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Snack Size Science: Soy’s promise for long-life

NutraIngredient’s Snack Size Science brings you the week's top science every two weeks. This week we look at the potential of soy to slow the ageing process and extend lifespan....

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EFSA botanicals advice does not consider QC, says EHPM

The guidance on the safety of botanicals published last week by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) does not take into consideration quality control measures industry has taken to address...

Apple extracts offer antioxidant promise

Apple cracking specialist Val de Vire Bioactives has developed a natural antioxidant extract for the functional beverages market.

Danes debut healthy ingredients database

A Danish start-up has launched a database of healthy food ingredients and active molecules that food, drink and food supplements manufacturers can tap into when researching and sourcing ingredients.

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Mintel: Preparing for a functional foods turnaround

The intrinsic health benefits of foods are likely to become a key focus of functional food growth in Europe as industry prepares for a major shift in the coming year....

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Ecological Food Manufacturers Association seeks members

Helping food companies meet growing demands for foods and beverages that are safe, nutritious and ecological is the aim of the new Ecological Food Manufacturers Association (EFMA).

Antioxidant-rich melon extract may ease stress, fatigue

Daily consumption of a melon extract rich in the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD) may relieve stress and fatigue, suggest findings from a French study.

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Danone-backed Yakult expands in India

Distribution of probiotic one-shot drinks is broadening in India, with a major push occurring in cities like Mumbai, as disposable Indian incomes rise, and more people take an interest in...


Bisphenol A: Hearts versus minds

Forget GMO and nanotechnology - the biggest food safety issue of our times is bisphenol A (BPA).

Carbery finds bodybuilders embracing health

Whey protein supplier Carbery says new bodybuilding supplements should become more than just fuel for muscle growth and offer added nutritional value to consumers.

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Datamonitor: New horizons for omega-3

Most European consumers identify omega-3 as essentially healthy, but there is a “significant knowledge shortcoming” about specific health benefits, Datamonitor tells NutraIngredients as part of a special series revealing insights...

Industry hits back at anti-supplements professor

The UK Health Food Manufacturers' Association (HFMA) has defended its members against a UK professor who last week poured scorn on the food supplements industry by slamming many supplements as...

Special Edition: Resveratrol

Science: Resveratrol’s miraculous promise

In the final part of a special series on resveratrol, NutraIngredients looks at the science behind the ingredient. Is there nothing it cannot do?

Could soy isoflavones extend life?

Soy isoflavones may activate anti-ageing proteins and lead to an extension of life, suggests preliminary research from Newcastle University in the UK.

Australia adopts mandatory folic acid fortification

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has announced that as of Sunday, Australian bread makers must use folic acid-enriched flour to reduce the risk of neural tube defects (NTDs) in...

Martek settles second omega-3 patent dispute in a week

Capsugel France has agreed to purchase all its algal DHA omega-3 exclusively from Martek Bioscience Corporation in the second patent dispute Martek has settled in a week.

EFSA issues long-awaited herbal product safety guidelines

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued long-awaited safety guidance for botanicals use in food supplements that proposes a lenient approach toward non-clinical and history-of-use data.

UK professor says supplements are a waste of time

The likes of vitamin A and vitamin C are a waste of money for most people and can even be detrimental to health, a UK-based nutrition professor has told the...

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Bifodan launches vaginal health probiotics website

Probiotics specialist, Bifodan, is launching a new website to promote probiotic products targeted at women suffering from vaginal infections.

Onion compound may protect colon from cancer: Study

Increased intakes of the compound quercetin, found in onions and apples, may reduce the risk of developing cancer of the colon by 50 per cent, says a new study.

Omega-3 demand not depleting fish stocks, says industry

An association representing marine sourced Omega-3 suppliers and food manufacturers has refuted claims that higher demand for the fatty acids is eating into fish stocks.

Callebaut-Natra chocolate plan turns sour

Barry Callebaut has confirmed it has ended negotiations with Spanish chocolate producer Natra over the integration of its European consumer chocolate business, citing differences over valuation.

Study raises concerns over CoQ10 for cognitive health

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) may not benefit mental function, and at high doses equivalent to 1700 mg per day may even be damaging, say findings from a mouse study.

Special Edition: Resveratrol

Supply: Resveratrol, from grape to grateful consumer

In the second part of a special series on resveratrol, NutraIngredients looks at the ingredient’s supply. What is it extracted from, how much resveratrol does it contain, and who is...

Menopausal herb wins EU herbal registration

UK start-up, Bio-Health, has won its second herbal products registration in a year for a sage product that reduces excessive sweating in post-menopausal women.