Health, Wellness & Nutrition

Canada first to approve flax cholesterol claim

Canada first to approve flax cholesterol claim

By Maggie Hennessy

The Flax Council of Canada has received approval for a health claim linking ground whole flaxseed to lower cholesterol from Health Canada’s Food Directorate, paving the way for more development and potential demand for food and beverage products incorporating...

Four crickets provide as much calcium as a glass of milk and dung beetles contain more iron than beef, says the project's leader. Photo credit: Just Walk Away Renee

Are 3D printed insect snacks the taste of the future?

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Hurdles in food safety, taste and consumer acceptance await on the London South Bank University’s quest to join two big food innovations: 3D printing and insect-based ingredients.

Jarrow Rogovin calls for probiotics groups to come together to build science and win claims

Live from Probiota 2014

IPA calls for fresh global alliance in probiotics

By Shane Starling in Amsterdam

The founder of the International Probiotics Association (IPA) has called on the Global Alliance for Probiotics (GAP) to work with it to develop the science and dossiers that can win health claims in Europe and elsewhere.

Is Powerbar in for a face lift?

Is Powerbar in for a face lift?

By Maggie Hennessy

This week Nestlé announced the sale of its sports nutrition business under the Powerbar and Musashi brands to Post Holdings. As the aging brand assumes new ownership, industry experts to weigh in on whether Powerbar will get an update to stay relevant...

'Loving my life…like a Big Mac after a 12 mile hike!'

'Marketing can and should be science-driven and scientists are great marketers': VIRUN CEO

'Loving my life…like a Big Mac after a 12 mile hike!'

By Ben BOUCKLEY

BeverageDaily.com Personality of the Year 2013, VIRUN CEO Philip Bromley, reveals his lust for life and how soft drinks can combine ‘want with need’ to kick start the category, in the first part of an exclusive interview.

Global tea polyphenols market set to hit $368 million by 2020

Special edition: Polyphenols

Global tea polyphenols market set to hit $368 million by 2020

By Hank Schultz

Tea polyphenols are poised to enjoy strong growth over the next decade, with a new market report calling for the global market in the ingredients to hit $368 million by 2020.  That makes sense to observers, who say the popularity of tea, green tea in...

What’s wrong with personal responsibility when it comes to obesity?

What’s wrong with personal responsibility when it comes to obesity?

By Maggie Hennessy

Despite improving numbers among US adults in recent years when it comes to daily calorie intake, quality of food eaten and use of nutrition labels when available, the country’s collective weight is still a major concern, as more than a third (35%) of...

Step aside soy!  We’re having neatballs for dinner…

Special edition: Plant-based diets

Step aside soy! We’re having neatballs for dinner…

By Elaine WATSON

“This isn't meat,” said Phil Lapp’s nine-year-old daughter Morgan after wolfing down some home-made meat-free tacos one evening in 2011. “This is neat”.

Callebaut: More specific cocoa flavanol content claims will increase

Special Edition: Polyphenols

Callebaut: More specific cocoa flavanol content claims will increase

By Maggie Hennessy

Despite the growing body of research extolling the health benefits of flavanols found in cocoa, chocolate product manufacturers have yet to fully embrace front-of-pack claims calling out these compounds—with many still opting for more general “antioxidant”...

General Mills seeks to patent low-cal pasta dough

General Mills seeks to patent low-cal pasta dough

By Maggie Hennessy

Flour is typically one of the main ingredients in dough- or batter-based foods and often a major contributor to overall calorie content. In a patent application published Dec. 5, 2013, General Mills outlines the composition of a dough-based food product...

The 2015 dietary guidelines: the RD's wish list

The 2015 dietary guidelines: the RD's wish list

By Maggie Hennessy

This week, a panel of 15 experts convened in Washington, DC to discuss the next round of federal dietary guidelines for Americans. FoodNavigator-USA asked representatives of the nutrition community to weigh in on what they’d like to see addressed in the...

Hunniwater: The gateway to detox?

Interview with Hunniwater founder Karin Butler

Hunniwater: The gateway to detox?

By Maggie Hennessy

In a market with a long professed love of natural, sustainable and healthful food and beverage and an equally strong penchant for small business, a manufacturer of raw honey-infused waters found an incubator for the brand it hopes to take nationwide. 

Stevia has seen a rapid rise in its market share

Sugar concerns spark market gains for sweeteners

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The market for high intensity sweeteners is growing rapidly, with plant-derived stevia providing the fastest growth, according to a new report from Mintel and Leatherhead Food Research.

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