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Functional foods gain traction as alternative to OTC digestive aids

Functional foods gain traction as alternative to OTC digestive remedies

By Elizabeth Crawford

At the crossroad of Americans’ increasingly sedentary work- and lifestyles and their demand for decadent food is a growing need for digestive remedies and an opportunity for supplements and fortified foods to edge out over-the-counter treatments that...

Waste stream provides functional ingredient for apple producer

Waste stream provides functional ingredient for apple producer

By Hank Schultz

Waste streams are good place to start looking for functional ingredients, and so it was with a new company called AppleActives, which has developed a joint health ingredient from apple peels, peels which were previously being used as compost or as a low-grade...

Polyphenol-rich apple juice shows obesity benefits

Polyphenol-rich apple juice shows obesity benefits

By Stephen Daniells

A daily glass of cloudy apple juice may decrease body fat in obese people, compared to a control beverage, with greater effects noted in individuals with certain genetic profiles.

Apples deserve superfruit status, say Americans

Apples deserve superfruit status, say Americans

By Mike Stones

Americans believe apples should take their place alongside blueberries, cranberries and pomegranates as 21st century superfruit, according to a new market survey Apples: The Next Superfruit, prepared by SupermarketGuru.com and The Lempert Report.

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