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Botanicals: Research round-up

As part of our special edition on botanicals, NutraIngredients takes a look at recent research of some popular botanical ingredients.

Botanicals have been the subject of numerous studies, all eager to add scientific credence to their reported health benefits.  ©iStock/ChamilleWhite

Meta-analysis supports inulin’s cholesterol busting potential

Consuming prebiotic inulin-type fructans may help slash LDL cholesterol levels across a range of population groups, says a new systematic review and meta-analysis.

Capsugel finding fortune ‘outside the capsule’

Business is booming at nutraceutical and pharma delivery system giant Capsugel as it reaps the benefits of a shift ‘outside the capsule’ for the first time.

’We are investors and we expect companies to manage the risks in their supply chain’

Investors worth $1.25trn urge industry to switch to sustainable plant proteins

A group of investors worth $1.25 trillion (€1.1 trn) in assets are urging 16 food companies to accelerate the switch to sustainable, plant-based proteins.

With NDI in hand and production sorted out, organic algal DHA is ready for prime time

Armed with a successful New Dietary Ingredient notification and good results on production development, Canadian company Solarvest BioEnergy said it is ready to launch its organic algal DHA product into the market.

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Nestlé Health Science founding chief retires after 40 years

Luis Cantarell, who headed up €500m+ food-pharma crossover research centre Nestlé Health Science when it launched in 2010, is retiring after 40 years at the Swiss food giant.