A wrinkled type of ‘super pea,’ containing higher levels of gut-friendly ‘resistant starch,’ may prove beneficial to those at risk of type 2 diabetes, due to its ability to control blood sugar levels, a study thinks.
Intestinal enzymes responsible for breaking down starchy foods could soon be ‘toggled’ to be on or off, leading to foods that might help battle obesity and diabetes by better controlling blood sugar levels, say researchers.
Glucose and maltose syrup supplier Global Sweeteners receives the green light to acquire Jinzhou Yuancheng Bio-chem Technology, thereby securing supplies for corn starch, the key raw material in its sweetener production.
A new study has concluded that partially replacing corn starch in gluten free breads with tapioca and corn resistant starch can raise dietary fibre significantly, but without having a great impact on rheological properties.
The search for low glycaemic and slowly digestible starch
continues, with scientists from Purdue University reporting a new
starch that may lead to smaller spikes in blood sugar and perhaps
ease hunger pangs.
A US-Chinese collaboration into the properties and structural basis
of slowly digestible starches (SDS) could lead to healthier
carbohydrates that do not cause spikes in blood sugar and insulin
Leading supplements distributor Herbalife said yesterday that it
had stopped selling one of its products in Israel after an
investigation by health officials over complaints that it caused
Dutch potato starch supplier Avebe has finished off 'a difficult
year' with €0.4 million in profit, the 5000 strong co-operative
reports. But a tight economic climate, a poor harvest, and the
strong euro left their mark,...
Traditional herbal remedies can help in the battle against a range
of illnesses, including cancer and diabetes, according to data
presented yesterday to the British Pharmaceutical Conference in
Tough new EU labelling and traceability rules for GM products
should make it easier for food ingredients which are guaranteed
GM-free to grow sales - at least according to the only US
manufacturer of non-GM dextrose.
With global corn stocks at 20 year lows and prices slated to
continue their upward rise in 2004 the prospect of a new technology
that doubles the protein and oil content of corn while cutting the
carbohydrate levels should be well...
French starch specialist Cerestar claims that its product C*EmTex,
a nOSA starch, can be used to replace up to 100 per cent of the
whole egg in baked goods, considerably reducing the cholesterol
Starch ingredients company Cerestar formally launched a bio-organic
sweetener at Health Ingredients Europe in Paris this week.
CBio-Sweet is derived from bio-organic wheat and hydrolysed with