Ingredients > Functional ingredients

Call for comment on soy leghemoglobin usage in food items

08 January, 2020

FSANZ has issued a call for comment on an application by Impossible Foods Inc. for the use of a protein, soy leghemoglobin, in meat analogue products.


Australia bans sale of pure caffeine powders

13 December, 2019

On 12 December, the Australian Government acted to ban pure and highly concentrated caffeinated food products.


DuPont plant-based solutions portfolio

09 December, 2019

A launch pad to new product development, DuPont's plant-based solutions portfolio allows food producers to meet demand for meat and dairy-free foods.


Is lupin the next superfood?

03 December, 2019

Researchers are developing a way to turn lupin seed waste into treatment for high blood glucose, which could benefit people with Type 2 diabetes.


Will 2020 be the year of inulin?

19 November, 2019

Low in sugar, high in protein, inulin is a type of soluble fibre found in fruits and vegetables. It's also predicted to be the next big food trend in 2020.


Sesame seeds, market analysis

14 October, 2019 by HL Agro*

Demand for sesame seeds is expected to increase, due to the product's versatility as an antioxidant and as a functional ingredient in several products.


OptiBiotix Health SlimBiome

01 October, 2019

OptiBiotix Health Plc's SlimBiome is a patented, functional weight-loss ingredient that contains non-digestible prebiotics and dietary fibres.


Bühler catches mealworm bug, expanding insect portfolio

30 August, 2019

Bühler is expanding its insect portfolio by building a mealworm production and process facility in the Netherlands.


Chocolate skews cannabis potency testing, research reveals

26 August, 2019

Cannabis-infused edibles are becoming increasingly prevalent in some US states; however, some chocolate products are causing headaches for analysts.


Would you like some vitamin D with your toast?

22 August, 2019

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have suggested the UK introduces mandatory fortification of vitamin D in wheat flour.


Nestlé calls for less protein in baby formula

17 May, 2019

FSANZ is calling for comment on an application to reduce the minimum protein requirement for milk-based follow-on formula from 0.45 to 0.38 g/100 kJ.


How healthy is the protein trend?

01 May, 2019

Research has revealed that long-term high-protein intake from consuming certain types of amino acids is good for building muscles but could shorten life span.


Kakadu plum market to expand with $2.7 million project

21 August, 2018

The Kakadu plum has been used to extend the shelf life of foods, and its applications in the food industry are set to increase with a new CRCNA project.


Just because it's 'natural' doesn't mean it's safe

06 April, 2018

As manufacturers rush to fill consumers’ wants for 'natural', they need to be cautious about the source and manufacturing technique of their natural ingredients.


NZMP launches new sports protein ingredient

03 February, 2017

Fonterra's dairy ingredients business, NZMP, is looking for a bigger slice of the $10 billion sports nutrition market with a new protein ingredient that delivers 10% more protein than other standard whey protein offerings.


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