Canadian company SunOpta has announced a 20 per cent expansion plan
for its US oat fiber production facility. With more than 50 per
cent of Americans now believed to be following Atkins-style diets,
the ingredient is becoming increasingly...
Moving deeper into speciality ingredients US company MGP
Ingredients has earmarked $1.7 million to expand its line of
textured wheat proteins and wheat protein- and starch-based resins.
The investment comes on the back of strong first...
Starch ingredients company National Starch and Chemical, a
subsidiary of the chemical giant ICI Group, has moved further into
human nutrition with news this week that it has acquired the
resistant starch business from Penford Australia.
The safety of the Atkins Diet and other high-protein,
low-carbohydrate diets has been criticised after a preliminary
report released last week linked one death and numerous illnesses
to the weight loss regime.
FACT, the Canadian developer of functional ingredients and products
for the baked goods industry, is to launch a range of cereal bars
and premixes in a variety of flavors - the latest arrival in an
increasingly crowded market place.
Researchers in Canada have found new evidence that buckwheat, a
grain used in making pancakes, may be beneficial in the management
of diabetes. The grain was found to significantly lower blood
glucose levels in rats.