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Folic acid unlikely to worsen B12 deficiency problems: NIH study

Consuming folic acid from supplements or fortified grain products is unlikely to exacerbate problems associated with low vitamin B12 levels, says a new study.

Study shows French are sweet on snacks

The French Nutrinet- Santé study has published its first results on snacking habits and their impact on nutritional balance.

Aflatoxin levels in almonds warrant ongoing scrutiny, US study

The frequency of aflatoxin contamination was high in almonds from southern California when compared to that from central or northern California, claims a new US study.

‘Liquid shortening’ may reduce sat fats and improve cake quality, suggests study

Replacing more traditional solid ‘plastic’ shortenings with a liquid version made from oils and emulsifiers may increase the structural quality and shelf life of bakery products whilst reducing the need...

Fibrex can boost antioxidant levels in cookies, study

New research from Serbia has flagged up the antioxidant benefits and shelf life extension properties of a sugar beet fibre derived ingredient, Fibrex, when added to cookies.

Study reveals the ‘health halo’ of organic foods

Consumers may consider organic cookies, yogurt and potato chips to be tastier, healthier and lower in calories because they carry an organic label, according to a new study conducted by...

Mushroom β-glucan could be high-fibre wheat substitute, study

A wheat substitute derived from mushrooms containing β-glucans could be used to produce healthier cakes with quality attributes similar to those of the control, finds a new study.

Studying genes may lead to higher yield, sustainable oil palms

A new research project aims to optimise the production and quality of oil palm, helping to produce more sustainable crops, by using molecular genetics to boost crop breeding.

Millers seek incentives for research, greater policy coherence

Flour millers in the EU are calling for greater coherence between EU policies affecting supply, more incentives for research and innovation in addition to safety nets to deal with extremely...

Oil-hydrocolloid mix may cut trans fats without affecting quality: Study

The hydrogenated fat content of bakery products may be reduced by replacing trans fats with sunflower or coconut oils, and still maintain characteristics similar to ‘full-fat’ products, says new research.

‘Non-conventional’ yeasts may offer new tastes: EU project

A culture of new opportunities from yeasts may soon be on offer for food the food industry, as a new EU project aims to explore the potential of ‘non-conventional’ yeast...

Whey protein structure discovery heralds next generation gluten-free breads

Researchers in The Netherlands claim to have pushed back boundaries on gluten-free bread formulation by using whey protein and locust bean gum structured into a ‘mesoscopic’ protein particle suspension.

Enzyme treatment may remove peanut allergens, suggests study

An enzymatic treatment process may effectively reduce allergens in roasted peanuts by up to 100 per cent, according to new research.

Spanish team flags up 'right' formulation for functional bread

A blend of oat, rye, and buckwheat flours with wheat flour ensures a bread with added value in terms of nutrition, palatability, shelf life and ease of handling during processing,...

Vitamin D2-rich yeast effective for fortifying bread

Consuming bread formulated with vitamin D2-rich yeast is equally effective at boosting bone health measures as vitamin D3, suggests new data from an animal study.

Sweet potato derived flour best source of vitamin A, study

Orange sweet potato based flour is claimed to be a good delivery system of vitamin A and could be used to reduce deficiency in developing countries, a new study claims.

Consumption of grain based dietary fibres may reduce risk of death from CVD

Dietary fibre sourced from grains may reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular, infectious, and respiratory diseases, according to a new US study.

Sight and sound has limited impact on chewing of crispy foods: Study

Auditory and visual perception do not appear to play a significant role in control of chewing crispy foods, according to a new study from The Netherlands and Brazil – at...

Acidic ingredient yields rice flour bread with better texture, study

Adding monosodium phosphate to dough increases the volume of gluten-free bread based on rice flour and hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (HPMC) and improves its texture, claims new research.

Study begins to unlock the development of child taste preferences

Children’s knowledge and consumption of fast food has a significant impact on their palate and preference for foods that are high in added sugars, salt and fats, according to new...

Salty snacks increase asthma risk in children, study

New research suggests that children who consume salty snacks more than three times a week are almost six times more likely to have asthma symptoms.

UK agencies call for more research on food allergies

The UK’s food and medical research bodies are looking to expand understanding of the mechanisms underlying food allergies, with a call for new research that could help improve diagnosis, prognosis...

Antioxidant properties of ancient organic grain can protect against oxidative stress, study

Kamut Khorasan wheat, an ancient and organic grain, has antioxidant properties which protect against oxidative stress suggests a new study.

Fermented wheat flour may be safe for celiac patients, suggests study

Baked goods made from wheat flour fermented with certain micro-organisms may be tolerated by celiac disease patients, according to new research.

Enriched milk fats may aid weight control: Study

Milk fats, used as ingredients in confectionary and bakery, could be enriched with compounds called diacylglycerols which may aid weight control, according to a team of Dutch researchers.

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