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New rice to benefit malnourished?

Rice grains with less phytic acid could mean improved nutrition for the world's malnourished, more nutritious animal feed and less potential for water pollution from...

First genomic blueprint of broccoli's anti-cancer agent

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have identified the blueprint of genes and enzymes in the body that enable sulforaphane, a...

Emulsifying possibilities

US hydrocolloid manufacturer TIC Gums has developed a new hydrocolloid system called TICamulsion, the company announced this week. The new product is currently undergoing final...

Cargill 'functioning' for women

Cargill Health & Food Technologies is focusing on women's health at next week's Health Ingredients Europe (HiE) conference, with a display of functional food prototypes....

Oat ingredient hits the market

US manufacturer and marketer of health ingredients Nurture has launched an oat-based ingredient that its claims could enable manufacturers to make a Food and Drug...

Milk, pregnancy and cancer - a link?

Pregnancy may lower a woman's risk of cancer but drinking milk could raise it, researchers reported on Tuesday. Both factors, as well as the use...

Promoting food science: EU workshops

In a bid to push food innovation in Europe and to exploit new scientific results in the food industry the European Commission is to organise...

Ireland tackles food bugs

Following recent calls for controls on the widespread incidence of the common food bug Campylobacter, Safefood, a body that encompasses Northern Ireland and Eire and...

Can antioxidants combat ageing?

What role do antioxidants play in preventing age-related diseases? What changes occur in the human body when ageing? A European funded study, co-ordinated by the...

Botanical conference

The presence of botanical ingredients in beverages and foods is certainly an increasing trend that looks set to continue in the near future. A conference...

Gums go green

Hydrocolloids and hydrocolloid systems producer TIC Gums has added a new organic gum to its range of products for the food industry. TICorganic Locust Bean...

Powerful properties of garlic

Raw garlic consumption could help limit the damage done to the heart after surgery because of its natural antioxidant properties, according to a new study...

Colourful berries: the future for natural food ingredients

Scientific research would suggest that the colorants called anthocyanins in strong-coloured berries like red berries, blueberries and blackcurrants may have a role in preventing heart...

Heart health: the benefits of wine

Middle-aged French men who drank two or more glasses of wine regularly after a recent heart attack were less likely to have a second heart...

Doctors say fish oil supplements could help ME patients

Chronic fatigue syndrome or ME may be caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain, according to doctors, who also suggest that taking daily fish...

New gelatine replacer from Cerestar

French starch and starch derivative company Cerestar, recently taken over by US agribusiness Cargill, has launched a new ingredient for gelatine-free dairy desserts. C*Delight from...

High starch diet linked to cancer

A diet high in starchy foods such as potatoes, rice and white bread may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer in women who are overweight...

Good news for chocoholics

Adding to the increasing body of evidence that suggests chocolate may be beneficial to the health comes new research that reveals this 'ultimate temptation' may...

Calcium and cancer prevention

Women who consume a large amount of dairy foods may reduce their risk of ovarian cancer, finds a recent study. Researchers at the University of...

Plant not so 'weedy'

A chemical isolated from a weed that grows in mountain meadows in the western United States kills the cells of an aggressive brain cancer that...

Wine glass shapes tastebud

Wine connoisseurs have always claimed that the shape of the glass affects how easily volatile aromatic compounds can escape and consequently the impact on our...

Can diet affect incidence of prostate cancer?

A low-fat, high-fibre diet rich in fruits and vegetables has no impact on prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels in men over a four-year period, and does...

A cup of cocaine, madam?

Every morning millions of people around the world reach for the world's most popular 'fix' to help them start their day. A scientist in the...

Soy in youth gives adult a boost

A combination of eating soy foods on a regular basis during adolescence together with a regular intake during adulthood could signficantly reduce the risk of...

Caffeine could become cancer cure

Caffeine could one day be used to cure skin cancer, according to US scientists who have found that the stimulant combined with an extract from...

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