Researchers in Russia and the UK have published a study that suggests lycopene-enriched ice cream is a new functional food with clear antioxidant properties.
Microencapsulated lycopene may stabilise colour properties: Study
The natural, but unstable pigment could be stabilised for better use as a colouring agent in food by a microencapsulation spray drying process, according to research.
New NI lycopene targets beverages and bars
BASF is building the use of its nature identical lycopene by introducing a new cold-water dispersible version for use in beverages and food applications.
Waste tomato pulp could be cheap thickener for ketchup
Tomato pulp powder, a by-product of the tomato processing industry,
could be used at low levels as a thickening agent in ketchup, in
place of other hydrocolloids, says a study from Iran.
More support for lycopene's prostate benefits
Lycopene may show benefits against benign prostate hyperplasia
(BPH), a condition said to affect more than half of all men over
the age of 50, suggests a new study from Germany.
Carotenoid-rich tomatoes linked to cholesterol cuts
Including tomato products such a sauce and juice into the everyday
diet may cut LDL cholesterol levels by 13 per cent, says a new
study from Finland.
Vitatene hopes to expand lycopene horizons
Spain's Vitatene is looking to extend the use of lycopene by adding
it into a range of food products such as drinks, and cereal.
Revolutionary emulsions to take nutra market by storm?
CRS Technologies has revealed its novel shearing process applied to
fruit and vegetable waste produces stable emulsions and powders
rich in phytonutrients, and with increased bioavailability.
Gelatin combo eyed for tomato waste encapsulation
Researchers from Taiwan are eying a combination of gelatin and
poly(-glutamic acid) (-PGA) for the encapsulation of lycopene from
tomato pulp waste, offering alternatives for the ingredient
increasingly in the consumer's eye.
Lycopene's new lease of life as functional food ingredient
The European market for lycopene as a functional food ingredient
looks to be opening up, since Vitatene gained novel foods approval
for its ingredient derived from the Blakeslea trispora
fungus last year.
Tangerine tomatoes - better source of lycopene?
The lycopene content of orange tomatoes is more bioavailable than
the form of lycopene found in the red variety, says new research
from the US.
PLThomas expands Tomat-O-Red distribution
PLThomas is set to offer LycoRed's natural colorant line to food
and beverage companies throughout the United States, Canada and
Mexico, in an exclusive deal that expands the distrutors reach with
the natural red antioxidant...
Natural tomato color booms as firms avoid synthetic
Just a few months after its approval in the US, a natural tomato
food colorant claims to have attracted strong interest as food and
beverage manufacturers look to clean up their labels.
Tesco launches lycopene-rich 'Super-Tomatoes'
British supermarket giant Tesco has launched a British-grown tomato
that offers double the lycopene content of normal tomatoes, as the
company continues to expand its functional food range.
Lycored revamps image to increase market presence
Nutritional ingredient firm LycoRed has embarked on a corporate
image redesign in an effort to strengthen its market presence.