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Grant for novel bacteria detection and separation method

A research team at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has received almost $500,000 to develop faster methods for detecting and separating microbial contamination from food.

Solving the unhealthy = tasty dilemma

As the number of overweight and obese people worldwide continues to climb, policymakers and public health officials are scratching their heads over how to stimulate healthier food choices among consumers. ...

Quinoa leaf bread: Antioxidant activity lower than expected

Bread fortified with quinoa leaves increases antioxidant levels, but bioavailability is lowered because of protein-phenolic interactions (PPI), say researchers.

Low glycaemic carbohydrate enhances mood and memory in older adults: Study

Lower glycaemic load (GL) meals have been shown to benefit cognition and mood in young people, and now a new study has found that Beneo’s low glycaemic carbohydrate Palatinose (isomaltulose)...

Allergen-bound flour may offer new food allergy hope

The development of a new type of flour containing small amounts of allergen proteins bound to polyphenols could help to desensitise allergic people using 'food therapy', say researchers.

Maternal gluten-free linked to lower diabetes risk: Mouse study

Consumption of a gluten-free diet during pregnancy may be correlated to the health of offspring, and in particular their risk of developing type 1 diabetes, according to new research in mice.

The ‘right’ snacking has nutritional value for kids, say researchers

The ‘right’ type of snack can improve diet quality in children under the age of 11, according to researchers looking into how snack and meal frequencies affect total energy intake and diet...

SPECIAL EDITION: CLOSING THE FIBER GAP

Fiber-rich bakery: What does the science say?

In this special edition article BakeryandSnacks.com takes a look at some of the key suggested benefits of fiber, and how manufacturers can utilize it to benefit consumers.

SPECIAL EDITION: CLOSING THE FIBER GAP

Clever fiber blends offer weight management hope, says Professor

Fiber composite blends used in healthy food matrixes hold weight management promise, according to a professor from the University of Liverpool.

Purdue study: Artificial dyes highest in beverages, cereal, candy

New research from Purdue University scientists has revealed the dye content of scores of packaged food products, some of which contain more than the 35 mg per serving that has...

GM wheat presents ‘attractive’ gluten-free opportunity: Review

Genetic modification (GM) of wheat genes to ‘silence’ protein fractions toxic to those with celiac disease holds promise for cereal development, researchers say.

Fibre may increase post heart attack life expectancy by a quarter

Recommending a higher intake of cereal fibre after a heart attack may improve long-term survival rates, according to a nine-year research project.

Vive la revolution! Eurogerm renews ‘historical’ bread

Eurogerm is offering a French bread history lesson with the revival of a pre-revolution bread recipe, Pain Égalité.  

‘Underutilized’ cereal bran holds bread fiber promise: Study

Cereal bran is underutilized as a functional food ingredient but can enrich the fiber content of bread providing the antinutrient components are reduced, researchers say.

Reduction potential: Salt and sugar have synergistic effects on extruded snacks

Salt and sugar may have synergistic effects on the texture and quality of extruded snack products, and there is potential to reduce both without negative effects, according to new research.

EU-backed metabolic syndrome project has health claim wins in sight

Nick Henson is the Reading-based associate director at the International Food Network (IFN), a key player in the EU’s new multi-million euro, multi-partner Metabolic Syndrome-battling project, PATHWAY-27 , that has health claim victories...

Kellogg: Increased fiber intake can slash health care costs

A Kellogg-commissioned study has suggested that $12.7bn in US healthcare costs could be saved if consumers ate more fiber.

An effective strategy for public cardio-metabolic health promotion? Resistant starch shows blood lipid and body composition benefits

Using resistant starch-enriched flour in place of regular flour may reduce cholesterol levels in people with metabolic syndrome, report researchers from South Dakota State University.

Cutting carbs, gluten or fat? The 'utter nonsense' behind claims to be the best diet

From the benefits of gluten-free to those of Mediterranean and Palaeolithic diets, many claims that one dietary strategy are better than another for health and weight loss are simply 'unjustified'...

The secret to healthy cereal NPD? More air, less flake...

Consumers can eat up to 34% more calories when eating breakfast cereal with smaller flakes; a physical factor cereal makers should take a closer look at, says the lead scientist...

EU backs bioactives to help Metabolic Syndrome

A multi-party, EU-funded project is investigating the potential of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA); β-glucan and anthocyanins to be used in ‘bioactive-enriched foods (BEF)’ that could help the range of maladies known...

Elafin for gluten toxicity faces GMO hurdle, says chief scientist

A protein that could help fight celiac disease gut symptoms may struggle to overcome strict EU rules on genetically modified organisms, says the research director of the institute behind the...

Butter-like rice bran ingredient shows low fat bakery potential

A 'butter-like' extract of natural compounds from rice bran oil shows promise for several food applications, including use as a replacement for butter, margarine and shortening in baked goods, say...

Celiac Disease breakthrough?

Natural protein elafin ‘promising’ in battle against gluten toxicity: Study

The human protein elafin could be delivered into the gut using a probiotic bacterium to reduce the inflammatory reaction typical of celiac disease, researchers suggest.

Cereal psychology: Mascot eye contact sparks consumer trust

Mascots on breakfast cereals that gaze directly into a consumer’s line of vision can spark trust; findings that researchers say could be used to fuel growth of better-for-you lines.

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