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The science behind the folklore: How drinking Pickle Juice alleviates cramps & speeds recovery

How drinking Pickle Juice alleviates cramps & speeds recovery

Usually urban legends are little more than myths. But every once and awhile there is a nugget of truth behind them, as in the case of athletes drinking pickle brine to prevent cramps and speed recovery. 

Published: 29-Sep-2016

Vox Pop: Consumers had this to say about GMO labeling...

Vox Pop: Consumers had this to say about GMO labeling...

On the heels of President Barack Obama signing into law a federal bill requiring the disclosure of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on packaged food and beverage products, we at Beverage Daily and FoodNavigator-USA asked consumers at a downtown Chicago farmers market what they thought of GMOs.

Published: 10-Aug-2016

Gluten-free products are evolving to be more nutritious, flavorful, Firebird Artisan Mills says

Gluten-free products evolve as more nutritious, flavorful

The gluten free market in the US remains hot, but as the category becomes more crowded, manufacturers must offer products with added appeal to stay competitive – such as a protein boost from pulses or an added dose of fiber and flavor with ancient grains, according to experts.

Published: 08-Aug-2016

Fiber rises on ability to cut sugar & calories while preserving taste, satiety and clean label

Fiber helps cut sugar, calories; preserve taste, satiety, clean label

While fiber hasn’t quite reached the same superstar status as protein, consumer interest in the ingredient is rising rapidly as they look for ways to manage their weight while still enjoying food and beverages with high quality taste and familiar mouthfeel.

Published: 05-Aug-2016

More than just beans: Finalists from all corners of the world share their pulse innovations at IFT

LovePulses Showcase highlights pulse versatility at IFT

An energy bar, jam, and even gelato—these aren’t food items often associated with pulses and legumes. But undergraduates, graduates, and professionals showcased that pulses are capable of far much more than we give them credit for.

Published: 05-Aug-2016

TerraVia CEO: Thrive culinary algae oil could be a sizeable consumer brand

TerraVia CEO talks algae at IFT: We have disruptive products

TerraVia – formerly known as Solazyme – has been telling reporters (and investors) that algae is the next big thing in food for years. But when will it really start to change the game?

Published: 05-Aug-2016

Sloan Trends: 'The move away from fortification is very troubling'

Sloan Trends at IFT: Moves away from fortification 'very troubling'

Manufacturers have been ‘cleaning up’ food labels for years, but the pressure to oust 'unpronounceable' ingredients has now become so great that important vitamins and minerals (which often have chemical-sounding names) are also being ditched in order to keep ingredients decks short and simple, says one RD, and it’s a worrying trend.

Published: 04-Aug-2016

Dairy Permeate cuts manufacturing costs and sodium while boosting nutrition, USDEC says

Dairy Permeate cuts sodium, costs & boosts nutrition, USDEC says

Most Americans consume more than 1.5 times the daily recommended cap for sodium – a staggering figure that prompted FDA to draft voluntary guidance earlier this summer for the food and beverage industry to drastically cut sodium levels in their products over two to 10 yrs. 

Published: 04-Aug-2016

Meeting consumer demand for ‘simple’ isn’t as simple as it appears, but it is possible, Mintel says

Meeting consumer demand for ‘simple’ isn’t simple, Mintel says

Consumers increasingly are seeking products that they are simple, with ingredients that they can pronounce, benefits that thy understand and minimal processing, but as a leading Mintel analyst noted at IFT’s Food Expo in Chicago “simple” isn’t always so simple from a manufacturing perspective.

Published: 02-Aug-2016

Will the edible insects market move beyond whole cricket powder?

Edible insects beyond whole cricket powder at IFT

Milled whole cricket powder is probably the best known bug-derived food ingredient aside from red food color carmine. But what other delights might edible insects yield for food formulators? Elaine Watson caught up with bug enthusiast Dr George Cavender to find out.

Published: 02-Aug-2016

Dr Ben Goldacre: ‘Does this food cause or prevent cancer? Honestly, there's no need for any more stories like that, they have almost no value’

Bad Science author Dr Ben Goldacre at the IFT show

There was plenty of handwringing at the IFT show this year about the lack of scientific literacy characterizing the debate around food and farming, backed up by scores of press clippings about ‘franken-foods.’ But is the media solely to blame, and what’s the remedy? FoodNavigator-USA editor Elaine Watson caught up with ‘Bad Science’ author Dr Ben Goldacre to find out…

Published: 29-Jul-2016

It's time to put whey and casein back together, exec says

It's time to put whey and casein back together, exec says

Cutting milk proteins apart has been all the rage in recent years. But Benoit Turpin of Milk Specialities Global said the market is now starting to come around to the idea that Mother Nature did a pretty good job with the original protein and using it in its whole form makes a lot of sense.

