Kappa Bioscience has announced the global launch of a free vitamin K2 MK-7 quality testing program during CPhI India.
Using high resolution mass spectrometry, scientists in Spain tested the stability of bioactive compounds in nutraceutical products based on natural extracts: green tea, soy, royal jelly, and grapes.
Can isoflavones found in soybeans help insomniacs get some sleep? Researchers in Japan, who studied more than a thousand participants from various walks of life, think so.
Supplementation with soy isoflavones may help preserved bone health in post-menopausal women, says a new study.
Iowa-based World Food Processing says its “seed-to-solution” approach sets its pea protein apart as the only such protein grown and processed in the US.
S-equol’s potential for menopause relief is ‘tantalising’ – but limited by inadequate clinical evidence, says a review into the soy-based isoflavone.
BASF tells us its 20% vitamin B2 (riboflavin) price hike is due to “rising demand” across human and animal nutrition, but gave no further data on the significant jump.
There is a gap in the market for non-genetically modified lecithin, as the major soy producing countries are dominated by GM crops, according to Cargill’s fluid lecithin product manager Thorsten Bornholdt.
Functional plant protein supplier Burcon NutraScience Corp. continued its focus on commercializing its “invisible” pea protein isolate Peazazz during the second quarter of fiscal 2014, beginning operations at its semi-works facility, ramping up discussions...
Proteins enriched with cranberry compounds are nutritionally stable and effective against bacteria that may cause urinary tract infections, says a new study that builds the scientific support for the Nutrasorb ingredients.
Women who have a diet that is packed with soy prior to diagnosis with certain cancers may have longer survival rates, according to new research.
Clarkson Soy Products has moved to alleviate the pressure on organic soy lecithin supplies by entering into a relationship with an Italian supplier, the company announced yesterday.
Plant protein specialist Burcon has failed to reach a deal to commercialize its ‘invisible’ pea protein isolate Peazazz before the exclusivity period with a potential partner lapsed.
Isoflavones from soy may reduce the frequency of hot flashes by 21%, according to a meta-analysis of 17 clinical trials.
The ability of a fermented soy product to reduce body fat levels may be linked to a person’s genetics, says a new study from South Korea.
The number of new products launched in the US market featuring the term ‘diet’ in the brand or product name has plummeted in the last five years as weight conscious shoppers seek out more positive messages, according to market researchers.
Rising commodity costs prompt Solae to raise global soy prices
Rising commodity costs are the main reason behind Solae’s decision to lift its global soy prices by between six to 10 per cent from April 1, 2011, according Reinhart Schmitt, vice president, Solae Europe.
ADM to distribute 100 per cent soluble soy protein ingredient for beverages
Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has struck a deal with Burcon Nutrascience to commercialise Clarisoy, a soy protein that promises 100 per cent solubility in drinks.
Soy isoflavone bioavailability test shows which forms are best: Study
Isoflavones in the aglycone form – as found naturally in fermented soy foods – are more bioavailable than the glucoside-form from non-fermented soy, says a new study from Japan.
Soy isoflavones could improve endothelial function: Study
Supplementation with soy isoflavones could improve blood vessel endothelial cell function and reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors, according a new meta-analysis study.
Margarine with a claim seen as ‘better than butter’
American consumers are more likely to choose margarine over butter if it carried a heart healthy claim, found the United Soybean Board’s annual survey on consumer attitudes towards nutrition.
Soy may reduce diabetes risk in overweight women
Increased intakes of soy and its isoflavones may decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes in overweight women, says a new study from Japan.
A multinational alliance called SoyFoods Haiti Alliance Relief Effort, or SHARE is coordinating donation and delivery of protein-rich foods to the Haiti earthquake relief effort.
Mapping soybean genome promises designer plants
Improved soybean plants able to produce tailor-designed proteins and oils will be available in three or four years, according to the US team which recently mapped the plant’s genetic sequence.
Soy may slash breast cancer mortality: Study
Increased intakes of soy and soy products may reduce the risk of death and breast cancer recurrence, says a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Soy waste compound may protect against inflammation
A compound often discarded as waste in soy-processing plants may stop inflammation, and protect against chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease, says new research.
