Category Archives: Ingredients

Sustainability, ingredient safety on tap for Cereals & Grains 18

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Cereal grain scientists and food industry professionals from around the world will meet in London, U.K., Oct. 21-23, 2018, to share their research at AACC International’s annual meeting, Cereals & Grains 18. The meeting will offer attendees an opportunity to connect with European leaders in cereal science from academia, government and industry. This year’s meeting will highlight the latest changes,… Read more »

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BENEO Receives FDA Certification for Fiber Ingredients

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Beneo-Orafti SA, a subsidiary of Südzucker Group, Germany, announced it has officially received FDA approval for two of its dietary fibers: Orafti Inulin and Oligofructose. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA’s) new food and nutritional labelling regulations, the Orafti chicory foot fibers remain classified as dietary fiber in the U.S., the company says. After an extensive review… Read more »

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Sustainable emulsifiers answer WHO call for trans fat ban

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Removing trans fats from processed foods may be good for consumer health, but it makes life more challenging for food manufacturers – especially if you’re a margarine producer. Here’s how emulsifiers can help. A May 2018 article on Foodnavigator.com brought the news that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has called on governments to eliminate trans fatty acids (or trans fats, for… Read more »

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FDA Adds New Eight Fibers in Dietary Fiber Declaration

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The FDA is issuing new guidance that is permitting manufacturers to count eight additional fibers in the dietary fiber declaration on the Nutrition Facts label when the regulation enters into force. The goal is to make sure that consumers can trust that the latest fiber-rich snack food or cereal that comes on the market can offer them some real health… Read more »

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Water – As a Food Processing Ingredient

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Food and food processing industry is a growing market in agrarian economies across the globe. Water is an important component of the food processing industry as it is not only present in all foods; it is also extensively used in most food plants as a processing aid as well as an agent for cleaning operations. Water is used in rinsing,… Read more »

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Lallemand Expands Its Range of Yeast Products

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Lallemand is expanding its range of Instaferm® VitaD® yeast products, with the introduction of Instaferm® Inactive VitaD® Plus Concentrate. This 100% natural yeast product contains a highly concentrated amount of Vitamin D. It is ideal for vitamin D enrichment of bread premixes. Vitamin D is now considered a nutrient of health concern by many health agencies. Although the Recommended Daily… Read more »

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Why banning palm oil based on its palmitic acid content is a bad idea.

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Palmitic acid is the most widespread fatty acid in the world and plays an important role in biology and in our body. Edmond Frémy discovered this particular fatty acid in 1840, in saponified palm oil, which is an edible oil from the fruit of oil palms growing in tropical areas. In these regions palm oil has been consumed as a source of fat… Read more »

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International sourdough library keeps cultures alive

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The Puratos sourdough library specializes in strains of naturally fermented yeast cultures from around the world. This unique library houses samples of flour, water and starter from various countries, in an attempt to research the global biodiversity of sourdough bread. The wood-panelled library features a forest canopy on its ceiling, emphasizing its natural interest in organic matter. It stores over… Read more »

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Is Nestle’s new sugar-reduction technology a game-changer?

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Nestle has launched an addition to its Milkybar range containing 30% less sugar than a comparable ordinary chocolate bar. Ben Cooper looks at the technology behind Milkybar Wowsomes and assesses its potential to be used more widely in the confectionery sector and other food categories. The drive to cut sugar consumption, it is said, could take as a useful model… Read more »

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Amaranth: A superfood or a high GI seed?

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Amaranth (also known as Kiwicha seeds) has been regarded as both a superfood and high GI seed we shouldn’t have in excess if we want to lose weight. So which health claim should we believe? Ancient seeds and grains from distant parts of the Earth are always being marketed for their superfood qualities and their extraordinary power to improve your… Read more »

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