Fermented food bacteria aid human health, research Bacteria that have evolved to eat their way through yeast in the human gut could inform the development of new treatments for people suffering from bowel...

Scientists have discovered why dark chocolate is good for us The health benefits of eating dark chocolate have been extolled for a long time, but the exact reason has remained a mystery — until now....

Changing the mix of gut bacteria in mice prevented those destined for obesity from gaining weight and fat or developing related metabolic problems linked to insulin resistance – but only if the mice...

Following years of success in the European Union, Europe’s probiotic foods and supplements industry is expected to experience a €130 million decline over the next five years. The pronouncement comes...

Once relegated primarily to the domain of yoghurt and high-fibre fare, the market for food and beverage products fortified with probiotics and prebiotics has taken off as digestive health emerged as one...

The success of marketing probiotic yoghurt products such as Yoplait and Yakult means that Australian consumers are more aware of the importance of digestive health issues than ever before, offering a golden...

Dutch company FrieslandCampina Domo and Australia’s Warrnambool Cheese & Butter Factory has announced the opening of a new plant in Australia. The opening of the joint venture, Great Ocean Ingredients,...

Food and beverage firms in Europe are discovering exciting new options for prebiotics in infant formula products, dairy and beverages and expanding prebiotic ingredients into new application sectors such...

A new study could present food manufacturers companies around the world with a way to cater to an ageing population and increased interest in health and wellbeing products. A team of researchers at Danisco...

Prebiotics, known for their ability to improve intestinal regularity, appear to be slowly stepping out of the shadow of probiotics as more options become available to manufacturers. Buoyed by positive...