Colour does not appear to dictate lycopene content as green, purple
and red tomato ketchups boast similar levels of health promoting
antioxidant lycopene, claim researchers, who also identified dark
red ketchup as boasting the strongest...
A French supplier of konjac gum, most commonly known for its use as
a texturant in food products, is hoping to move into the health
ingredients sector, after preliminary research found that konjac
derivatives may have benefits for...
Health remains one of the top 10 consumer 'mega-trends' dictating
the success of new product launches this year, say market analysts
Datamonitor, which claims that almost three-quarters of Europeans
are now more concerned...
Curcumin, the yellow pigment in curry spice, is to be investigated
for its potential in prevention of Alzheimer's disease after tests
on mice found it to be more effective than drugs currently being
investigated for treatment.
The UK's medicines regulator is setting up a new herbal medicines
advisory committee to provide it with expert advice on herbal
medicines in anticipation of the forthcomin European traditional
medicinal herbal products directive.
Biopharmaceutical company Bionutrics has said it will carry out
clinical trials for its newly formulated dietary supplements
designed to address lipid metabolism and help maintain a normal
level of cholesterol.
An analysis of Ayurvedic herbals found that 20 percent contained
metals at potentially toxic levels, according to a study in JAMA,
but the American Herbal Products Association believes the products
tested should not have been on the...
Martek Biosciences last week announced its year-end results, noting
increased revenues and "robust growth" due primarily to higher
sales of nutritional products to the company's infant formula
The announcement yesterday that DMV International and Arla Food
Ingredients could merge is a further example of how the rising
power and ongoing growth of the multiple retailers is putting
constant pressure on ingredients companies...
Emerging research on lactic acid bacteria is set to offer food
companies a new method of vitamin enrichment that allows them to
get around consumer concerns over added ingredients, writes
Research by DSM Nutritional Products provides further evidence of
the mechanism behind lycopene's protective role against prostate
cancer, giving extra support for its use in functional foods and
The British government is expected to release a long-awaited policy
paper on public health today with plans to curb public smoking,
tackle obesity and address the way food companies target children
Danone is entering the UK market this month with its first product
containing plant sterols. Joining another industry heavyweight
Unilever, the move underlines the potential of the
cholesterol-lowering category and also signals increasing...
Research into walnuts, a key ingredient used in a range of cake
products will help lift stagnant sales for food makers in the
sector giving them an opportunity to cash in on the growing
functional food market, reports Lindsey Partos.
Danisco has taken up the low-carb, low-sugar baton and run with it,
developing a line of flavors aimed at food manufacturers developing
artificially sweetened and reduced sugar beverages and dairy
Food makers continue to reap the benefits from new science that
backs the health promoting properties of food with researchers
finding an antioxidant-rich soup raised vitamin C levels, and
reduced stress levels, in consumers.
Cyanotech, the Hawaiian based nutraceutical firm, which saw a
return to profitability in fiscal 2004, appears to be benefiting
from growing public awareness of the health benefits of its
products, reporting solid results for the second...