Pepsico enters research agreement with taste technology company to find new salt flavour modifiers
April 16, 2014

PepsiCo has teamed up with food technology company to develop salt reduced substances that still taste salty Global beverage giant PepsiCo has entered into a research agreement with  US-based taste technology company Senomyx Inc. (Senomyx) to discover, develop and commercialise new salt flavour modifiers. The new collaboration will be part of Senomyx’s Salt Taste Program, which intends to identify flavours with modifying properties to give consumers the desired salty taste in reduced salt products. Under... ...Read more »

‘Free-from’ foods move into the mainstream globally
April 16, 2014

Big brands are launching "free-from" ranges globally The ‘free-from’ foods market is booming in many parts of the world, widening into new categories and increasingly moving into the mainstream with introductions from major food manufacturers and brands, according to market research organisation Innova Market Insights. Innova Market Insights said leading supermarket multiples are also dedicating more shelf-space and improving in-store signage, as well as offering their own brand ranges... ...Read more »

Beer marinade could reduce levels of potentially harmful substances in grilled meats
April 16, 2014

Beer marinade may reduce harmful effects of grilled meat The very same beer that many people enjoy at backyard barbeques could, when used as a marinade, help reduce the formation of potentially harmful substances in grilled meats, according to a new study from the University of Porto in Portugal. The study was published in the March 2014 edition of the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Researchers on the study explained that past studies had shown an association... ...Read more »

Cereal flake size influences calorie intake, study
April 14, 2014

Cereal flake size may affect how much we eat People eat more breakfast cereal, by weight, when flake size is reduced, according to researchers from Penn State University. The study, which was published in the March 2014 edition of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, found that when flake size was reduced by crushing people poured a smaller of volume of cereal into their bowls, but still took a greater amount by weight and calories. “People have a really hard time judging... ...Read more »

Coeliac disease and Gluten intolerance could be alleviated after Molecule discovery
April 9, 2014

New discovery of molecule could lead to treatment for coeliac disease A key molecule that could lead to new therapies for people with coeliac disease, an often painful and currently untreatable autoimmune disorder, has been discovered by researchers at McMaster University in Canada. Researchers in the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute at McMaster University have discovered that a molecule called elafin, which is present in the intestine of healthy individuals, is significantly... ...Read more »

Key chocolate ingredients could help prevent obesity, diabetes
April 9, 2014

Dark chocolate compounds could prevent obesity and type-2 diabetes The potential health benefits of dark chocolate keep piling up, and scientists are now homing in on what ingredients in chocolate might help prevent obesity, as well as type-2 diabetes. Researchers from the Department of Food Science and Technology at VirginiaTech University have found that one particular type of antioxidant in cocoa prevented laboratory mice from gaining excess weight and lowered their blood sugar levels. The study,... ...Read more »

Australians consider ALDI the “best value” liquor retailer
April 7, 2014

Best-value bottleshops, according to Roy Morgan Research findings While the ALDI supermarket chain may not be the biggest alcohol retailer in Australia, its customers are more likely than those of other liquor outlets to believe it offers the best value, according to findings from Australian market research organisation Roy Morgan Research. Almost three quarters of people who usually bought their booze from ALDI agreed that ALDI ‘has the best value’, a slightly higher proportion than those who... ...Read more »

Too many diet drinks may spell heart trouble for older women
April 7, 2014

Diet drinks may be linked to heart problems in older women Healthy postmenopausal women who drink two or more diet drinks a day may be more likely to have a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular problems, according to new research from the University of Iowa. The research, which was presented on 30 March 2014 to the American College of Cardiology’s 63rd Annual Scientific Session, found that, compared to women who never or only rarely consumed diet drinks, those who consumed two or more were... ...Read more »

New varieties fuel growth of nut and sweet spreads category globally
April 7, 2014

Nut spreads are growing with innovative new products With an influx of new products in recent years, including industry game-changer Nutella, the $3.9 billion nut-based and sweet spread category grew 34 per cent between 2008 and 2013, according to new findings from market research organisation Mintel. While many nut-based and sweet spreads already had very high household penetration rates and have become pantry staples, Mintel said its new research revealed that there was still room for growth, especially... ...Read more »

Spices and herbs ‘intervention’ helps adults reduce salt intake
April 7, 2014

Learning how to use spices for flavour helped people reduce their salt intake Teaching people how to flavour food with spices and herbs was “considerably more effective” at lowering salt intake than having them reduce their salt intake on their own, according to research from the University of California. The study, which was presented in March 2014 at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism Scientific Sessions 2014, used a group... ...Read more »

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