Food cultures and tastes differ wildly across the countries of Asia and within them. Manufacturers track consumer trends closely and develop food and beverage products with specific regions and tastes in mind.
More than 20% of Indonesian homes are thought to experience the double burden of malnutrition - both undernutrition and overweight/obesity – with households of a higher socioeconomic status most at risk.
Research is underway to help Australian farmers better understand a key ingredient in baijiu, China’s national drink and the world’s top-selling spirit.
Crickets could become a functional protein ingredient to rival casein and whey in nutritional beverages and sports drinks, researchers suggest.
Australian researchers have confirmed that most Australians over-think their approach to dieting, and by doing so they manage to derail their best intentions.
Asian consumers are far more likely to be interested in healthy eating than those in the West, according to a new survey of attitudes to diet and nutrition.
South African, Egyptian and Saudi Arabian women see the appeal of healthier snacking options, but sweet baked snacks remain more popular.
Chinese males aged between 28 and 35 are the sweet spot for vendors of meat in China’s booming online commerce.
A craft brewery in the Adelaide Hills has released Australia’s first beer made with lentils.
Japan is known for its love of weird and wacky Kit Kat flavours, but Nestlé might have just taken the biscuit with its sushi version.
Soy milk fortified with combination of plant sterols can alleviate lipid peroxidation and inflammation, a Singapore clinical trial has concluded.
The glycaemic response (GR) to beverages does not vary depending on Asian ethnicity, with Chinese, Indian and Malay displaying similar responses, a first of its kind study has established.
Character confectionery brand Yowie has returned to the Australia and New Zealand markets; brand owner the Yowie Group has also signed a partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)....
Cases of severe and extreme obesity have doubled in Korea over the past 12 years, with people in their 20s and 30s most likely to be piling on the pounds.
A chain of seafood restaurants in Singapore has opened what appears to be the world’s first cooked-crab vending machine, which come piping hot in three flavours and vacuum sealed in...
From baby water to black cereals and even beauty-enhancing juices, innovations in China’s food and drink market were particularly dynamic in 2016.
Yogurt is enjoyed by almost all age groups across all regions, and endorsed now more than ever due to its probiotic benefits and nutrition value.
Having risen to become one of the world’s biggest producers of halal food, Thailand is now seeking to invest in halal production in neighbouring Cambodia.
Billboards pointing out healthy food options could be enough to pull people out of their junk-food obsession, early Australian research suggests.
There is insufficient evidence of a link between fruit and vegetable consumption and a reduction in the number of overall cancer cases, according to a pooled analysis of large-scale cohort...
Over recent years, the number of vegan food available in Australia has been soaring, to the point that last year witnessed a 92% increase in new product launches compared to 2014.
One of Australia’s early craft breweries has grown up to become a premium whisky distillery.
The GCC’s fast-food segment was worth more than US$20bn last year, making it one of the 20 biggest quick-service markets in the world, and is expected to grow by nearly...
Omija fruit ethanol extract may be helpful to fight obesity and related metabolic disorders such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, dyslipidaemia, and insulin resistance, according to the results of a...
Middle Eastern flavours are gaining popularity in unexpected European food categories, such as ice cream and cheesecake, as they tap into the demand for both floral flavours and modern twists...
New market research shows that three quarters of Australian shoppers buy cheese each month, with block cheeses alone accounting for more than half of the market.