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Magic mushrooms remove gluten from wheat

10 April, 2015

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.

Food encapsulation market forecast to hit US$5.4 bn by 2020

10 April, 2015

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 to launch cholesterol-controlling probiotic range

03 June, 2014

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 Olivex standardised polyphenols extract

14 May, 2014

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.

Native superfood a cash crop for Indigenous communities

04 December, 2013

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.

Sibutramine in weight-loss products costs importers $9K

02 August, 2013

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.

Food that prevents obesity and more

23 July, 2013

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.

Health benefits of fructooliogosaccharides

17 July, 2013

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 olive leaf extract

11 April, 2013

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.

LycoRed microencapsulated carotenoid and vitamin beadlets

25 March, 2013

The highly stable beadlet line will complement LycoRed’s core encapsulation technologies of applied gelatin, alginate and spray-dried coating systems.

LycoRed Lyc-O-Fem slow-release genistein, lycopene and vitamin D3 formulation

12 March, 2013

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.

ENZO Nutraceuticals Enzogenol pine bark extract

05 March, 2013

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 Purafarin gluten-free functional flours

12 February, 2013

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.

Calls for submission on new infant formula ingredient

21 December, 2012

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.

Who’d have thought it? You’re better off eating the food than taking a supplement

21 November, 2012

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.

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