By Rianne Ruijschop, head of health, and Ann Stijnman, flavour and texture project manager, Nizo
We are regularly hearing about the health benefits of plants and their compounds but converting a promising ingredient into a health-giving product that can be successfully marketed is not a straightforward process. NIZO experts explain the challenges...
Back after the COVID hiatus, Ingredion took advantage of the highly on-point and in-person Snackex 2022 – organised by the European Snacks Association in Hamburg, Germany, at the beginning of July – to showcase its solutions to help producers stay ahead...
New research has concluded that the addition of berry polyphenols to plant protein isolate dispersions can alter their physical properties in a way which might be useful for the formulation of functional food and drink.
Texture-modified, antioxidant-rich, plant-based snacks are a useful nutrition support to benefit healthy ageing via the elevation of antioxidant ability and alteration of gut microbiota, according to new research.
Scientists have found plant-based meats are digested differently from animal-based meats in a human gut model and suggest that these findings may facilitate the formulation of a new generation of plant-based meat analogues with improved quality and nutritional...
A sports nutrition startup founder describes how he has created new iterations of his brand to keep on top of fast-changing consumer needs, with the pandemic bringing a gear shift towards holistic wellness.
Increasing popularity of plant-based sports nutrition has compelled sports nutritionist, TJ Waterfall, to compile a new guide designed to educate consumers and promote the industry’s commitment to vegan and vegetarian nutrition.
A survey of frontline health care workers across six countries found that those who followed plant-based or pescatarian diets were significantly less likely to suffer severe COVID-19 symptoms, compared with those who followed other diets.
A Swedish cohort study which assessed associations between healthy food choices and human gut microbiota composition has pointed out the notable impact of dietary fiber and red meat on the health of the gut microbiome.
An analysis of different diets and their impact on Vit B6 status has found no link between plant-based diets and vitamin deficiency as supplements are revealed to be the strongest predictor of sufficiency.
A report by Austria’s Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES) reveals that almost 40% of plant-based supplements tested that use the terms “superfood,” "purification" and "detoxification," were rejected.
Plant-based diets rich in whole carbohydrates can improve insulin sensitivity and other health markers in individuals with type 1 diabetes, according to two case studies published by researchers from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
Global health ingredient manufacturer IFF Health has received Non-GMO Project Verified certification for its Go-Less Men pumpkin seed extract for healthy bladder function, as the firm works to build full transparency.
Researchers have discovered a way to use enzymes to break down the FODMAPs in nutritious foods that often cause intestinal issues, creating hope that manufacturers could create new stomach-friendly and highly nutritious plant-based products.
American consumers are increasingly looking for products with a focus on simple, high-quality ingredients and sustainability. And a group of Italian companies believe their products are ready to meet these demands: with their drinks on show at the Winter...
An emergency medicine doctor has founded his own brand selling a nutritionally boosted plant-based ‘motivational’ protein shake offering a replacement for "empty-calorie" coffees and additive-filled snacks.