Published: 27-Jul-2016

Lotito Foods’ Folios could revolutionize how consumers use cheese

Lotito Foods’ Folios could revolutionize how consumers use cheese

Consumers walking down the dairy aisle at a typical grocery store see a wide variety of cheese formats – from blocks to bricks to strings to shakers – but now there is a new format that could revolutionize the way consumers use cheese. 

Published: 11-Jul-2016

Numi Organic Tea rides rising wave of turmeric’s & matcha’s popularity

Numi Organic Tea rides rising wave of turmeric’s & matcha’s popularity

Matcha and turmeric continue to rise in popularity as consumers and manufacturers embrace the ancient ingredients for their health benefits, unique flavor profiles and brilliant colors. 

Published: 05-Jul-2016

Manufacturers answer FAO’s call to increase pulse consumption in 2016 with new bean-based snacks

Manufacturers increase pulse consumption 2016 with bean-based snacks

In declaring 2016 the year of the pulse, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN issued a call to action to increase the consumption and popularity of legumes such as chickpeas, lentils and beans which are under used in the US.

Published: 29-Jun-2016

Taste Test Friday: Banza chickpea pasta with One Hop Kitchen Bolognese offers a twist on a classic

Taste Test Friday: Banza chickpea pasta with One Hop Kitchen Bolognese

On the menu for this edition of Taste Test Friday is a blind sampling of a classic American-Italian meal: pasta with Bolognese sauce – but with a twist. 

Published: 17-Jun-2016

Kids, claims and variety – the key opportunities for snacks growth

Kids, claims and variety – the key opportunities for snacks growth

Families, ingredient claims, and variety in packaging and flavors have been flagged up as key drivers of growth in the US snacking market.

Published: 15-Jun-2016

Probiotics in sports nutrition? Lallemand’s Lafti L10 studied for immune support in athletes

Lallemand’s Lafti L10 may aid URTI symptoms in elite athletes

A double-blind, placebo controlled study on elite athletes found that the dairy-derived Lactobacillus helveticus Lafti L10 by Lallemand Health Soultions can be a beneficial supplement for the reduction of upper respiratory tract infections.

Published: 14-Jun-2016

Green Sheep Water taps into demand for sustainability as a bottled water with a green conscience

Green Sheep Water positioned as bottled water with a green conscience

Sustainability and environmentally-friendly claims are becoming increasingly influential among consumers with recent research from The Hartman Group finding almost a third of consumers always buy products based on social well-being and environmental concerns. 

Published: 31-May-2016

Packaged cold brew coffee is gaining traction, & still has plenty of room for additional players

Packaged cold brew coffee gains traction, has room for more players

Cold brew coffee is creating quiet the buzz in the US with new brands streaming into the market and retail sales growing exponentially in the past five years. 

Published: 27-May-2016

Mars Food teams with Partnership for a Healthier America to improve nutrition, transparency in 5 years

Mars Food teams with Partnership for a Healthier America

To help fight the good fight against the ongoing obesity epidemic in America, Mars Food is teaming with the Partnership for a Healthier America to offer more nutritious foods and increase access to dietary information as part of its aptly named global Health & Wellbeing Ambition. 

Published: 27-May-2016

Vox Pop: The truth about Millennials, revealed by Millennials

Vox Pop: The truth about Millennials, revealed by Millennials

Serial snackers, addicted to new products and ‘emotionally connected’ to coffee? Marketers are obsessed with Millennials—generally defined as adults between the age of 18 to 34—so we thought it would be fun to head into the streets of Chicago and find out what real-life Millennials think about food.

Published: 26-May-2016

Dannon grows as it fulfills promise to improve its products’ nutrition, fund healthy eating research

Dannon grows as it fulfills promise to improve its products’ nutrition, fund healthy eating research

As The Dannon Company nears the finish line for fulfilling its promise to improve the nutrition of its products that it made three years ago to the Partnership for a Healthier America, the company also is demonstrating that what is good for Americans’ health is also good for business. 

Published: 25-May-2016

Functional & sparking bottled water sales are “very hot in the US,” analyst says

Functional & sparking bottled water sales are “very hot in the US”

Once considered boring by many Americans, water is becoming a go-to beverage of choice thanks to innovative manufacturers that are adding to it carbonation, fruit flavors and functional ingredients that consumers want, according to market research.

Published: 23-May-2016

Banana water is 'lighter and fresher than coconut water,' says Steuben Foods

Banana water tastes better than coconut water,' Steuben Foods

Banana water from Elmhurst Naturals – which combines water, banana juice concentrate and natural banana flavor (70 cals per 12oz bottle) – is now available in HEB, Jewel, Sprouts, Albertsons, Amazon and other big name grocers, and hits Kroger in the fall.

Published: 23-May-2016

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