The consumption of coffee does not increase the risk of heart disease and may reduce the risk of developing diabetes by up to 30%, says results of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study.
Clarisoy, the invisible protein developed by Burcon and commercialized by ADM, will be available in commercial quantities by the summer, ADM has revealed.
The rehydrating powers of coconut water match those of a carbohydrate-electrolyte sports beverage, says a new study using the VitaCoco product.
An independent panel of experts has determined that Kemin Health’s AssuriTEA Green is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for use in food and beverages.
The neuropsychologist behind brain-friendly functional beverage Nawgan says he is on a mission to turn it into “the most relevant brand in the world”.
Ingredients distributor Horn is installing equipment at its Nutri Granulations facility in La Mirada, California, to fill and seal ‘blast caps’, a dosing technology enabling consumers to add vitamins and other bioactives to beverages at the point of consumption.
Coffee consumption may lower endometrial cancer risk, study
Women who drink four or more cups of coffee a day may have a lower risk of developing endrometrial (uterine) cancer, according to a new Harvard study.
The risk of depression lowers by up to 20% with increased caffeinated coffee consumption, a study of more than 50,000 US women has found.
Caffeinated coffee may not only give you a kick in the morning, it may also reduce the risk of developing diabetes, suggest results of a human trial by Harvard researchers.
Mystery coffee ingredient boosts protection against Alzheimer’s
New research suggests four to five cups of caffeinated coffee a day could help fight off Alzheimer’s disease, due to a mystery coffee ingredient that interacts with the drink’s caffeine content.
Energy drinks are “never appropriate” for children or adolescents and some contain substances that could be harmful, warns a new clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Energy drinks boost functional beverage category
Energy drinks are becoming more popular in the United States as younger consumers move into their prime consumption years – and energy drinks continue to deliver a distinctive benefit, says a new report from Packaged Facts.
An extract from yerba mate, a traditional drink from South America, may offer an antioxidant-rich alternative to the brewed tea for use in supplements, suggests a new study from Brazil.
Three to four cups of a ‘special’ coffee rich in green coffee bean compounds and roast products may protect oxidative damage to DNA and help reduce body fat, say new results published today.
FutureCeuticals builds science for coffee fruit extracts
A proprietary extract from the coffee fruit may contain more than 10 times the chlorogenic acids (CGA) of a typical cup of brewed coffee, without the caffeine content, says a new study.
Green coffee bean extract gains GRAS
Texas-based Applied Food Sciences has obtained self-affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) status for its GCA-branded green coffee bean extract ingredient.
Antioxidants in coffee traced to roasting process, study
The main source of antioxidants in coffee is not the uncooked green beans, but can be traced to “valuable compounds” in the roasting process, according to a new study.
Measuring ‘energy’: Bridging the disconnect between ‘energy’ and ‘sports’
The disconnect between a traditional understanding of energy, such as endurance, and the rise of energy drinks, is raising questions as to how we measure energy, says the CEO of CRO.
Smoothies may offer higher bioavailability and greater cancer protection: Study
Consumption of apple smoothies may increase the bioavailability of polyphenols in the colon, compared with juice, and possibly offer greater protection against chronic disease and cancer.
Illinois-based FutureCeuticals has self-affirmed GRAS status in the US for its line of patented coffee extracts after an assessment by a three-strong independent panel.
Cyclodextrins may reduce bitter ginseng flavours: Study
The addition of cyclodextrins to ginseng-containing beverages could reduce the bitter flavours associated with the functional ingredient, according to new research.
Coffee may protect against DNA damage: Study
A daily cup of coffee may reduce the oxidative damage to DNA by 12 percent, according to a pan-European study.
Medical journal editors urge energy drink rethink
An editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) has called for more regulation and initiative from industry to protect children from the potential health threat posed by energy drinks.
Tea and coffee support heart health: EPIC Study
Between three and six cups of tea a day may reduce the risk of death from heart disease by about 45 per cent, says a new study from The Netherlands.
Polyphenols can be absorbed into the blood stream when consumed from a beverage, showing the potential to deliver the antioxidants via a juice, says a new study from Coca-Cola.
Healthy tea extracts offer tasty functional beverages opportunity
High-quality, concentrated tea extracts could offer natural functionality, according to a trends report from global carton packaging and filling machines company SIG Combibloc.
