A US food technology company has developed a magic mushroom with a twist. Rather than causing hallucinations, these mushrooms remove gluten from wheat - a mind-bending concept in itself.
The global food encapsulation market is expected to reach US$5464.6 million by 2020, according to a new report. The increasing demand for natural flavours and clean label products has prompted development of novel products, which will drive this growth.
DuPont Nutrition and Health has signed a global collaboration and licensing agreement with Spanish company AB-Biotics for its AB-Life product, a probiotic that maintains healthy levels of cholesterol in at-risk individuals.
Breko's Olivex is a natural, standardised polyphenols extract made from selected French olives offering guaranteed contents in hydroxytyrosol and tyrosol. The manufacturing process of GRAP'SUD using only water and ethanol (<30%) allows preservation of the active principle properties. Extracted exclusively from the fruit, Olivex provides the benefits of the Mediterranean diet without fat content and calories.
The Kakadu plum will be studied as part of a University of Western Australia-led project to explore the native fruit's viability as a cash crop for Indigenous communities.
The directors of Bruce Imports pleaded guilty and were convicted of 32 charges relating to the sale of imported weight-loss coffees, dried fruit and jelly which contained Sibutramine.
Recent studies have found that combining some foods like tomatoes and broccoli, heating some foods to a certain temperature (or not heating others), and/or cooking them in olive oil, may enhance their antiangiogenesis abilities. These findings could impact food design, preparation and ultimately public health.
Short-chain fructooliogosaccharides (scFOSs) are low-kilojoule, non-digestible carbohydrates that are claimed can improve food taste and texture while aiding immunity, bone health and the growth and balance of bacteria in the digestive tract.
Benolea, a clinically proven olive leaf extract marketed under Frutarom Health’s EFLA range of ingredient systems, is claimed to provide the Mediterranean diet’s cardiovascular health-support benefits in one ingredient.
The highly stable beadlet line will complement LycoRed’s core encapsulation technologies of applied gelatin, alginate and spray-dried coating systems.
LycoRed has launched Lyc-O-Fem, a slow-release formulation containing genistein in a proprietary composition for bone health. The formulation is claimed to also alleviate menopause symptoms.
The use of pine-bark extract Enzogenol in food applications has been officially confirmed as being safe under the rules of the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Kampffmeyer Food Innovation presented functional flours and a grain specialty that improves the nutritional profiles of baked goods and other foods at the 2012 Health Ingredients Europe (HiE) exhibition.
FSANZ is calling for submissions on an application seeking permission to use a new form of an ingredient in products for infants and young children.
It’s a very ‘first world’ approach, this seeking a product to cure our current and prevent future health problems. The idea that a food supplement or a pill can magically prevent disease is very alluring and much of the complementary therapy industry uses this allure to attract business.