Researchers make prickly pear powder for red food
A new study has devised an optimal process for spray drying the juice of betalain-rich Opuntia stricta, or prickly pear, so it can used as a natural red food colouring in yoghurts and soft drinks.
Season lightly for nutrient-rich tomatoes
Differences between salt and fresh water organisms does not usually
extend to land plants, but Italian researchers report that watering
tomatoes with diluted seawater can boost their nutrient content.
FutureCeuticals blends anthocyanins for more benefits
FutureCeuticals has announced the development of a high anthocyanin
nutritional blend, the first broad spectrum anthocyanin blend on
Bell releases top ten flavor forecast for 2008
Mango has come out as the top sweet flavor trend for 2008 according
to Bell Flavors and Fragrances.
Indian gooseberry - the new superfruit?
A plant extract based on the Indian gooseberry has an
antioxidant capacity higher than scores of other fruits, including
blueberries and strawberries, the manufacturers claim.
Novel fruit varieties can capture consumer attention, HortResearch said
New fruit varieties under development by HortResearch which can be
higher in antioxidants compared to their more natural counterparts
are tapping into consumer's understanding and demand for healthy
Fruit anitioxidants develop with ripeness
Compounds in ripe fruit have been found to be highly active
antioxidants, making them a potential source of health-promoting
Innocent found guilty over antioxidant health claim
UK's Innocent has been rapped on the knuckles for making a health
claim about its smoothie having a high antioxidant content and
Tangerine peel could help fight cancer, researchers say
Scientists have formed a company to protect and promote their
research on a molecule found in tangerine peel which could help
Shortages feared in superfood berry market
The harvest for berries in Europe has been a bad one this year with
shortages expected, according to nutraceutical firm Berry Pharma,
which could impact on an area which has seen clear growth in the
past few years.
Blackcurrant extract to compete with blueberry in Europe
Just The Berries hopes its blackcurrant nutraceutical will help the
New Zealand firm break into the European market, which it says is
currently dominated by blueberry and bilberry.
SunOpta reports high revenue Q2
SunOpta has announced growth across its grain, food and
distribution divisions for Q2, with revenue increasing by 33.5
percent over the same quarter in 2006.
Not all fruit antioxidants behave alike, USDA
Not all fruit antioxidants behave the same according to a recent
study conducted by USDA researchers, information that reinforces
the need for further research into how antioxidants perform in
Hawaii to lead on tropical fruit research
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has opened a research
center in Hawaii aimed at finding new ways to grow tropical crops
SunOpta to distribute the Chinese yumberry
SunOpta will be marketing juice from the Chinese yumberry fruit in
North America, thanks to a supply agreement with the Zhejiang
Yumberry Juice Company.