Cognitive health is a growing area of the functional food, beverage and dietary supplement markets as maintaining cognitive performance has become an increasingly vital requirement of an active way of life. Also, an active senior population is growing and seeking to delay cognitive decline. As a consequence, more people are searching for natural solutions for improved cognitive function.
The Australis Food Group has released Lupin8 in the US. The product, already available in Australia, combines natural ingredients to create a nutritious satiety product.
Coloured chickpeas have significantly higher antioxidant qualities than the regular cream and beige colour varieties, according to a new study in the Journal of Food Science, published by the Institute of Food Technologists.
FloraGLO Lutein is claimed to be the world’s first patented, purified lutein used by leading supplement and food manufacturers worldwide. FloraGLO Lutein is covered by several process and composition patents in a number of geographies worldwide. FloraGLO has GRAS (generally recognised as safe) status for several food and beverage applications, and different product forms are available for inclusion into a variety of supplements and foods.
A new functional ingredient may be on the horizon as the Cooperative Research Centre for Sugar Industry Innovation through Biotechnology (CRC SIIB) has identified natural glycaemic index (GI) modifiers that have the potential to lower blood sugar levels and help manage type 2 diabetes.