Botanicals

Herbal rush

Herbal rush

A new breed of soft drink is making its debut in the functional
drinks sector. A blend of Chinese herbs and fruit juice, Firefly
provides health-conscious consumers with an energy drink with no
added sugar or artificial stimulants.

A sweeter end product

A sweeter end product

German sweeteners firm Nutrinova reports on new research showing
how sweeteners used in hot drinks can alter the flavour profile.
The results allow the company to provide sweetener manufacturers
with useful guidance, it says.

Botanical conference

Botanical conference

The presence of botanical ingredients in beverages and foods is
certainly an increasing trend that looks set to continue in the
near future. A conference to be held by UK food research
organisation Leatherhead Food RA will address...

ADM adds to patents file

ADM adds to patents file

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has been awarded three US patents for
the use of concentrated isoflavones combined with other
phytochemicals to treat blood-related diseases, cancer and
menopausal symptoms.

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