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Consumers are becoming increasingly experimental with spice, says Euromonitor

Chilli sauce market heats up

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The popularity of street food, increased willingness to try new flavours, and more sophisticated tastes have led to a sales spike for spicy chilli sauces, says Euromonitor International.

A majority of Europeans have high blood cholesterol - and most is diet-related

MEPs question European inaction on cholesterol

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Two MEPs have asked the Commission to detail its plans to tackle high cholesterol among Europeans, who have the highest levels of bad cholesterol in the world.

Authenticity is the most important flavour attribute for consumers, the company says

Barbecue season ‘expanding to a year-round event’

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Barbecuing is sociable, fun and above all tasty – and increasingly consumers are open to experimenting, according to ingredients firm Frutarom, which aims to tap into the trend with a new range of marinades.

A higher diet score is associated with reduced risk of chronic lung diseases like COPD, say researchers.

Healthy diet linked to lower risk of chronic lung disease

By Nathan Gray

A healthy diet that is higher in whole grains, polyunsaturated fats and nuts, and lower in red and processed meat, refined grains and sugary drinks, is associated with a lower risk of developing chronic lung disease, say researchers.

Nordic keyhole symbol stricter, and broader

Stricter standards and broader scope for Nordic Keyhole label

By Niamh Michail

Sweden’s National Food Association (NFA) has made changes to its Keyhole healthy eating label in light of new nutrition guidelines, meaning less salt, more wholemeal and a broader range of products that can bear the logo.

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