Food tech start-up Unavoo has launched a natural, stevia- and prebiotic fibre-based sweetener that can replace sugar like-for-like in dairy, bakery and beverage products.
Eating bread with ancient grains can significantly reduce total cholesterol and blood glucose levels, according to a recent randomized, double-blinded crossover trial.
Mondelez has been backed by the Birmingham City Council (BCC) over slow energy claims made for its BelVita breakfast biscuits after they were challenged in the UK.
Eight ingredients have won EU health claims that can be used to back messaging around metabolic syndrome – although the take-up to date has been lacklustre, says Euromonitor analyst, Diana Cowland.
White bean derived supplement may lower GI of bread
The glycemic index (GI) of foods could be reduced through the intake of a white bean derived dietary supplement, claims a new study.
Satiety feeds appetite for ingredient launches
Key trends for ingredient launches in 2007, such as products for
satiety and weight management, will continue this year, though
world economy will affect some areas of innovation, says LFI.
Grains can control blood sugar all day, new research
Eating certain grains with a low GI breakfast can keep your blood
sugar regulated for up to ten hours, according to a new research
study released this week.
Frutarom again on acquisitions trail
Ingredients company Frutarom has today confirmed it is in talks to
buy Adumim, a move which if successful would strengthen the firms
hold in the functional ingredients arena.
Cinnamon again linked to better blood sugar
Using cinnamon as a functional ingredient may lead to slower
emptying of the stomach and reduce the rise in blood sugar after
eating, says a new study.
Novel hunger-stopping glucan from probiotics
Reuteran - a novel alpha-glucan produced by the bacteria
Lactobacillus reuteri - could be finding its way into
bakery and dairy products as a weight management ingredient, Dutch
scientists have reported.
Australia firm patents natural low GI sugar
An Australian firm has patented what it describes as a 'totally
natural low GI sugar'.
Slimming coffee to launch in UK
A new coffee drink that claims to help consumers lose weight by
reducing the amount of sugar the body absorbs from food will be
launched in the UK next year.
Antioxidant-rich almonds may help in blood sugar control
Almonds may improve the control of blood sugar levels and eliminate
'sugar spikes' after eating, says new research from Canada that may
have implications for diabetes and heart health.
Chinese chocolate heads for Europe
Singapore-based healthcare company Eu Yan Sang is hoping to make an
impression on the European chocolate market with a range of sweets
containing traditional Chinese herbs.
Pomegranate juice shows possible diabetes benefits
A new Israeli study suggests that pomegranate juice could offer
health benefits for diabetics, despite the juice containing
significant sugar concentrations.
Spicing up could lower blood pressure
The commonly used spice cinnamon could lower blood pressure in
hypertensive people, researchers report for the first time, results
that have been heralded by industry.
Glycaemic index review could help food makers
A new review could help food developers and technical managers
appreciate how dietary fibre influences the glycaemic index of
foods, especially cereal products.
High vitamin B intake cuts risk of colorectal cancer
Women who consume significant amounts of vitamin B6- often found in
fortified cereals- can cut their risk of colorectal cancer,
especially if they drink, according to new research, writes
Palatinit anticipates EU market entry for slow-release carbohydrate
German firm Palatinit has applied for regulatory approval to launch
its slow energy release carbohydrate, isomaltulose, on the European
market, writes Lindsey Partos.