A new randomised controlled trial identifies that chicory root fibres can selectively increase Bifidobacterium species within the human gut, regardless of food application and matrix, to achieve associated health benefits.
Through its annual fellowship grant program, the company has backed two innovative studies into the gut microbiota, including a gut-on-a-chip project that has the potential to break new ground in the field of next-generation probiotics.
More Americans are trying to consume probiotics and prebiotics than a year ago, but many are confused about the best sources for each and the relationship between them, fermentation and strain-specificity – hindering their goals, according to new data...
Dutch nutrition research and innovation firm Nutricia has announced it will support a series of research projects taking place around to world over the following weeks to help define nutrition guidelines to help speed up the recovery of COVID-19 patients.
Antioxidants found in grain bran (alkylresorcinols) could serve as a natural alternative to synthetic preservatives, helping manufacturers meet demand for cleaner labels, according to a new study by researchers at Penn State University.
Kemin Industries is seeking to better harness the brain power of the scientists behind its various business units with opening of its new Molecular Advancement Center at its corporate headquarters in Des Moines, IA.
Nestlé has entered a collaborative agreement with US-based life sciences firm Chromocell to develop ingredients for reduced-salt foods that correspond with consumer taste expectations, the company has said.
The researchers behind Emulin - a blood glucose control ingredient attracting interest from some of the biggest brands in food and drink - is asking food manufacturers to help it design the best food delivery format for a new citrus-based ingredient targeting...
Fat in pistachios may not be completely absorbed by the body, meaning that they could be lower in available calories, according to new research presented at the Experimental Biology conference in Washington, D.C.
Collaborations between big industrial players, small and medium enterprises, and research institutes is an important area of R&D. FoodNavigator.com takes a closer look at the benefits of pre-competitive collaborations.
Many major food companies have become hesitant to promote their research into the potential of nanotechnology for fear of piquing consumer concerns while it is still in its infancy, according to an expert from market researcher Lux Research.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has called for more transparency regarding conflict of interest statements when the agency waives them to allow experts to participate in scientific advisory meetings.
Funding to bolster research into new food uses for cereals and
oilseeds is behind a fresh R&D strategy released by the UK
cereals industry this week, a move designed to open up new market
opportunities for the sector.