The prohibition of ‘superfood’ hemp is over. The Council of Australian Governments will officially pass legislation to legalise hemp for consumption as a food in Australia on 12 November 2017. Hemp...

Health conscious Australians are making beetroot a kitchen staple according to AUSVEG’s Project Harvest consumer research.    Interest in beetroot has boomed among shoppers keen on in its nutritional...

Chris’ Dips launches new ‘wholefoods’ dips range with Health Star Ratings Melbourne-based dip and gourmet food manufacturer Chris’ Dips has launched a new range of premium dips, which the Company...

Coles launches new own-brand ‘super grain’ teff Australian supermarket giant Coles has launched a new ‘super grain’ product, teff, under its own label. Coles said the teff grain, which originated...

Funch launches ‘healthy and convenient’ pre-mixes for making snack foods at home Melbourne-based snack manufacturer Funch has launched a range of snack food pre-mixes in Australia, which it says is...

Coconut oil health claims ‘don’t stack up’, New Zealand Heart Foundation The health benefits of coconut oil have been called into question by research conducted by the New Zealand Heart Foundation. The...

The rediscovery of ancient foods like quinoa has now opened the door for other forgotten plants to go global, according to market research organisation Mintel. The prickly pear cactus and chia seeds are...

Henry and Co Chia and Fruit spreads Jam and conserves producer Henry Jones & Co. has launched a new ‘Fruit and Chia’ range that combines fruits with the ‘superfood’ chia seed. Henry...

The breed of barley developed by one of Australia’s leading science research bodies, the CSIRO, has now reached national distribution status in Australia’s leading supermarkets three years after being...

Seaweed has tremendous potential as a source for new functional foods, according to new research published in the current issue of the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. Scientists have found that...