Starch ingredients company National Starch and Chemical, a
subsidiary of the chemical giant ICI Group, has moved further into
human nutrition with news this week that it has acquired the
resistant starch business from Penford Australia.
The safety of the Atkins Diet and other high-protein,
low-carbohydrate diets has been criticised after a preliminary
report released last week linked one death and numerous illnesses
to the weight loss regime.
FACT, the Canadian developer of functional ingredients and products
for the baked goods industry, is to launch a range of cereal bars
and premixes in a variety of flavors - the latest arrival in an
increasingly crowded market place.
Researchers in Canada have found new evidence that buckwheat, a
grain used in making pancakes, may be beneficial in the management
of diabetes. The grain was found to significantly lower blood
glucose levels in rats.
Growth is ahead of schedule for wheat-based ingredients supplier
MGP Ingredients with the Kansas-based company moving expansion of
its textured wheat proteins to phase two as demand for their
speciality ingredients continues to gain...
US natural and organic food company the Hain Celestial Group this
week announced the launch of Carb Fit, its new natural
low-carbohydrate food brand, containing no trans-fats, hydrogenated
oils or taste- and stability-enhancing chemicals.
US oat-based ingredients maker Nurture has seen its concentrated
oat bran OatVantage emerge for the first time in supplement form,
providing a convenient way to help lower cholesterol levels and
reduce heart disease risk, it claims.