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Ingredients

The advantage of being small

High-resolution positioning systems in miniaturised design. By Steffen Arnold

Exotic Inca berry ingredient ‘to boost health and taste’

Frutarom BU Health has launched its new superberry ingredient, Incaberrix prepared from the berry

Ginger root supplement reduced colon inflammation markers

Natural supplement use could be potential cancer prevention strategy, research suggests

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Mussel extract could mean less pain and improved mobility

New study confirms beneficial effects of green lipped mussel extract on joint health

Potato research tackles starch content and pests

New research projects aim to modify potato starch content to improve nutritional benefits and to reduce the effect of the crop's major...

Maquipucuna cloud forest in Ecuador yields new species of yeast

Yeast production is a multi-billion dollar industry for brewing, baking, biofuel production, probiotics, and medical applications. Now...

Nutritionally optimise oils

Concern about obesity and rising numbers of associated medical problems

Natural flavours are key for ingredients growth

The Chinese monk fruit, low-sodium salt, natural flavours for coffees and new flours are among the latest novel ingredients to grace the...

Innovation driven by new products and processes

Pasteurisation processes, antimicrobial agents and specialty fats are dominating innovations in food R&D

Study aims to cut heart attack risk

Scientists seeking volunteers for a study they hope could lead to the development of ‘functional foods’ to help cut the risk of cardiovascular diseases

Controlling consumption

Oils and fats are influencing the sensorial properties of food

Isolated soy protein for beverages

Solpro 735 is designed for beverage applications where calcium fortification is required

Soybeans stumble but cheatgrass keeps on

Research shows that cheatgrass biochemistry is better suited to elevated carbon dioxide concentrations than soybean biochemistry.

Probiotic use in mothers limits infant eczema

Mothers who drank milk with a probiotic supplement during and after pregnancy were able to cut the incidence of eczema in their children by almost half, a new study published in the British Journal of Dermatology has shown.

Sugar substitutes help reduce caloric intake

A new study further demonstrates that people who consume low-calorie sweeteners are able to significantly reduce their caloric intake and do...

Clues to Health Benefits of Olive Oil

A team of researchers has found that phenolic components in olive oil actually modify genes that are involved in the inflammatory response.

Vitamin D and mental agility in elders

At a time when consumer interest in health-enhancing foods is high, scientists have contributed to a limited but growing body of evidence of a link between vitamin D and cognitive function.

Red hot chili peppers arrive in seed vault

The so-called "doomsday" seed vault now contains seeds of more than 525,000 crop varieties, making it the most diverse assemblage of crop diversity amassed anywhere in the world.

Caffeine boosts performance

New research shows increased muscle performance in sub-maximal activities, which in humans can range from everyday activities to running a marathon.

Red wine may prevent some blinding diseases

Resveratrol - found in red wine, grapes, blueberries, peanuts and other plants - stops out-of-control blood vessel growth in the eye,...

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