Health, Wellness & Nutrition

Spockumentary: MicroWarriors explores probiotics and the human microbiome in highly logical detail

Exclusive documentary preview: MicroWarriors Special edition

MicroWarriors: Exploring probiotic power (and the powers that be)

By Shane STARLING

NutraIngredients went to LA recently to question two leading probiotic academics about probiotics and the microbiome and which we present exclusively here. The interviews form part of a new documentary to be narrated by Leonard Nimoy, better known as...

Caliwater cactus drink founder: ‘We’re where Zico was 10 years ago’

Special edition: Healthy beverage trends

Caliwater cactus drink founder: ‘We’re where Zico was 10 years ago’

By Maggie Hennessy

Longtime friends and film and television industry colleagues Matt McKee and Melissa Reed’s plans for a locally sourced juice bar in downtown Los Angeles morphed into a beverage company whose flagship product is ready-to-drink prickly pear cactus water...

Hard and crunchy = fewer calories?

Hard and crunchy = fewer calories?

By Maggie Hennessy

Consumers perceive foods that are either hard or have a rough texture as having fewer calories, says a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.

Goya: from ingredient to prepared foods company in 10 years

In conversation with Goya VP Bob Unanue on the $250 mn US expansion

Goya: from ingredient to prepared foods company in 10 years

By Maggie Hennessy

Historically a mainstay brand in ethnic grocery stores and the international aisle of supermarkets, Goya has grown into much more than an ingredient company—with a portfolio of more than 2,000 SKUs ranging from beans and olive oil to coconut milk and...

Key Insights from Food Vision

In conversation with the mastermind behind the €250,000 lab-grown burger

By Nathan Gray

Last year Professor Mark Post sparked international interest with the unveiling, and tasting, of the world's first lab-grown meat. Since then he's been working to iron out technical issues so that commercially available lab-grown meat can become...

Stephen Daniells and Shane Starling from FoodNavigator and NutraIngredients

Key Insights from Food Vision

Food Vision 2014: Bridge knowledge gaps, overcome change and work sustainably

By Kacey Culliney

What is the future of food? Simple communication of complex advances will be crucial, as well as picking up the pace amid a global population boom to feed the world nutritiously and sustainably, according to FoodNavigator and NutraIngredients senior editors.

A combination of saturated markets and slow population growth is putting pressure on the packaged food industry, say analysts

Sluggish growth predicted for global packaged foods markets

By Nicola Cottam

A slowdown in global packaged food markets is expected over the next five years as supply in developed countries reaches saturation point combined with insufficient opportunities elsewhere, but health and Asia offer hope.

‘Normal’ sodium intake range may be the healthiest: study

‘Normal’ sodium intake range may be the healthiest: study

By Maggie Hennessy

Despite that population-wide sodium reduction is often posed as the best solution for reducing cardiovascular disease (CVD) incidence, the current sodium intake of most of the world’s population is already in line with Institute of Medicine’s definition...

Beyond Meat: We’re a meat company that makes products from plants

Big interview: Ethan Brown and Brent Taylor, co-founders, Beyond Meat

Beyond Meat founders: 'We’re a meat company that makes products from plants'

By Elaine WATSON

“We’re a meat company that make products from plants”, say the entrepreneurs behind Beyond Meat, which makes "near-perfect replicas of meat" from plants. And they’re thinking big. After all, why settle for a slice of the $600m US meat-alternatives...

Omega-3 content sets walnuts apart from other tree nuts

Special edition: Nuts, pulses and legumes

Omega-3 content sets walnuts apart from other tree nuts

By Hank Schultz

Now that the mania about fat in the diet is mostly over the story has become that some fats are good. And as far as fat-rich tree nuts go, the story is: They’re all good. But walnuts have a leg up on their tree nut competitors in that they are the only...

The rise and rise of Dr Praeger’s Sensible Foods

The rise and rise of Dr Praeger’s Sensible Foods

By Elaine WATSON

The name - Dr Praeger’s Sensible Foods - may not sound very sexy, but the sales figures certainly are, says Larry Praeger, CEO of a frozen food firm enjoying double-digit sales increases year-on-year in a category where many players are struggling to...

Roasted and salted? Peanuts can be so much more, NPB says

Special edition: Nuts, pulses & legumes

Roasted and salted? Peanuts can be so much more, NPB says

By Maggie Hennessy

Sometimes it’s hard to think inventively about the ingredient that comprises half the ubiquitous peanut butter and jelly sandwich or is passed to us in small pouches on most airplane rides. But from flours and spreads to use as a legume, the potential...

Should dietary guidelines about saturated fat be changed?

Should dietary guidelines about saturated fat be changed?

By Elaine WATSON

UPDATED* - A high-profile study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine last week has re-opened the debate about whether saturated fat has been unfairly cast in the role of nutritional bogeyman. But how should policymakers respond?

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