Sorghum is little known in the west but has all the makings of a superfood from the nutrient profile to its heritage tradition – can it join the ranks of quinoa and chia? One Mintel analyst certainly thinks so.
High-protein foods have evolved into a mainstream category with snacks standing strong, but the trend will start to lose its muscle to high-fiber so industry will have to be clever, says Datamonitor Consumer.
Long the victim of an outdated image problem—canned beef and barley soup anyone?—barley has the nutritional profile, cost and versatility that should catapult into the realm of super grains like quinoa and kamut. And yet, barley often ends up buried on...
Oat, barley and rye fibre all won positive opinions from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for claims relating to gut health in EFSA’s latest batch of health claims decisions under article 13 of European health claims legislation.
The American Association of Cereal Chemists International (AACCI)
is meeting this week in Europe, where experts from the
international cereals and grains industry are discussing latest
developments in grain-based science and technology.
Supporting evidence for the health benefits of regular cereal
consumption, girls who eat breakfast cereal daily weigh less than
their friends who opt for a different morning sustenance, reveals a
A new all wholegrain cereal range was launched in the UK last week
by cereal giant Kellogg, targeting the increasing number of
consumers turning towards healthier wholegrain products. Yet a
Mintel analyst says it is unlikely to be...
Eating too much refined bread and cereal may be at the root of the
teenage acne suffered by almost all adolescents in the developed
world, according to a report in this month's New Scientist
which reveals new US research.
Ebly, the French wheat grain product which is marketed as a healthy
alternative to rice or pasta, is to be launched in Spain by that
country's leading food producer, Ebro Puleva, making it the first
foreign brand distributed...
A reduction in pollution levels in Britain has had one unexpected -
and unwanted - effect. Wheat grown there has far lower levels of
the the essential mineral selenium than its counterparts in North
A new test is being developed to allow oat and barley breeders to
detect high levels of beta-glucans, cell wall plant components
which have been shown to have reduce the risk of heart disease in