An increased intake of fruits and tomatoes could help slow natural declines in lung function in adults, according to a new study that specifically suggests intakes could be of particular benefit to ex-smokers.
With unusual ingredients (think sea buckthorn, cacao nibs and 'ugly' vegetables), convenient packaging and a focus on minimal processing, manufacturers can shake up the saturated and mature prepared soup market, says Mintel.
A successful trial of biotech tomatoes with high anthocyanin that saw them increase the life-span of cancer-prone rats could help strengthen the positive side of the GM debate in the UK, says the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
LycoRed is introducing a new lycopene ingredient in the form of a
dried cherry tomato that is remarkably high in the antioxidant,
enabling foods to be fortified without complex regulatory
situations posing a barrier.
The FDA has delivered its long-awaited decision on health claims
petitions on tomatoes/lycopene, approving only limited claims on
tomatoes and tomato sauce but denying claims for tomato-based
products and dietary supplements.
Taking supplements of lycopene is just as efficient as increasing
certain food sources in boosting levels of the antioxidant, say
researchers, comparing lycopene blood concentrations after dosing
with both natural and synthetic sources.
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...
Eating tomatoes or tomato products on a regular basis can help
combat the risk of prostate cancer, according to new research
released this week. But the evidence remained inconclusive as to
whether it was the only the lycopene in...
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