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Palatinose aids weight loss: study

By Oliver Morrison

German-based ingredients Beneo supplier claims a scientific study of its low-glycaemic sweetener Palatinose shows the product supports additional loss of body weight and fat mass in overweight and obese adults, when replacing sucrose in a weight loss...

A novel food application for Coffea leaves is currently under review. ©GettyImages/af_istocker

What are the emerging trends in novel foods?

By Flora Southey

What novel food applications are manufacturers pushing for authorisation? According to Chair of the UK’s Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes, Professor Peter Gregory, emerging trends include sustainability, meat analogues, and ‘healthy’ foods.

Hurdles stand in the way of CBD becoming a trend with sticking power ©Getty Images / Aleksandr_Kravtsov

CBD: Trending ingredient or ingredient trend?

By Katy Askew

CBD has caught the public's imagination as an ingredient offering a host of health benefits. But for all the hype, CBD also courts controversy. To move from a trending ingredient to an ingredient trend, the sector will need to overcome the complex...

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Could 2020 be year of the baobab?

By Oliver Morrison

Nestlé is just one of the large food and beverage firms investigating the potential of the African 'superfruit', according to an ingredients supplier.

Brands need to reframe the language they use to describe synthetic alternatives. Photo: Pexels

Natural grown vs tech made meat

By Jenny Eagle

'We’re fast approaching a crunch point in how we feed ourselves. Between 2016 to 2027 human consumption is projected to nearly double from $4.3 trillion to $8.2 trillion. It is already greater than at any point in human history and demand is growing...

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