A newly identified enzyme can break down gluten molecules before
they reach the small intestine, Dutch researchers have shown, and
may offer hope for the management of coeliac disease using oral
Swedish researchers have identified a compound found in green
leaves that suppresses appetites and boosts weight loss in lab
animals, and could one day be used as a functional ingredient to
help tackle obesity.
Cyanotech Corporation, a Hawaiian-based company specialising in
ingredients from microalgae, is to take its astaxanthin-rich algae
extract into the European supplements market and has sought novel
foods approval from the UK's...
Nutrition Formulators has developed a new orally dissolving tablet
for nutraceuticals, which could help companies attract customers
who avoid taking daily supplements because they have an aversion to
swallowing pills - without having...
Ingredient suppliers have been quick to tap fruits and vegetables
shown to have a high antioxidant content, like tomatoes and
broccoli. Now new research suggests that mushrooms deserve a place
in the antioxidant hall of fame, with...
The obesity issue is not going to solve itself, concluded
participants in a CIAA debate this month who advocated an EU-wide
approach to tackling the problem, with the food and drink industry
forming part of the solution.
BASF has announced a price increase for proprionic acid, one of the
building blocks of vitamin E production, which may have a knock-on
effect for vitamin prices and other areas of the food industry
where the chemical is used.
Start-up Origo Biosciences has discovered the presence of an
anti-cholesterol immunoglobulin in milk and is investigating its
commercialisation as an ingredient for functional foods that may,
one day, give plant sterols a run for...
With the present shift in the nutraceuticals industry toward more
R&D investments, companies are required to give more serious
thought to protecting their proprietary technology in business
transactions. There are preparatory...
Chinese ingredients supplier Fenchem is introducing a vegetarian
form of hyaluronic acid (HA) called Hymax for use in dietary
supplements, helping to expand use of the ingredient in oral joint