By 2013, world demand for salt is expected to reach 301.5 million tonnes, with China and India fuelling the growth.
The salt reduction trend is set to continue as some of the biggest international food processors launch salt reduction strategies.
Kokumi taste foods contain various compounds that have no taste themselves, but can enhance the basic sweet, salty and umami taste sensation they co-exist with. Kokumi compounds, such as calcium, protamine (found in milk), L-histidine (an amino acid) and glutathione (found in yeast extract) have now been shown to activate calcium-sensing channels in humans.
In the US, ten foods alone have accounted for nearly 40% of all foodborne-illness outbreaks linked to FDA-regulated foods since 1990.
Sip a bottle of sparkling water and your enjoyment comes not just from the bubbly fizz, but also from the slightly sour taste of carbonation. Now, a research team has learned just how the taste of carbonation is perceived.
Food manufacturers the world over share a common goal: the efficient production of high-quality products. Where food products are concerned, quality, freshness and waste minimisation take on additional importance.
Health-conscious consumers are driving the demand for products that aim to promote better health, increase longevity and prevent the onset of chronic diseases.
Natural lipid molecules found in soy, Sphingadienes, may underlie the benefits of all soy products. They have been found to possibly prevent and treat colon cancer.
TIFN has announced a technology that enables processors to reduce the salt content of foods by 25% without loss of taste nor the need for sodium substitutes or taste additives.
Examination of more than 120 commonly eaten foods in New Zealand have shown that New Zealanders’ dietary exposure to chemical residues is not of concern.
Australian companies are responding to the World Action on Salt and Health (WASH) drive to reduce the amount of salt in processed and fast foods. However, research is throwing up some interesting anomalies.
A strawberry developed in Australia performs well in US sensory evaluation of strawberries.
Reb-A is an FDA approved high-intensity sweetener but unfortunately it can trigger bitter taste receptors. Givaudan has developed a portfolio of masking agents to help overcome this problem.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand has released a survey report indicating that the consumption of food colours by all age groups in Australia is quite low.
The McCormick Flavor Forecast 2009 top 10 flavour pairings looks at 10 emerging flavour duos in the US.