Neptune buoyed by yearly results
Quebec-based Neptune Technologies & Bioressources has recorded it sixth successive year of revenue growth as its krill ingredients draw greater consumer and business acceptance and its joint ventures prosper.
Amla sticks give consumers antioxidant punch
Avesthagen is targeting its Indian gooseberry ingredient directly to the consumer market, with a water soluble powder designed to be added directly to drinks.
Calls for more stevia safety tests threaten market launches
The safety of stevia has been called into question again after scientists at the University of California said further tests were needed on potential cancer causing properties before the sweetener is used in food and drink.
Nano trojan horse delivers antioxidant benefits
Australian researchers have designed a nanoparticle one thousandth the width of a human hair, which they say has demonstrated potential to protect antioxidants from destruction in the gut.
Organic consumers yet to be shaken by troubled economy
Shoppers in the US are continuing to buy natural and organic foods despite difficult economic times, according to research, but experts question how long it can last.
Market for superpremium juices soars in the US
Superpremium juice drinks have proved to be a dynamic part of the US beverage market showing “phenomenal growth” in just a few years, according to a new report.
Black raspberries show potential against cancer
Concentrated freeze-dried extracts from black raspberries may help prevent certain cancers by acting on multiple gene targets, suggests a new study with rats.
‘Historic’ verdict slaps ‘Smiling Bob’ with 25-year jail sentence
The founder of Berkeley Premium Nutraceuticals, Steve Warshak, has this morning been handed a 25-year jail sentence and his company ordered to forfeit $500 million by a federal court that found him guilty on 93 counts of conspiracy, fraud and money laundering.
‘Energy’ enters foods, confirm Mintel findings
Foods that claim to deliver energy are carving out a distinct place in the marketplace, as consumers start to look beyond energy drinks for an added boost, according to Mintel.
Cognis struggles to protect profits
Germany-based Cognis has reported strong sales growth for the first half of the year but oil price inflation dragged profits downward.
Olive leaf extract shows heart benefits: Frutarom study
Extracts from olive leaves may help reduce cholesterol and blood pressure levels, according to a small human study from Israel-based supplier Frutarom.
Wanted: North Carolina natural products sector
A North Carolina-based consortium has been awarded $100,000 to research botanicals and other natural products with $2.5m in the wings if a successful business plan can be developed.
Rice bran contains high arsenic levels, study
A new study has found that rice bran contains high levels of arsenic, which threatens to seriously call into question its use in foods and supplements.
Milk helps exercise recovery: researchers
Consuming milk can assist muscle recuperation after exercise according to a study published in the August edition of the Journal of Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism.
Packaged foods boost nutritional profile with nuts
Nuts are becoming evermore popular ingredients in packaged food products as manufacturers continue to satisfy consumer demands for nutritious goods.