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FoodNavigator's biggest stories of 2018 so far

By Niamh Michail

From the rise of foodtech to the end of the commodities era; from the organic sector's boom to the Mediterranean diet's bust, these are the most read stories on FoodNavigator this year so far.

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Mug cakes evolve into healthy and high protein breakfast choice

By Natasha Spencer

As the easy-to-make, convenient and rich dessert variety draws fans from all over Europe, we look at the latest product launches, innovative industry players and how cake and food manufacturers can harness this treat in a mug for a new set of customers....

Authors of a US study on sugar reduction say substitution of sugar using non-nutritive sweeteners has been the most successful approach to date. Pic: ©Getty Images/ia_64

UK yogurt study finds high sugar content

By Jim Cornall

A study in the Journal of Dairy Science on sugar reduction in dairy products comes at a time when yogurt is under the spotlight for its sugar content in the UK.

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Sugar, salt and fat substitutes 'blunt' nutrient perception

By Paul Gander

New French research shows that ‘nutrient signalling’, or the ability to taste the presence of a given nutrient in foods, becomes less efficient and less reliable as foods become more complex and different tastes compete for attention, potentially confusing...

By blocking the bitter flavours of sweeteners, fermented mushroom extract can cut sugar in food and drink. © GettyImages/pinkomelet

MycoTech brings mushroom-based bitter blocker to Europe

By Niamh Michail

As US supplier MycoTechnology turns its attention to the European market, its CEO explains how fermented mushrooms can reduce sugar, block bitterness and improve the nutritional content of plant protein. “It’s really unlimited what we can do with our...

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