Fats & oils

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The secret to making healthier chocolate: Lubrication

By Oliver Morrison

UK scientists have uncovered what makes chocolate so popular: lubrication and fat release are key. This understanding, they say, can unlock opportunities to develop a new, healthier, generation of chocolate.

Clean Food Group is fermenting yeast to develop a lab-grown, bio-equivalent alternative to palm oil, which has attracted the attention of ingredients major Doehler Group. Image credit: Laurie Lapworth: University of Bath

Doehler invests in lab-grown palm oil alternative

By Flora Southey

The German ingredients supplier is investing in UK-based Clean Food Group (CFG) – a start-up developing a bio-equivalent cultivated alternative to palm oil – via its investment arm, Doehler Ventures.

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Researchers battle to combat ‘olive leprosy’ in Italy

By Oliver Morrison

Olive oil brand Filippo Berio has teamed up with Italy’s National Research Council to investigate ways to make olive trees more resilient to pests such as the so-called olive leprosy as well as future-proof the industry.

Are Swiss consumers aware of and concerned about palm oil? GettyImages/ic36006

What do Swiss consumers think of palm oil?

By Flora Southey

Fresh research has investigated consumer perceptions of palm oil in Switzerland and whether they are familiar with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) label.

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Increase shelf life of Frying Oils

Increase shelf life of Frying Oils

The current food industry crisis is multi-fold in nature that has impacted the edible oil markets globally. The situation has forced manufacturers to settle...