Carbohydrate

The findings highlight an opportunity to transform ingredients and products such as bread, pasta, breakfast cereals into more diabetic-friendly versions, says lead researcher Cathrina Edwards.

Less processed fibre makes food healthier

By Niamh Michail

Preserving the natural structure of plant fibre during food processing keeps blood sugar levels in check – meaning manufacturers can make their products healthier without changing the ingredients, say researchers.

High-fiber sourdough rye bread & reduced glycaemic response: Cause and effect? Yes. Health claim? No...

“almost any carbohydrate-containing food would induce a reduction of post-prandial blood glucose responses"

EFSA rejects Fazer rye bread health claim

By Shane STARLING

EFSA has agreed ‘high-fiber sourdough rye bread’ may significantly reduce post-prandial glycaemic and insulin response compared to glucose, but refused a health claim from Fazer in Finland because all foods would have the same effect in comparison to...

Nestlé said its patent-pending bite-size sports nutrition snacks were portable and tasty compared to performance bars on the market

Patent watch

Nestlé files patent for bite-size sports snacks

By Kacey Culliney

Nestlé has filed a patent for high-carb and high-protein bite-size dough snacks for athletes and health-conscious consumers looking to manage nutritional intake before and during exercise.