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DSM identifies fungus genes to finely tune enzyme production

Dutch ingredients company DSM this week announced the completion of important research to determine the complete DNA sequence of a key production organism, the fungus...

Leptin levels linked to heart attack risk

Leptin, a protein secreted by fat cells, may be an independent risk factor for heart disease in humans, according to an article published this week...

New process produces anti-irritant coffee

A US coffee company claims this week to have come up with a stomach-friendly version of one of the most popular drinks in the world....

Vitamin C a weapon against cancer, new evidence

Further evidence to suggest that vitamin C intake may reduce the risk of some cancers and other chronic diseases was released this week by US...

Microencapsulation benefits food formulation

Microencapsulated sodium bicarbonate, often used in a chemical aeration system, can also be used to stop tortillas or tacos cracking when they are rolled around...

Chlorophyllin to lower liver cancer risk

A medication that is also used as a green food colouring may help lower the risk of liver cancer caused by aflatoxins, US and Chinese...

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...

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