From vegetable to hot spice, a comprehensive review of the Capsicum species has been published with academic and scientific input from across the globe.
Spices purchased abroad may contain high levels of lead and pose a risk for lead exposure, according to an American study.
Grants of up to $25,000 are available for start-ups and SMEs who have a footprint in Victoria to help them reformulate their products and reduce their salt content.
Australian herb brand Gourmet Garden has been purchased by flavour giant McCormick & Company.
Over 30% salt reduction achieved in cheese and meat products with great taste.
A spot check by CHOICE has found widespread adulteration of oregano products sold in Australia, with one product found to contain less than 10% oregano.
A study performed on carrot pellets using a scaled representation of the proprietary Kalsec extraction process has found a 6-log reduction in Salmonella.
Spices and herbs can play a significant role in improving health, by helping to reduce sodium, kilojoule and fat intake while making healthy eating more appealing, conclude the authors of a scientific supplement published in the journal Nutrition Today.
Saffron is the world's most expensive spice. But as an object of desire it can also be a victim of fraud. A number of ISO standards have been developed to help fight against this fraud and assist quality saffron producers.
Two reports from a global collaborative study involving hundreds of investigators from 18 countries are shaking up conventional wisdom around salt consumption.
New Zealand vanilla grower and producer Heilala Vanilla has launched a vanilla powder. Made from 100% vanilla beans, the powder is free from artificial colours, flavours, buffers, additives and sugar, and is gluten free.
The global meat industry is growing. The consumption of fresh meat worldwide has increased by some 3% a year over the past five years. And, as a result of the increasing development of the highly populated threshold countries and the growing importance of meat in the diet, consumption is set to continue to rise further in the coming years. Since meat products always contain spices and condiments and since technically effective additional substances are also used, the mood among suppliers of ingredients and additives is also buoyant overall.
General Mills and Häagen-Dazs have announced a sustainable vanilla sourcing program designed to support smallholder vanilla farmers in Madagascar.
Spice allergies are on the rise, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. With the increasing use of spices in the American diet and cosmetics, allergists anticipate more Americans will succumb to these allergies.
Kalsec has added a Szechuan pepper extract to its portfolio of peppers. Szechuan pepper has a citrus aroma that is different from black, white or chilli peppers and delivers a tingling, numbing sensation in the mouth.