Healthy foods

Consumer trust in the food industry is declining, why? GettyImages/Drazen Zigic

Trust in food industry declining

By Donna Eastlake

As consumers become increasingly engaged in understanding the contents of the foods they’re consuming, it appears that trust in the food industry is plummeting. But can that trust be restored?

Using isotopic markers, the researchers developed a way of tracing hazelnuts to their geographical origins. Image Source: Getty Images/Daniel Grizelj

Tracing hazelnuts geographical origin: Isotopic markers

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

With food fraud widespread, the geographical origin of hazelnuts must be traced. A new study analysed their isotopic markers to find which ones could link them back to their origin.

Kelp seaweed: Is this the next 'superfood' trend? GettyImages/Tammy616

Kelp seaweed: Is this the next 'superfood' trend?

By Donna Eastlake

From the antioxidant effects of blueberries to the cholesterol lowering effects of chia seeds, consumers love so-called superfoods. So could kelp seaweed join the superfood family as a favourite of the wellness world?

Low-histamine diet: Is this the new food trend to watch?

Low-histamine diet: Is this the new food trend to watch?

By Donna Eastlake

Understanding of high-histamine and histamine-liberating foods is relatively new, but it’s quickly gaining consumer interest. So, what is this new trend towards consuming low-histamine foods and is it one to watch?

Consumers did not show liking towards faba beans in any of the forms in which they were presented. Image Source: Getty Images/Ulrike Leone

What are consumer attitudes to faba beans?

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

Faba beans are a useful ingredient across a range of foods, although sensory challenges can harm their uptake. A new study explores consumers’ attitudes to faba beans in different forms.

The price of butter keeps creeping up, why? GettyImages/Synergee

The price of butter keeps creeping up, why?

By Donna Eastlake

The price of butter has risen steadily in recent years, with a 18.5% year-on-year increase recorded in the EU wholesale market between 2023 and 2024. But why is this happening? And is it a permanent trend?

Could keto diet delay early Alzheimer's. GettyImages/Liudmila Chernetska

Could keto diet delay early Alzheimer's?

By Donna Eastlake

The keto diet has been linked to multiple health benefits, including lowered blood pressure and reduced blood sugar, but could it also help to combat the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease?

Is kimchi a weight-loss superfood? GettyImages/Prostock-Studio

Is kimchi a weight-loss superfood?

By Donna Eastlake

The popularity of kimchi has been growing in recent years as consumers enjoy it for it’s gut-friendly properties as well as its taste. But is it also an aid to weight loss?

How is the food industry supporting childhood nutrition? GettyImages/Image Source

How is the food industry supporting childhood nutrition?

By Donna Eastlake

From infancy through to adolescence, nutrition is essential in ensuring a healthy body and mind for our youngsters. So how can this be achieved and what it the food industry doing to help parents?

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