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Botanicals giant refines fruit & veg extracts range for food supplements

French botanicals leader Naturex has emphasised its ambition to be the “world leader in the specialty fruit & vegetable category” by launching an extract range targeting food supplements including gummies....

‘Crowdfunding Jedi’ takes on Soylent with Ambronite, the ‘world's first organic drinkable supermeal’

Food is fun, says the self-described ‘serial optimist’ and ‘crowdfunding Jedi’ behind 500-calorie vegan ‘drinkable supermeal’ Ambronite. But not every eating occasion can be an epic, Mediterranean-style gathering fueled by...

Blueberry extracts may offer oral health benefits: Study

Polyphenol-rich extracts from lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium Ait.) may inhibit specific bacteria in the mouth and reduce periodontitis, Canadian scientists report.

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Back to school – but not for Ribena as retailer rings sugary drink recess

Return to school can be an abundant time for food and drink makers, but stakeholder actions are rupturing market safeholds as health concerns rise, says Euromonitor analyst Lauren Bandy in...

‘Digestive health and tea are big markets; putting the two together just makes sense.’ Former Clipper Teas executives launch Daily Cultures

Tea offers a convenient and ‘everyday’ way to take probiotics, say two former Clipper Teas and Tropicana executives as they launch their Daily Cultures tea brand.

Coffee polyphenol may help manage blood sugar in healthy people: Study

Polyphenols from coffee may improve blood sugar levels and boost endothelial function in healthy men, says a new study from Japan.

Pre hypertension link to risk in young adults widens scope for grape seed extract, Polyphenolics says

High blood pressure has been called the silent killer, and a recent study indicates its effects may be more widespread than previously believed.  It creates a market opportunity for those...

Smart water bottle company Hidrate gets huge launch from Kickstarter

After successfully raising $627,644 from 8,015 supporters via Kickstarter, Minneapolis-based Hidrate Inc will launch its HidrateMe smart water bottle product in December.

‘The consumer has come a long way from vitamins and minerals’ HFactor launches hydrogen-rich water

Savvy consumers now look well beyond classic nutritional attributes such as vitamins and minerals, and are thirsty for functional beverages, says hydrogen-rich water HFactor.

Energy drinks up swimmer performance: Research

Moderate caffeine consumption may help athletes improve performance, finds research with swimmers.

High fat diet in middle age could raise later malnutrition risk

A high energy intake from total fat, saturated fat and monounsaturated fat in middle and older age increases the risk of malnutrition ten years later, say Swedish researchers.

Kids with poor diets score poorly on cognitive tests: Finnish researchers

The worse the diet quality of children, the worse they score on cognitive tests - especially boys, research finds.

Nestlé beats H1 sales growth target, but sees profits slip

Better-than-expected first-half sales growth has allowed the world’s biggest food company, Nestlé, to confirm its 2015 outlook despite poor exchange rates leading to decreased profits.

Probiotics won’t help you lose weight, say researchers

Probiotics are not effective for weight loss, say researchers behind a review of current data.

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Sweden to take 2-day snapshot of kids’ diets

The Swedish Food Authority (NFA) will look at what 3,000 children eat and drink over two days as part of a study into the diets of the country's youth. 

In the year 2020: Global nutraceuticals market to be worth €35bn; 7% annual growth forecast

Botanicals are the fastest growing nutraceutical ingredient class in a category being driven by ageing populations around the world, a report has found.

special edition: protein

Protein trends: Saturation point or just the tip of the iceberg?

Does the huge demand for protein have the legs to last? And if so, where will it take us in terms of new sources and consumer demands?

special edition: protein

Protein where it matters: The demands and opportunities in medical nutrition

Protein is a vital part of providing nutrition to the critically ill, but what do we really know about protein demands for this specialist groups, and how can we better...

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Protein: Maybe it’s not just about what’s trendy, but what’s needed

Protein is one of the hottest ingredients in food and nutrition currently, but maybe we should focus more attention on developing protein-rich products for those who actually need more protein.

Could beetroot juice help you exercise for longer?

Chronic consumption of beetroot juice may improve cardiovascular health and potentially delay the onset of fatigue in healthy people, says a new study.

Private label nutrition equal to national brands

There are no major differences in nutritional content between private labels, national brands and hard discount goods – although private labels come out top for nutrition labelling, according to a French...

Soluble fibers may curb hunger and counter inflammation in overweight people: Human data

Prebiotic supplements may reduce appetite, food intake, and inflammation in overweight adults, says a new study from France.

Child’s play: EFSA approves immune and metabolism health claims, rejects colic discomfort

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has approved three children’s health claims for immune health and energy-yielding metabolism but rejected a fourth infant claim for the reduction of gastrointestinal discomfort....

France goes off-piste with caffeine, carnitine, creatine, lycopene law? EFSA safe caffeine limit halved

France has proposed new legal daily limits for carnitine, creatine, lycopene and caffeine in supplements – the latter of which was half that defined as safe by the European Food...

News in brief

EFSA considers health claim for creatine and elderly muscle function

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is reviewing a health claim application for creatine and muscle function in the elderly following an application from German chemical company AlzChem AG.

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