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Organic apples good for gut health: study

By Oliver Morrison

Everyone knows an apple a day keeps the doctor away. They may also store intriguing benefits for the gut, suggests new research, with the organic variety having the edge over standard apples.

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What's the cost of rising demand for superfoods?

By Niamh Michail

Demand for superfoods like avocados and blueberries has exploded in recent years. But what's the impact on global food dynamics and can production keep up with demand? A Rabobank analyst weighs in.

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Stealth carrots: How veggies are finding victory in F&B

By Rachel Arthur

Carrots might look dull compared to trendy super fruits and leafy vegetables, but the humble vegetable is in demand as a subtle but powerful nutritional boost, as consumers seek to increase their vegetable intake. 

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Berry drink shows skin benefits

By Shane Starling

A polyphenol-rich red and black currant berry drink has shown significant anti-wrinkle and skin smoothing benefits in a 12-week French study.

The Commission's roadmap evaluation of botanicals and health claims could be rendered useless unless it is clear in what is meant by the term 'botanical', says Bert Schwitters. Photo credit: iStock.com

The botanical roadmap to nowhere: Legal definition needed for real clarity

By Bert Schwitters, author of Health Claims Censored

If the European Commission’s regulatory rethink is to provide any meaningful improvement for the botanical industry, it must set a clear legal definition of what botanicals actually are, argues author and commentator Bert Schwitters. 

A new 'superberry' is claimed to be the 'next big fruit' on the market

New ‘superberry’ launched

By Nicholas Robinson

A new ‘superberry’ known as blue honeysuckle is set to be launched in the UK by ingredients supplier CPM.

The Nut Association chairman: '…Obesity and snacking in between meals would be a lot healthier if people ate these little things.'

Nuts: A ‘five-a-day’ food?

By Kacey Culliney

The Nut Association has filed a paper to Public Health England in the UK calling for nuts to be included in the country’s five-a-day fruit and vegetable recommendations.

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ASA bars smoothie web claim

By Rod Addy

An internet smoothie ad has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for misleadingly exaggerating the amount of fruit portions it contained.

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Mooted novel food changes will open exotic fruit doors in EU

By Shane STARLING

Exotic and functional fruits and vegetables like cashew nut fruit, chu chu and their extracts are set for an easier passage into European Union markets if mooted simplifications to EU Novel Foods laws come to fruition, according to a UK-based expert.

Researchers have come up with a natural coating to extend the shelf life of blueberries. Photo: Scott Schopieray

Natural coating gives fruit a berry long shelf life

By Jenni Spinner

Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered a material found in blueberry leaves can be used to coat the berries themselves, delivering longer shelf life, boosted antioxidants, and pathogen protection.

The Topfil wild berry fillings can be used in patisseries, baked goods and cheesecakes and should appeal to consumers looking for tasty health, says Puratos

Puratos: Wild berry bakery fillings on trend

By Kacey Culliney

Puratos has added wild berries to its bakery fillings range to align with consumer interest in nutritional tasty ingredients and move away from watery, cultivated berries.

Taura says fruit doesn't need an EFSA claim, it stands on its own feet

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Is the next generation of fruit functional?

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Fruit may have its own stand alone functionality but Taura Natural Ingredients says fortification with milk and pea proteins, green coffee and grains will bring the ingredient into new areas. 

Fytexia targets US expansion with new US-structure and Med Diet science

Fytexia targets US expansion with new US-structure and Med Diet science

By Stephen Daniells

French raw material supplier Fytexia wants to more than double its US business within five years by bringing the benefits of the Mediterranean Diet to North America, as it opens a sales office in the New York City area and a warehouse in Salt Lake City,...

Replacing three servings per week of fruit juice with whole fruit reduced the risk of type 2 diabetes

Drinks trade body defends fruit juice health benefits

By Laurence Gibbons

The British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) has reiterated that fruit juice plays a positive role in the diet after a new report found a link between drinking it and an increased risk of contracting type 2 diabetes.

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