Soy isoflavones may activate anti-ageing proteins and lead to an extension of life, suggests preliminary research from Newcastle University in the UK.
Making the most of isoflavone marketing
The manner in which pre-menstrual and menopausal indications for soy and red clover isoflavones that recently won approval from the European Patent Office can be translated into marketing messages, is being debated among soy players.
World Food Processing expands soy operations
Iowa-based World Food Processing has purchased a stake in soy powder specialist, SoyLink Assets, for an undisclosed sum as the soy and pea player consolidates its soy operations.
Soy may help men remember anniversaries: Study
Daily supplements of soy isoflavones could help boost a man’s mental function and memory, according to findings of a small study from Australia.
Soy linked to lung benefits: Study
The consumption of soy products could decrease the risk of lung disease and breathlessness, according to a new study from Japan.
Soyfood sales resist recession to top $4bn
Soyfood sales broached $4 billion in the US for the first time in 2008, according to organic and natural foods market analyst, SPINS.
Evidence mounts for soy's menopause benefits
Soy isoflavones in the aglycone form may reduce cholesterol, improve antioxidative properties of the liver, and prevent degeneration of the vaginal wall, suggests a new study with rats.
Ben & Jerry’s campaign to ensure produce from clones is detectable in the food chain shows that bundling biotech in with conventional produce remains unacceptable – but lessons from GM do not seem to have been learned.
Soy-rich infant formula may give stronger bones: Mouse study
Feeding newborns soy protein-based formulas may favourably boost the bone strength later in life, according to a new study with mice.
Soy food better than tablets for isoflavone dose: Study
Soy foods could be a better source of isoflavones than supplements, according to a new study from Stanford.
Melamine crisis makes manufacturers extra-cautious over safety
The fall-out from the melamine crisis in China is prompting manufacturers to be super careful about sourcing safe ingredients, say industry sources – not just dairy and not just those coming from China.
Study links low sperm with high soy consumption
A new study has found that men who consume an average of half a portion of soy products per day are more likely to have a lower concentration of sperm, particularly if they are overweight or obese.
Health awareness boosts US soy market, report
The US market for soy foods and beverages is poised for strong
growth as consumer awareness of the health benefits of soy
increases, according to a new report.
Solae raises soy protein prices globally
US-based Solae has said it will raise prices of its soy protein
ingredients around the world by as much as 30 percent in order for
it to be able to maintain its R&D activities.
CHS buys textured soy protein maker
Legacy Foods has been acquired by energy- and grain-based foods
company CHS, in a move that is expected to take the textured soy
protein supplier 'to the next level'.
Solae to raise the price of soy lecithin
Solae has announced price increases for a broad range of its
soy lecithin products from April 1 - just days after warning
of the need for ingredients firms to pass on higher input costs.
Soy-equol study may lead to better ingredient selection
The bioavailability of the soy isoflavones genistein and daidzein,
and metabolism of the latter to form equol, is higher after soymilk
consumption than soy germ, says a new study.
USP unleashes 11 new monographs for industry comments
The US Pharmacopeia (USP) has announced 11 new proposed monographs
for dietary supplements for public notice and comment.
Vitasoy promotes the bean for breast health
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and Vitasoy is
trying to undo what it says is a misperception regarding soy and
Probiotics may increase isoflavone profile of soy milk
Adding probiotic strains to soymilk may have extra benefits by
improving the bioavailability of the isoflavones in the milk,
suggests new research.
Soy isoflavones could reduce infant mortality
A soy isoflavone used in soy infant formula could reduce diarrhea
in infants, according to a new study, and thereby save lives in
USDA reviews soybean standards
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended a comment
period on a review of the nation's soybean standards, as it aims to
ascertain whether these adequately respond to current grain
Soy isoflavones may halve prostate cancer risk
Increased intake of soy isoflavones may cut the risk of prostate
cancer by 58 per cent, suggests a new study from Japan.
More info needed on plant safety, says German group
Plant ingredients that may be potentially harmful to people
need to be properly assessed and even regulated, the German Federal
Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has warned.