Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Nestle's commitment in 2013 saw the amount of saturated fat contained in its Kit Kat bar decrease to 6.4g from 7.2g.©iStock/robtek

Reformulation rethink in cutting calories gives taste of success

By Will Chu

As obesity levels continue to rocket in Europe, food industry efforts in reformulating popular foods to reduce fat, salt and sugar levels are making inroads but are unlikely to provide a complete solution. FoodNavigator talks to experts on some of the...

Functional foodstuffs: The challenge of omega-3 in finished products

Functional foodstuffs: The challenge of omega-3 in finished products

By Nathan Gray in Frankfurt

The challenge of getting beneficial omega-3 fatty acids into finished products is a big one for the food ingredients and manufacturing industry. But how can suppliers and manufacturers work to get these ingredients into a wider range of products?

Omega-3 influence on epilepsy

Omega-3 influence on epilepsy

Omega-3 fatty acids have been associated with numerous health
benefits, from brain development and preventing memory loss to
suppressing tumours and cutting heart disease. But according to new
findings in the US, one particular fatty...

Naples explores walnuts

Naples explores walnuts

Walnuts, one of the oldest food ingredients known to mankind, are
the focus of an upcoming symposium organised by Europe that will
aim to bridge the gap between scientific, technical and user
communities. Opportunities for growth...

Omega 3 impact overestimated?

Omega 3 impact overestimated?

Both alpha-linolenic acid and omega-3 fatty acids may reduce onset
of depression in cancer patients, suggest Japanese reasearchers.
But investigations into the different omega-3 fats,
eicosapentaenoic acid and docosapentaenoic acid,...

FDA amends fish oil GRAS

FDA amends fish oil GRAS

The US food watchdog this week issued a 'tentative final rule' that
amends the current GRAS status for a fish oil used in food
ingredients, to control consumer intake of omega-3 fatty acids.

Fighting AMD

Fighting AMD

A new formula from Italian company sigma-tau could help slow down
and improve symptoms of increasingly prevalent Age-related Macular
Disease (AMD).

Omega on the farm...

Omega on the farm...

As the questioning consumer continues to show concern over the
safety of food products and notably the use of antibiotics in farm
animals, new research could offer a healthy alternative to boost
the immunity system of pigs - fish...

Fish oils to beat the blues

Fish oils to beat the blues

Omega-3 fatty acids, found in significant quantities in salmon,
swordfish, and tuna will help relieve depression in people already
in maintenance therapy for depression, a recent study shows. The
research carried out in Israel supports...

Omega-3 impact on depression

Omega-3 impact on depression

The prevalence of major depression has increased and the age of
onset has decreased in every decade during the 2000 century in the
western world. Psychiatrists in the United States are looking into
the effect low concentrations of...

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