Health, Wellness & Nutrition

Type 2 diabetes a ‘mismatch disease’ for our Paleolithic bodies

Special Edition: Tackling diabetes: Formulating for healthy blood sugar

Type 2 diabetes a ‘mismatch disease’ for our Paleolithic bodies

By Maggie Hennessy

When we examine the long list of noninfectious diseases that trouble modern society—which run the gamut in severity from flat feet to acid reflux, anxiety, certain cancers, high blood pressure, obesity and type 2 diabetes—it helps to look back, way back,...

What drives consumer liking of whole wheat bread?

Horizon Milling study: What drives consumer liking of whole wheat bread?

By Maggie Hennessy

Although consumers vary widely in their sensory preferences when it comes to whole wheat bread, certain characteristics in whole wheat flour—such as decreased bitterness and increased sweetness—improve liking among most consumers, according to multi-year...

IBIE 2013 Educational Sessions: What not to miss

IBIE teaser: You’re never too old, or big, to learn…

By Kacey Culliney

IBIE 2013 has a fantastic educational program lined up from tips for gluten-free and whole grain use, to insight on food safety regulations and labeling laws. BakeryandSnacks takes a look at ‘what not to miss’…

Stevia innovation: PepsiCo tackles Reb-D solubility challenge

Stevia innovation: PepsiCo tackles Reb-D solubility challenge

By Elaine WATSON

A patent application filed by PepsiCo describes methods of enhancing the solubility of steviol glycoside Reb-D such that it can be used in higher amounts in beverages and beverage concentrates, overcoming a key formulation challenge.

WhiteWave seeks to patent ‘light milk’

WhiteWave seeks to patent ‘light milk’

By Maggie Hennessy

WhiteWave Services Inc. has filed a patent application for ‘light milk,’ a lower-calorie alternative to skim milk without a watered-down flavor and mouthfeel.

Canada’s gluten-free market surges: Packaged Facts

Canada’s gluten-free market surges: Packaged Facts

By Maggie Hennessy

Riding the wave of continued strong consumer demand for gluten-free food options, Canada’s gluten-free market reached $458.9 million in 2012, according to a recent report from Packaged Facts entitled 'Gluten-Free Foods in Canada'.

Summertime program boosts poor kids' food security, nutritional intake

Summertime program boosts poor kids' food security, nutritional intake

By Hank Schultz

A US government demonstration program to provide school-age children from low-income households with meals and snacks during the summer months showed a 33% decrease in the rate of very low food security among children in the demonstration’s second year,...

Vinegar beverage shows blood sugar management potential

Vinegar beverage shows blood sugar management potential

By Stephen DANIELLS

Vinegar (acetic acid) should be ‘purposefully’ integrated into more food matrices, say the researchers behind a new study which reports the potential blood sugar management potential of a vinegar beverage.

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