Ancient Grains

The FAO has called for more diversified crop production

FAO urges greater use of ‘neglected’ grains

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has urged greater use of neglected traditional grains, saying that there is global overreliance on just a handful of staple foods.

Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum). Photo by K.G.Kirailla

Buckwheat benefits linked to d-fagomine content

By Stephen Daniells

A diet rich in buckwheat products would provide a daily dose of the sugar d-fagomine linked to benefits in the range of the active dose seen in supplemental studies, says a new study.

Ingredia Benexia China

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Ingredia takes chia to natural-focused China

By Kacey Culliney from Geneva

China’s trend towards natural ingredients with health benefits should ensure the success of Ingredia’s chia product for bakery, the firm has said.

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