improve motor and language development in iron deficient preschool children, reports the British Medical Journal this week. Researchers from the Centre...

Milk good for pocket and physique, new evidence

Milk provides more calcium and protein per penny compared to any other foods served on school lunch menus, according to a new study published in...

Phospholipid conference to focus on nutritional biochemistry

The International Lecithin and Phospholipid Society (ILPS) announced this week the 8th International Congress on Phospholipids, to be held in Vienna, Austria on 7-10 September...

Vitamin content higher than labelling

People in Finland hoping to quench their thirst by downing a drink full of assorted vitamins could get more than they bargained for, a study...

Keep the sugar crisp

UK microencapsulated flavour company TasteTech claimed the virtues of its microencapsulated sugar this week. According to the company, by encapsulating individual grains of sugar with...

Scots reject healthy food as bland and boring

People in Scotland view healthy eating as boring and tasteless, these are the findings or new research carried out by the Food Standards Agency (FSA)...

Calcium supplements no substitute for milk, new evidence

Unlike milk, the effect of bone-boosting calcium supplements in young girls does not last, according to new research revealed this week by the UK National...

New functional food product in the baking

Scientists at the Ohio State University claim to have developed a heart healthy and tasty affordable consumer product, soy bread. "This is the first soy...

Alchohol consumption harms the UK young

Cirrhosis of the liver killed more women in the UK than cervical cancer in the 2000 with heavy drinking a contributory factor, according to the...

Nutraceuticals site NutraIngredients.com launched

Novis, the company behind FoodNavigator.com, today announced the launch of a new European portal on health ingredients for the formulation and marketing of dietary supplements,...

Garlic supplements influence drug performance

Researchers have found garlic supplements can cause a potentially harmful side effect when combined with a type of medication used to treat HIV/AIDS. Investigators from...

Confectionery fastest growing segment of nutraceutical market

The US nutraceuticals market had a value of $30,441 million (€34,120 million) in 2000 and is expected to grow at a faster pace than the...

Texture concepts from Quest

Flavour company Quest International has introduced a new range of texture concepts and recipes for the food service industry. Called Myvatex Mighty, the new products...

Folate fortification combats memory loss

Fortification of grain products with the B vitamin folate may help reduce memory loss in the over-60's. This are the latest findings according to data...

Sigma Tau invention confirmed

Rome-based ingredients company Sigma-Tau Industrie Farmaceutiche Riunite S.p.A. has received a European patent for an invention that relates to stable, non-hygroscopic, pharmacologically acceptable salts of...

Organic bananas gain market share

The global organic banana market is growing rapidly and could account for three per cent of sales in the next three years, the United Nations...

Cerestar product accepted in Israel

Israel has accepted starch derivative company Cerestar's all-natural, non-caloric bulk sweetener, C*Eridex (Erythritol) for use in food. This latest approval follows the approval of the...

One in seven UK elderly malnourished

One in seven elderly Britons suffers from malnutrition, even though Britain is one of the world's richest nations, according to a report published on Wednesday....

Lipid compounds in yeast, large scale production possible

Common baker's yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, is best known for helping to ferment beer and leaven bread. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists at the US Department...