Category Archives: Ingredients

Bioglane, a spin off from CSIC located in Barcelona Science Park, has developed a natural molecule for weight management

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Fagomine reduces the usual high absorption rate of glucose from starches (cereals, potatoes or pasta) and refined sugars, therefore helping to prevent overweight and the paradoxical effects of hunger after the consumption of sugar-rich foods.


Symrise concentrates umami in new flavour

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Symrise has developed a highly concentrated umami flavour which it will market as a replacer for monosodium glutamate (MSG) in Europe, once approval is granted. Umami is one of the five taste sensations detectable by humans, together with sweet, bitter, salty and sour. It is the taste quality associated with several amino acids, especially the amino acid L-glutamate. Symrise already… Read more »


Emulsifiers meet multiple demands

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Natural emulsifiers are taking a larger share of the market, reports Sarah Houlton, with lecithin cornering the lion’s share. But there are even wider alternatives available to manufacturers sourcing emulsifiers for their products. Many different food types, from bread to chocolate to beverages, rely on emulsifiers for their texture and stability. According to Arthi V (her full name is much… Read more »


Fats & Oils: Omega 3, 6, 9

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All fats are made of various mixtures of saturated and unsaturated (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated) fatty acids. All fatty acids are composed of chains of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms. Fatty acids are named and numbered based on how their carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms are arranged. “Omega-3”, “Omega-6”, and “Omega-9” are actually chains of unsaturated fatty acids categorized based on… Read more »


Advanced Enzymes – Food enzymes

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Advanced Enzymes produces a range of enzyme products suitable for use in baking and fruit juice processing. Enzymes are globular proteins that serve as catalysts for a range of biological and chemical reactions and have a variety of applications. Advanced Enzymes’s baking products include the SEBake range of enzymes, which have different effects on specific baked goods and consist of… Read more »


Lonza – Carnipure – L-Carnitine

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Carnipure is a special grade of the L-Carnitine health ingredient produced by Lonza, a Switzerland-based life sciences company. L-Carnitine is a natural nutrient that helps to metabolize fat and produce energy. It is usually synthesized in the liver but may not be produced in sufficient amounts by babies, adolescents and adults with certain diets or health issues. The health ingredient… Read more »


Food manufacturers ‘quietly reduce salt levels’

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Food manufacturers are taking a different approach to making their products healthier and marketing them to consumers, reports the Wall Street Journal. Rather than producing specialist products which are advertised as having low sodium content, companies are quietly reducing the levels of salt in their flagship brands. Health organisations in the US and Europe want to reduce people salt intake… Read more »



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These additives provide the specific density and texture in milkshakes, ice creams or sauces. Food coloring, preservatives or flavorings are some of the additives that are used more in nourishing industry in order to heighten particular qualities (color or flavor) or to prolong the life utility. But there is a seasoning more: stabilizers charged to give and to maintain one… Read more »