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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Study reveals consumers’ favourite bread

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Comax Flavors has released new primary research on consumers’ preferences towards bread products. Slightly less than half the respondents preferred whole wheat as the number one flavour consumed by all generations. Second favourite was white bread, with multi-grain only cited as a favourite by a third of the respondents, by 22 per cent. 85 per cent of 1000 U.S. respondents… Read more »

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Wheat Is The Most Political Commodity In The World

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Wheat is an essential ingredient in food that feeds the world. The price of wheat, like all agricultural commodities, depends on weather conditions in primary growing regions each year. In 2008, the price of wheat rose to its all-time peak price at $13.345 per bushel as drought conditions limited supplies and caused the price to explode to the upside. At… Read more »

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We tried the pink Kit Kats that are the first candy to be made with ‘ruby chocolate’

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Pink Kit Kats are making their way to the UK following a successful release in Japan and Korea. The Kit Kats are made with ruby chocolate, the first new kind of chocolate in 80 years. The candy bar tastes similar to the white chocolate variation, with its berry undertones giving it a sweet kick. Chocolate-lovers in the UK will be… Read more »

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Grupo Bimbo to Become First US Company to Use 100% Renewable Energy

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Grupo Bimbo announced that it has signed a virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) to receive 100 megawatts of wind energy from Invenergy, North America’s largest independent renewable energy company. The agreement will deliver emissions reductions as well as social and economic benefits related to Invenergy’s Santa Rita East wind farm in Texas. Construction and operation of Invenergy’s Santa Rita East… Read more »

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The fight to find organic flour

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Demand for organic products has been growing by double digits since the 1990s, according to the Organic Trade Association. Mintel considers non-GMO to be one of the fastest-growing claims with 44% of new food products between 2013 and 2016 claiming to be non-GMO. Despite this, farmers haven’t kept up the supply of USDA-certified organic wheat or Non-GMO Project verified corn… Read more »

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Researchers analyzed the salt in 2,000 types of bread in 32 countries

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What do you think has more salt: a slice of bread or a pack of potato chips? It depends, but in some cases, the answer may surprise you. Bread, it turns out, is the top contributor of dietary sodium in the US and many other countries around the world. And a big new analysis from the World Action on Salt… Read more »

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Why ancient grains will continue to thrive

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Many trends defining food in 2018 harken back to days gone by rather than conjure up visions of futuristic foods. Consumers seem to be pushing for a return to simpler, cleaner, more traditional and even “ancient” ingredients. Grains like teff, einkorn, amaranth, millet or spelt may sound rather exotic to the average baked foods shopper, but these ancient grains exude… Read more »

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Seeking ‘better’ chocolate

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Harvard professor Carla Martin pushes for consumers to buy socially-conscious chocolate. I never thought I’d see the words “Harvard scholar” and “chocolate” in the same story, but Boston.com delivered. The publication recently conducted an interview with Carla Martin, Harvard professor and founder and executive director of the Fine Cacao and Chocolate Institute. What does she want, according to the Boston.com piece? She… Read more »

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The importance of innovation

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Why innovate? Innovation helps to develop more effective products, processes and services, as well as generate new areas of business. There are many reasons why a business may want to innovate. External drivers include competition, lower costs, demand, economic forces, social change and demographics. Equally important are the internal drivers, which include improved product quality and improved profitability. In a… Read more »

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