PLThomas has announced it a strategic alliance with Polifenoles
Naturales (Polinat) of Spain to develop and market new ingredients
- an arrangement that will also help the Spanish company conquer
the US market.
Minimal processing of fruit - cutting, packaging and chilling -
does not affect the nutritional content even after nine days, says
an international study that could promote healthy eating on a
UK scientists have drafted in blackcurrant varieties from New
Zealand to prevent warmer winters wiping out one of Britain's
traditional fruits, and destroying the source of the popular Ribena
Ocean Spray ITG is introducing a new variant of dried cranberries
at Vitafoods this week that uses pineapple juice as a sweetener in
place of sucrose syrup, allowing food products to have 'cleaner'
Raspberries possess about 50 per cent higher antioxidant activity
than strawberries, and storage or processing into jams does not
remove the valuable compounds, as growing consumer awareness of
health benefits drive sales.
Joint health from sheeps' wool, kiwi fruit crossed with berries and
calcium-boosting bone extract… innovative ingredients from a small
Pacific archipelago are starting to make a disproportionately big
impact in the world of nutrition.
Mangosteen, a little-known fruit from southeast Asia, ranks amongst
the antioxidant-rich 'superfruits' that have attracted increasing
interest from industry and consumers this year, and awareness looks
set to grow in the...
A French investigation into daily consumption of polyphenols, the
antioxidant compounds found in all plant-based foods, will help
advance scientific knowledge on how they influence our health and
could one day lead to polyphenol RDAs.
A New Zealand research institute is aiming to turn fruit from a
traditional health food into one that can help food manufacturers
meet today's consumer's demands for specific health benefits,
writes Dominique Patton.
Exalted of late for their antioxidant health benefits, fruit
berries continue to show growth in a range of food applications.
Fruit ingredients stalwart J.O. Sims has launched a new Canadian
produced berry onto the market marking...
A growing proportion of people are aware of the five-a-day advice
about fruit and vegetables, says the UK food watchdog, but
statistics on obesity revealed by another government department
suggest that most consumers are not putting...
Makers of a weight loss supplement containing extracts of exotic
fruits have been hauled up by the UK's advertising standards agency
for making unsubstantiated claims about the product's efficacy in a
Just eating one or two servings of fruit or vegetables can reduce
the risk of heart attack, researchers said yesterday, although
those that eat more can cut the risk of coronary events by as much
as 70 per cent, according to the case...
Scientists at the UK's Institute of Food Research have begun work
to identify the compounds in strawberries responsible for
inhibiting the growth of cancer cells with the aim of developing
new varieties in which the anticarcinogenic...
The antioxidants in dark grape juice, noted for their health
benefits in fighting heart disease, may have a downside, according
to new research. In cell studies, scientists with the US Department
of Agriculture and Cornell University...
Many common Chinese vegetables contain useful amounts of
antioxidants with potential health benefits, researchers reported
this week. Most previous studies have looked at vegetables common
in the Western diet.
Scientific research would suggest that the colorants called
anthocyanins in strong-coloured berries like red berries,
blueberries and blackcurrants may have a role in preventing heart
disease. A three-year European-funded collaborative...
Researchers from the USDA's Agricultural Research Centre and Purdue
University have created a tomato which has nearly three-and-a-half
times the usual amount of the carotenoid as a happy side effect of
a GM process.
At the Fi Europe 2001, DSM Food Specialties will introduce a new
application of its FirmFruit® enzyme system designed to enhance the
appearance and consistency of processed tomato pieces in