R&D

Citrus fruits are ‘distinctively’ high in vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Pic: Getty Images/bhofack2

Citrus peel boosts fiber and shelf life in bread: Study

By Kristine Sherred

A study published in Frontiers of Nutrition revealed that adding 2% of blood orange and lemon fibers to wholewheat durum flour was a viable approach to producing high-fiber bread with respectable shelf life.

The snack segment will gain $16bn in the next few years, as consumers keep snacking at all times of day. Pic: ©GettyImages/Rimma_Bondarenko

Snacks category outpaces F&B ‘yet again’: IRI

By Kristine Sherred

The ‘snack evolution’ will continue for the foreseeable future as half of consumers are snacking at least three times a day, according to IRI’s Sally Lyons Wyatt.

Four of the 2019 EIT Food projects cover fortied snacks, the first banana based breakfast, sugar reduced chocolate for cookies and healthier wheat. Pics: ©GettyImages

Snacks, baked goods and cereals targeted by EIT Food for 2019 focus

By Gill Hyslop

Nutrient infused veggie chips, banana-based breakfast cereal, sugar reduced chocolate chip cookies and biostimulated wheat to increase yield and quality are some of the 2019 projects being undertaking by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology...

Scientist have created a new wheat variety that breaks down gluten proteins in the digestive system. Pic: ©GettyImages/luchschen

Researchers develop gluten-busting wheat

By Gill Hyslop

A group of international researchers have developed a new wheat variety that is safe to be consumed by people who suffer from celiac disease and gluten allergies.

PepsiCo's Snackbots are being piloted at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, to deliver healthier-for-you snacks to students. Pic: PepsiCo

PepsiCo’s Snackbot delivers snacks to students

By Gill Hyslop

The University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, is serving as a test site for PepsiCo’s Snackbots delivering better-for-you snack and beverage brands from Hello Goodness via an app.