New research has concluded that the addition of berry polyphenols to plant protein isolate dispersions can alter their physical properties in a way which might be useful for the formulation of functional food and drink.
Danone North America has teamed up with Brightseed – a San Francisco-based startup using AI to analyze hundreds of thousands of phytonutrients for potential health benefits – to probe key plant sources to identify “previously unknown health and nutrition...
A soy-based ingredient packing four times the nutritional punch of standard soy protein isolate could reinvigorate the cardiovascular functional food market, according to bosses at agri-food giant The Scoular Company.
A review of 18 studies has led researchers to claim that soy
products may protect against breast cancer, but that consumers
should be wary of high-dose supplements - conclusions that have
been questioned by an industry association.
An independent panel of scientists is to meet this week to review
recent scientific data on the soy compound genistein. The
scientists expect to reach conclusions as to whether or not the
consumption of genistein could have a negative...
Speciality ingredients group Cerestar has launched a range of
functional soy products across Europe aimed specifically at the
baking industry, believing demand for this practical and healthy
ingredient will offset rising soybean prices,...
A report from market researcher Mintel suggests that soy may be
falling out of favor with consumers, and that food manufacturers
are having to be more imaginative in their bid to encourage them to
include it in their diets.
Soy isoflavones may not offer the benefits to heart health often
attributed to soyfoods, finds a new study that suggests that
another part of the plant could be responsible for its
Eating soy foods on a regular basis - especially during adolescence
- might lower the risk of breast cancer, according to preventive
medicine researchers at the University of Southern California.
Researchers are still seeking to understand...
Experts meeting in the US last week concluded that there is still
no evidence that soy and garlic supplements have any health
benefits. One speaker questioned the claim that soy and isoflavones
are a viable alternative to HRT.