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All aboard the almond train

All aboard the almond train

12 Nov 2015

Carly Wood explains why almonds are the go-to ingredient for new product development…

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Colouring Foodstuffs Threaten Natural Colour Dominance

Colouring Foodstuffs Threaten Natural Colour Dominance

12 Nov 2015

John George, Ingredients Analyst at Euromonitor International See John George Speak at Day 0 ‘Natural Colour and Colouring Foods 2015’ at Fi Europe -http://www.figlobal.com/fieurope/conference/day0

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Mediterranean Diet Falls Victim to the Lure of Convenience

Mediterranean Diet Falls Victim to the Lure of Convenience

12 Nov 2015

Ewa Hudson, Head of Health and Wellness Research at Euromonitor International
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See Ewa Hudson speak on Day 3 Health and Wellness Trends track  at Fi Europe -http://www.figlobal....

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Pycnogenol shown to benefit cognitive function

Pycnogenol shown to benefit cognitive function

26 Jan 2015

A study recently published in the Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences shows daily use of Pycnogenol, a  natural plant extract from French maritime pine tree bark, may help improve attention span, memory, decision-making – including executive-level perfor...

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Feijoa, blackberry found to have anti-inflammatory effect

Feijoa, blackberry found to have anti-inflammatory effect

14 Jan 2015

Feijoa and blackberry are two fruits with a strong anti-inflammatory effect that could help people with inflammatory diseases, according to recent research from the University of Auckland. The research into treatments for inflammatory bowel disease inv...

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European Consumers Await Next Generation Functional Dairy Drinks

European Consumers Await Next Generation Functional Dairy Drinks

17 Nov 2014

The European dairy industry has operated in a challenging regulatory environment in recent years as the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) worked its way through a series of health claim dossiers for functional products. A high level of uncertainty ...

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Yogurt, the Rock Star of Dairy Products

Yogurt, the Rock Star of Dairy Products

14 Nov 2014

Okay, maybe I should explain the title. You could say: “Why yogurt? Look at China. It is milk that is ‘rocking’ in China” – and you’d be right. The Chinese bring a carton of pasteurised milk as a gift to a party where Europeans give a bottle of wine. Y...

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Functional Ingredients: A Simpler Burden of Proof

Functional Ingredients: A Simpler Burden of Proof

11 Nov 2014

Functional ingredients lend foodstuffs energy boosting, health promoting or disease prevention properties. As supplements they are great in a number of situations. For example: Where lifestyle choices do not permit a diet that is replete in all necessa...

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Stage Set For New Stars in Superfruits

Stage Set For New Stars in Superfruits

20 Oct 2014

The long-held belief that fruit is good for you has increasingly come to the fore in recent years with rising promotion of its health benefits combined with generic industry efforts to encourage us to eat more. With this background, plus rising globali...

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The Changing Face of Dairy Products

The Changing Face of Dairy Products

17 Oct 2014

With a whole glut of new products and with more emphasis on unique and specialist items, dairy as a whole has been an interesting ride for many over the past few years. Food & Drink International has been witness to many of these changes, but perha...

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The Food Industry’s Little Helper

The Food Industry’s Little Helper

14 Oct 2014

Enzymes are little helpers that make the food world go around. Chemically speaking, of course, they are complex biological catalysts that promote various kinds of biochemical reactions, mostly by lowering the activation energies of specific substrates....

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Functional Ingredients and Functioning Bodies

Functional Ingredients and Functioning Bodies

13 Oct 2014

In recent years, the relationship between diet and disease has been increasingly publicised in the hope of changing consumer lifestyle habits – and it seems to be working; with consumers paying more attention to their dietary habits and opting for bene...

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