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The constant quest for innovation requires food technologists to be up-to-date with research. From hydrocolloids to oils and fats, flavours to flour what works well in which formulations, how does production method affect performance, and what are the sensory effects?

Cinnamon supplements alleviate metabolic syndrome in Asian Indians: RCT

Regular cinnamon supplementation counters all aspects of metabolic syndrome in Indian adults, according to a trial led by the University of Delhi.

Australian study affirms vitamin D’s ability to lower type 2 diabetes risk

Vitamin D could be useful in preventing the development of type 2 diabetes, an Australian population-based study has found.

Healthier wine? Fortification with white rose petal extract increases polyphenol content

Wine fortified with white rose petal extract (WRE) can provide added health benefits due to its higher antioxidant and polyphenol content, a Korean study has found.

Philippines

Seed company opens micro veggie gardens at future-food institute

East-West Seed has begun collaborating with the Food and Nutrition Research Institute in the Philippines to develop improved varieties of vegetables that can be grown in home gardens.

Artificial sweeteners combined with a low carb diet increases calories consumption: Australian academics

Artificial sweeteners combined with a low carbohydrate diet significantly increases the quantity of calories consumed, according to Australian researchers.

News in brief

Bell plans Kuala Lumpur office for Asian flavours operation

Bell Flavours and Fragrances will open a Malaysian office to boost its presence in Asia-Pacific.

Social media war erupts over Chinese halal delivery service

China’s ambitions to be a halal meat power have been questioned in a social media storm over the use of halal marketing by one of the country’s leading food delivery...

South Asia radius

Local drinks firms to use juice to get round new GST hike

Hundreds of Indian beverage manufacturers are preparing to start adding fruit juice to their carbonated beverages in a bid to game the newly implemented GST regime.

FoodPro / AIFST Convention 2017

Food firms should stop ‘dawdling’ and address major public health problems with functional products

Health and wellness concerns will spur sales of naturally functional foods in Australia, but major food firms need to “stop dawdling” and maximize the opportunities.

Maternal cashew nut consumption boosts cognitive development of offspring

Maternal consumption of cashew nuts during pregnancy and lactation is beneficial to the cognitive development of offspring, a new study on rats has revealed.

Novel food status for isomalto-oligosaccharide granted in Australia and New Zealand

Regulators in Australia and New Zealand have permitted isomalto-oligosaccharide (IMO) as a novel food for use in a range of food and beverages, including sports nutrition and meal replacement products. ...

Probiotic beer created at Singapore university has 'commercial potential'

Researchers in Singapore who have created a probiotic beer are on the lookout for industry partners to launch the product to consumers.

Alleviating China’s pollution anxiety: Anagenix’s lung-boosting ingredient set for beverage launch

New Zealand supplier Anagenix has said the first finished product featuring its lung-enhancing BerriQi ingredient will be launched in China in the next few months.

Iron fortification: Chitosan encapsulation strengthens stability and boosts bioavailability

Coating iron with chitosan nanostructured lipid carriers is a superior protection method when fortifying milk, with researchers also predicting its suitability for fruit juices, yogurts and traditional drinks.

Stevia toxicity: New tests support high dose functional food and supplement use beyond sweetness

The ethanolic extract from stevia rebaudiana bertoni has been claimed to be safe for human consumption at 300 times the recommended daily dose, opening up considerable functional food and nutraceutical...

Heart health and weight management: Which fruit juices offer the most benefits?

The types of fruit juices that appear to offer the most help in tackling cardiovascular disease and aiding weight management have been highlighted in a new academic review.

Powerful protein: Edible insects packing a punch

Michi Abe, founder of Abundance Food, launched the ProPro energy bar last year in Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. 

Coca-Cola launches Coca-Cola No Sugar: ‘The best tasting sugar-free cola we have ever made’

Coca-Cola has launched Coca-Cola No Sugar in Australia, promising the taste of the new sugar-free variety is the closest yet to its flagship brand. 

Switching from sucrose to fructose lowers insulin and blood glucose in the obese and diabetics

Swapping table sugar for fruit-derived sugar helps reduce blood glucose, especially in people who are overweight or have diabetes, a new review has reported.

Vitamin D deficiency linked to respiratory infections in Indian children, new data reveals

Vitamin D deficiency is associated with an increased risk of respiratory infections among Indian children aged six to 30 months, a new trial has found.

Students help devise alcohol-free Japanese soy sauce

Muslim students have been enlisted by a Japanese condiments manufacturer to help develop a new halal soy sauce which it hopes to begin exporting to Southeast Asia later this year.

Rice bran: Nutritional and functional food benefits underlined by precision technology

Rice bran is worthy of greater studies to assess its benefits for human health and nutrition because it is a rich source of proteins, fats, minerals and micronutrients such as...

Prune drink’s double deal: Juice lowers cholesterol and improves gut microbiota

Consuming prune essence concentrate lowered cholesterol levels and improves the gut microbiota, according to a new trial. 

Seeds from evergreens packed with enough amino acids to meet WHO standards

Seeds from two variants of Chinese evergreen trees have been found to contain enough amino acids to meet the daily nutritional requirements of infants and adults, according to a recent...

DuPont’s probiotic strain registered for Foods with Function Claims in Japan

Dupont’s probiotic strain Bifidobacterium lactis HN019 has been has been registered for Foods with Function Claims in Japan.

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