The soaring price of vegetables is having a knock-on effect on the price of fish oils used by the nutrition industry, says Croda Heath Care, which today announced a double-digit increase in the price of its Incromega range.
Canny formulation of structured emulsions like spreads, dressings
and mayonnaise can enable manufacturers to meet two objectives:
delivering healthier products and reducing high-cost
commodities, according to a Unilever R&D expert.
Astaxanthin, the carotenoid mostly associated with eye health, may
enhance the burning of fat during exercise and lead to improved
muscle endurance, suggests a new study with mice that needs to be
repeated in humans.
Cognis Health and Nutrition is whetting the industry's appetite in
advance of the IFT exhibition, taking place in New Orleans July 16
to 20, where it will be seeking to build awareness for its sterol
and sterol ester ingredients.
Rice bran oil, being used by some US restaurants to eliminate trans
fats, appears to be responsible for the cholesterol-lowering effect
of the ingredient rather than its fibre content, say researchers.
United International Enterprises Limited (UIE), the majority
stakeholder in vegetable oil firm Aarhus United, confirms it will
sell its considerable stake in the Danish firm, due to be divested
by January 2005.
Vegetable oils will take the lion's share of the oils and fats
market in the US as food makers continue to turn away from animal
fats in favour of vegetable alternatives. But as consumers increase
their health concerns, dietary...