Functional foods & beverages

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KD Pharma acquires dsm-firmenich’s marine lipids business

By Stephen Daniells

dsm-firmenich is selling its marine lipids business to the KD Pharma Group in exchange for a minority stake in the enlarged KD company. The deal would make KD Pharma the largest manufacturer of omega-3 fish oils.

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Can food palatability be predicted?

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

How can you tell a food is palatable? New research uses three metrics – HFSS, UPF and HPF – to test whether palatability can be predicted.

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Kemin receives novel food authorization for BetaVia Pure

By Nikki Hancocks

Kemin Industries has received novel food authorization from the European Commission for its BetaVia Pure postbiotic ingredient, a proprietary strain of the algae Euglena gracilis, with five-year exclusivity in the European market.

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Aligning consumer intentions with behaviors to achieve health goals

By Olivia Brown

While many consumers want to improve their health by opting for healthier product choices, key barriers include a lack of trust in retailers, understanding of the nutritional information provided, and perceived availability of convenient options.

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Is hemp the next functional food in vegetarian nutrition?

By Natasha Spencer-Joilliffe

As regulatory restrictions ease, researchers studying Cannabis sativa L. identify its nutritional benefits and potential in vegetarian diets while highlighting the need for clarity on the safety of some concentrated extracts.

Dr Armpit: Eliminating body odour with ‘good’ bacteria

Dr Armpit: Eliminating body odour with ‘good’ bacteria

By Olivia Brown

There may be significant opportunities to harness the skin microbiome to control body odours with the discovery that strong bacterial diversity, high levels of Cyanobacterium species and low levels of Staphylococci are associated with unpleasant odours.

Rockstar Energy hops on functional mushroom trend with Focus launch

Rockstar Energy hops on functional mushroom trend with Focus launch

By Ryan Daily

PespiCo’s flagship energy drink – Rockstar Energy – is out with a new functional mushroom-infused beverage line called Focus, designed to provide an energy and mental boost, Danielle Barbaro, VP of PepsiCo North America Beverages R&D, told FoodNavigator-USA.

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Pairing aspirin with a probiotic may reduce stomach lining damage

By Olivia Brown

Co-ingestion of aspirin with probiotic strain Bifidobacterium breve Bif195 in a group of healthy adults significantly reduced damage to the stomach lining associated with prolonged or high-dose aspirin consumption, according to a recent study.

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The 'promising' role of saffron in stress resilience

By Olivia Brown

New research conducted in partnership with botanical product manufacturer Pharmactive reveals that its standardized saffron extract Affron was able to normalise HPA axis dysregulation following chronic mild stress stimulation in a rat model.

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UK supermarkets match Danone’s Aptamil baby formula price cuts

By Olivia Brown

Following a recent investigation into soaring infant formula prices, global food company Danone has reduced the wholesale price of its Aptamil infant formula by 7%, and major UK retailers have passed the cost savings on to consumers.

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