Natural snack startup, Tea Squares said it could be the next acquisition target by a major US CPG company, after the company recently secured listing at a Whole Foods store in Chicago.
DIGGING INTO INNOVATION & NPD WITH DATAMONITOR CONSUMER
Green tea has migrated from hot drinks into other foods over the years but has particular promise in breakfast cereal where manufacturers can pack nutritional punch into weight-loss products, says a Datamonitor researcher.
Reduction of pH key to green tea enriched biscuit quality, finds new study
Retention of green tea extracts in biscuits is improved by a reduction in the pH of the dough, finds new research looking at the stability of different catechins when fortifying baked goods.
Maxx launches bitter-free green tea for bakery
Upstate New York-based Maxx Performance has introduced an encapsulated green tea extract allowing addition to bakery and other dried goods without compromising flavor.
Green tea extract may counter fatigue for workaholics
Supplements of the green tea compound EGCG may offset the signs of
physical and mental fatigue associated with modern stressful lives,
suggests research from Japan.
Green tea ingredient rides trend
A green tea extract has been launched by Danisco as a food
ingredient, reinforcing the perceived benefits of the antioxidant
and its "consumer friendly" appeal.
More study needed on green tea HIV link
Drinking green tea may help to prevent the spread of the HIV virus,
a study suggests, but the authors have warned more research is
Danisco launches green tea 'flavour protector'
Danisco is looking to benefit from growing interest in natural
antioxidants with the launch of Guardian green tea extracts.
Green tea improves blood lipid levels, say scientists
Regular consumption of the antioxidant rich green tea could reduce
blood lipid levels and cut the risk of developing heart disease,
suggests a small trial from Portugal.
Green tea flavonoids: Anti-browning additives for dairy?
Scientists in the US are looking into the potential of green tea
polyphenols to stop the Maillard reaction in thermally processed
dairy to prevent dark colours and off-flavours.
Matcha green tea tipped as luxury flavour of the future
A Japanese firm is confident that a traditional form of green tea
is about to take off as a luxury flavour category in Europe.
Green tea cuts risk of death, study
Drinking several cups of green tea every day could cut peoples'
risk of death from a range of diseases, but does not appear to
lower the chances of getting cancer, says a Japanese study.
Tea linked to lower risk of bile stones and cancer
Drinking at least one cup of tea a day could cut the risk of cancer
in the gallbladder and bile ducts by about 40 per cent, suggests a
population-based study from China.
FDA blackballs green tea heart health claims
The evidence that green tea could benefit heart health are
"supportive" but not "conclusive", said the FDA, leaving the door
open to backing such health claims in the future.
Caffeine could protect against diabetes
People who drink lots of green tea or coffee every day could lower
their risk of diabetes by 33 percent, a result linked to caffeine
content, says new research from Japan.
Tea's brain health benefit link gets more support
Both green and black tea could protect against age-related diseases
like Alzheimer's, says a new study, adding yet more support to the
benefits of tea extract on brain health.
Tesco functional cereal bars fortify healthcare shelves
UK company Multiple Marketing has developed a new range of
functional cereal bars in an attempt to cash in on the increasing
demand for nutritionally beneficial and innovative wellness
products that deliver functional health benefits.
Green tea could protect against Alzheimer's
Drinking more than two cups of green tea a day could cut the risk
of dementia by half, claims a population-based study of elderly
Green tea could provide Alzheimer's breakthrough
Scientists investigating the effects of green tea antioxidant EGCG
on mice's brains believe their positive results may signal its use
as a preventative or treatment of Alzheimer's disease in humans.
Scientists perfect instant tea processing
Scientists have developed a new technology to process instant tea.
The invention is said to cut processing time by 15 hours, making it
considerably less labour intensive and reducing costs.
China builds up green tea supplies
At 3.15 million tonnes world tea production in 2003 beat 2002
supplies but prices remained firm reflecting season variability,
reports the UN food and farm body, adding that China has pushed up
green tea supplies.
Solution to counteract effects of irradiation
Reasearchers from the Food Safety Consortium at the University of
Arkansas have devised a means of using grape and green tea extract
to eliminate certain side affects of irradiated chicken - a move
which could help make irradiated...
Taiyo acquires Chinese green tea manufacturer
Japanese functional food ingredients firm Taiyo Kagaku is set to
increase its share of global green tea sales with the recent
acquisition of Chinese green tea extract manufacturer Wuxi Green
Herbals, plant extracts getting cleaner
Plant extract suppliers are developing new technologies to
sterilise herbs to help customers avoid increasing scrutiny of
solvent use and meet higher demands for product quality.