Aloecorp hails GRAS for aloe vera as food/drink ingredient
Aloecorp claims that it has become the first aloe vera grower and supplier to affirm GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status for use of aloe vera as a food and beverage ingredient in the US.
Hawaiian superfruit specialist debuts coffee extract
Superfruit extract specialist KonaRed has signed a deal with fellow Hawaiian company, Hawai‘i Coffee Company, to introduce coffee extracts into its premium coffee products.
BeverageDaily.com is launching the first virtual conference and expo dedicated to drink ingredients and formulation.
Coffee’s anti-diabetes benefit strengthen
Regular coffee drinking may reduce levels of inflammatory markers linked to diabetes, according to new findings from a human study.
Technology disrupts cell structure for better bioavailability
Green Cell Technologies has developed a new technology that it says can isolate bioactive plant molecules by disrupting their cell structure, without denaturing them by using heat or chemicals.
Adding milk to coffee does not reduce the bioavailability of antioxidants, says a new study from the Nestlé Research Center.
Coffee, tea may slash diabetes risk: Meta-analysis
Drinking three to four coffee and tea may reduce the risk of developing diabetes by 25 per cent, says a new review and meta-analysis of the data to date.
Inulin-rich chicory extract passes tolerance test
An inulin-rich extract that also contains polyphenols and other bioactive compound is very well tolerated, says a new study from France that builds the science behind an emerging product.
FDA examines caffeinated alcoholic drinks
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has asked nearly 30 beverage manufacturers to provide information showing that their caffeinated alcoholic drinks are safe.
‘Unauthorised' drinks to be reformulated on health fears
The range of “unauthorised” Chaotic Beverages pulled from Canadian shelves recently on health fears will be reformulated to meet the country’s ingredient regulations, said importers of the product.
Canadians warned off Chaotic Beverages over possible health risks
Health Canada has told consumers not to drink four “unauthorised” drinks made by Chaotic Beverages on fears they contain ingredients that could pose a health hazard to children.
Big growth forecast for US children’s healthy drinks market
The US market for children’s food and drink will grow in value by 50 percent from $16.4bn in 2007 to $26.8bn within two years, according to a new report from New Nutrition Business.
Zenith: The road ahead for US functional drinks
Special edition: Market insights
As the US market for functional beverages continues along a path of strong growth, Zenith International suggests there may be some unexpected areas to look out for – such as ‘anti-energy’. The market researcher shares its thoughts as part of a NutraIngredients...
Frutarom drinks to functional beverages at IFT
Dispatches from IFT
Frutarom is demonstrating the fruits of its latest acquisition by showcasing a range of functional beverage prototypes at the institute of Food Technologists (IFT) trade show in Anaheim, California.
Lychee extract to target US foods and beverages
New York-based Maypro Industries is targeting a Japanese lychee extract at foods and drinks after it was self-affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) in the US.
Soft drink big boys driving nutraceutical interest - report
The nutraceutical soft drinks segment is expected to maintain growth through the economic downturn, with sales expected to rise at high single digit rate until 2013 due to a growing international focus by multinationals, says a new report.
Coffee may boost gut health: Nestle study
Moderate consumption of an instant coffee may boost the numbers of certain bacteria in the gut with reputed health benefits, says a study from the Nestle Research Center.
Juice additive criticism stirs label concerns
As the addition of herbal products and antioxidants in products like juices comes under the scrutiny of consumer groups, one supplement association says some drinks may require detailed labelling to offset potential safety concerns.
Coffee may reduce women’s risk of stroke: Study
Increased intakes of coffee do not increase the risk of stroke, and may actually reduce the risk, according to new research from Spain and the US.
Coffee may decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s: Study
Drinking between three and five cups of coffee a day in middle age could decrease the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease by 65 per cent, says a new study from Scandinavia.
Sugar and caffeine seen as key natural developments
One of the key trends in product development for 2009 will be natural additives able to keep consumers active, leading to searches for alternatives to caffeine and sugar, according to market research.
2008 round-up: Top five most read comments
NutraIngredients-USA is reviewing the year and recapping on which articles generated the most interest amongst you, the readers. Today we look at out comment pieces that sparked the most interest.
Chr Hansen launches standardised hibiscus extract
Chr Hansen is introducing a new natural hibiscus extract to give a
bright red colour to beverages that also comes with a standardised
Caffeine linked to higher glucose levels
Removing caffeine from the diet may help control type-2 diabetes,
new research suggests.