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Why do some people with a genetic predisposition to celiac disease develop it and some people don't? Are saturated fats really as bad as we have been led to believe? Does labeling calories on menus really change consumer behavior? And how much sodium is too much? Stay up to date with all the latest food and beverage research in this section of FoodNavigator-USA.

Study supports cranberry’s heart health benefits

Drinking cranberry juice may improve vascular function and blood pressure, says a new study funded by the Cranberry Institute.

Arctic Nutrition makes formal US market entry with omega-3, protein ingredients from herring roe

Norwegian firm Arctic Nutrition AS has achieved market penetration with the formal launch in the US market of its Romega phospholipid omega-3 ingredient sourced from herring roe. The ingredient made...

FoodNavigator-USA online forum: Protein... What does the future hold?

Protein is hot in food formulation right now. But is this a sustainable trend or a passing fad? How much is enough, and do the next generation of proteins, from...

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Nestlé Health Science to open $70m product technology center in Bridgewater, NJ, in 2016

Nestlé Health Science (NHS) is investing $70m in a product technology center in Bridgewater, New Jersey, that will become its new US HQ and research hub.

Impossible Foods raises $108m; prepares to launch plant-based burger by end of 2016

Impossible Foods, one of a new wave of Silicon Valley-backed companies promising to “transform the global food system”, has raised $108m in its latest round of financing, and says its...

What will ditching artificial ingredients really do for big CPG brands?

While ditching ‘artificial’ ingredients may not transform the fortunes of flagging legacy brands, consumer survey data from Instantly suggests it may give consumers a warmer and fuzzier feeling about them,...

DuPont touts rapid dispersability of new soy protein aimed at sports nutrition

DuPont has thrown down the latest gauntlet in the sports nutrition protein contest with the launch of a rapid dispersing form of soy protein aimed at fortification beverages and powdered...

Consumers will pay more for products with additional information on ingredients, allergy, survey finds

Manufacturers could help restore consumers' waning faith in the quality and safety of food and beverages, and potentially command a higher price point, by providing consumers with more information about...

Consumable purchases are down due partly to “self-inflicted wounds,” TABS Group says

Consumer purchases of packaged food and beverages in key major categories are down substantially from a year ago due partly to demographic shifts, but mostly because of “self-inflicted wounds” by retailers and...

Could biomimicry hold the key to engineering healthy oils in to solid fats?

The use of biomimicry to form nature-inspired oleogels could help manufacturers to better structure unsaturated fats to replace trans fats, say researchers.

Cargill: 'This opens up a new space and helps us address a market we can’t get to today from the leaf'

Next generation Reb D + M to debut at Supply Side West: 'It performs exceptionally well in diet soda'

Cargill and Evolva will introduce their hotly-anticipated ‘next-generation’ Reb D and Reb M sweetener – produced via fermentation rather than from the stevia leaf – at the Supply Side West...

Keurig KOLD hits stores in six cities, but will consumers buy into its promise of ‘game changing, on-demand variety?’

The long-awaited Keurig KOLD system is now available to order on and will be in select retailers online and in six cities beginning in October, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago,...

Part 1: One-on-one with the Tea Council of the USA on emerging trends

More Americans are reaching for green tea, consumer survey reveals

America may be a nation of black tea drinkers, but increasingly they are reaching for green tea for its health benefits, rich cultural experience and diverse flavor profile, according to...

Expo East in review

Flapjacked meets demand for more protein with easy-to-make pancake and muffin mixes

High protein, easy-to-eat foods are no longer limited to bars and shakes – now they can also be found in familiar baked goods that appeal to carb-loving consumers, thanks to...

Berries may enhance motor performance and improve cognition, says study

Strawberries and blueberries may boost brain health by enhancing motor performance and improving working memory, says a new study.

Dietary fat plays vital role in inflammatory response and obesity related disease risk

The type of dietary fat we eat may lead to changes in our inflammatory response, which in turn play a key role in long term risk of obesity-related diseases including...

Meat cut preferences are more important than price or origin

Consumers prefer certain cuts of meat – and origin labelling or price discounts may not affect this,researchers have found.

Expo East in review

Versatile probiotic GanedenBC30 adds value to a variety of products showcased at Expo East

Ganeden BC30 probiotic is a hot ingredient right now, as demonstrated by a slew of diverse products featuring it at Expo East. The probiotic is in demand in part because it...

60-second interview: Vicky Fligel, business development manager, Glanbia Nutritionals

Protein is hot, but customers are getting more discerning about the source and quality, says Glanbia Nutritionals

Glanbia Nutritionals has expanded beyond its dairy roots to add pea, chia and flax protein concentrates to its portfolio to meet growing demand for vegan protein, says business development manager...

Animal and plant proteins have equal benefits for diabetic blood sugar control

High protein diets, from both animal and plant sources, improve blood sugar control in diabetic patients, according to new research.

Probiotics can change infant gut bacteria to prevent cow milk allergy: Study

Infants with allergies to cow’s milk can become tolerant after treatment with hydrolysed casein and a probiotic formula which alters their gut microbiome, according to a new study.

Beta-glucan-enriched pasta could boost good bacteria, reduce bad cholesterol

Functional pasta that has been enriched with beta-glucans could help to boost levels of ‘good bacteria’ in the gut and reduce levels of ‘bad cholesterol’, say researchers.

CEO banks on star power of Mark Wahlberg and Sean Combs to take AQUAhydrate to next level: ‘The premium water category is literally on fire’

One brand of bottled water is much like another, right? Wrong. Whether your preference is 'artisanal' spring water naturally filtered through volcanic rock or electrolyte infused ‘performance’ water, the premium...

Dairy Farmers of America launches milk-based, caffeine-free energy drink

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has launched a milk-based energy drink that doesn't rely on caffeine or other stimulants.

Tetra Pak aseptic carton bottle given FDA stamp of approval

Tetra Pak's Tetra Evero Aseptic carton bottle has been approved for use by US authorities.

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