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Chlorophyll, not riboflavin, main cause of 'sun light flavour' in milk: Nofima

Chlorophyll - the photosensitive compound that gives plants their green colour - is the main cause of "sun light flavour" in milk, Norwegian scientists claim....

Hydrogen sulfide-preventing yeast: developer to expand to new markets in 2015

Music to wine's ears: Renaissance Yeast ups the tempo with product launches and sales crescendo

After launching its technology last year, a Canadian business is upping the tempo on its ‘renaissance’ of wine yeasts. 

Coffee is the new sunscreen? Study links consumption to reduced melanoma risk

Researchers suggest drinking four or more cups of coffee a day could decrease the risk of melanoma by 20%, saying it is possible that the drink has a ‘protective role’...

Green tea extract may boost ‘metabolic efficiency’ and help endurance training: Human data

Supplements of green tea extract may enhance performance in active men by improving metabolic efficiency and economy, says a new study.

Pulp fiction? Oranges vs orange juice: ACS study asks which is healthier

Researchers have pitted oranges and orange juice against each other, in an effort to find out which is better for health.  

High blood pressure? Just beet it! Beetroot juice lowers blood pressure in UK study

Drinking a cup of beetroot juice every day can ‘significantly lower blood pressure’ among patients with high blood pressure, according to a study in the journal Hypertension.

A glass of wine a day keeps heart failure away? Researchers link moderate alcohol intake to reduced risk

Consuming up to seven drinks a week could lower the risk of developing heart failure, according to a study published today in the European Heart Journal. 

An underwater cellar: Californian winery ages wine under the sea

A California winery is aging wine not in cellars, but in the depths of the ocean – a method it believes could revolutionize the way the industry thinks about the process.

Canadian school milk consumption down when flavored options removed: Study

School milk consumption fell by 48% in a sample of Canadian elementary schools when flavored offerings were removed.

Gut bacteria that digest beer and bread aid development of new prebiotics

Bacteria that have evolved to help us digest the yeast that give beer and bread their bubbles could also help to fight off yeast infections and autoimmune diseases such as...

Milk and milk drinks 'more effective rehydration options' than Powerade: Study

Milk and milk-based beverages can be more effective than traditional sports drinks at replacing fluid lost during exercise, the findings of an Australian study suggest.

PATENT WATCH

Resveratrol…Not for heart health but to preserve wine in cans!

Australia's Barokes Wines has applied to patent a process whereby beverage containers are coated with a layer including resveratrol - not to boost heart health but to better preserve wine.

Fraunhofer polymer powder cuts beverage quality testing time

Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute has co-developed a new polymer powder to detect harmful microorganisms in beer and other beverages that it claims will dramatically shorten testing times.

Soft drinks linked to depressive symptoms among Chinese adults: Study

Higher consumption of soft drinks correlates with higher prevalence of depressive symptoms, according to a cross-sectional study of the Chinese adult population.

Studies raise questions over sugar, caffeine, and children's intake of energy drinks

Two new studies have suggested that many children and adolescents consuming energy drinks get too much caffeine, while suggesting the level of sugar and caffeinated drinks can lead to different...

White tea packs antioxidant punch against colon cancer: Study

White tea could slow the spread of colon cancer cells thanks to its antioxidant properties, claim researchers.

Scientists shine light on ‘aerated’ dairy drink with satiety potential

Nottingham University scientists claim to have shone new light on the intra-gastric behaviour of ‘aerated’ drinks with enhanced satiating properties that they say could be used to fight obesity.

'Situational appropriateness' of beer influenced by familiarity: Study

Familiar beer brands are considered more appropriate for refreshment or sporting events, while less recognizable options are better suited for "special occasions," consumer research suggests.

Coffee silverskin beverages have weight management potential: Study

Beverages made with with coffee silverskin - a major by-product of the coffee roasting process - have potential in weight management, Spanish research suggests.

Lung, breast and ovarian cancer risk lower among lactose intolerant: Study

Lactose intolerant individuals have a decreased risk of developing lung, breast and ovarian cancers, fresh Swedish findings suggest.

Australia

Grapes (and wine drinkers) owe a debt to 30m-year-old viruses

Researchers in Queensland have been toasting the prehistoric viruses that they’ve found are partly responsible for the genetic make-up of modern-day grapes.

News in brief

Shipwrecked beer recreated by scientists

A 170-year old beer found in a shipwreck is to be recreated by the Finnish-based brewery Stallhagen and the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.

Green tea may lower blood pressure - but only for non-smokers

Green tea, but not black tea, may lower blood pressure, but this effect is cancelled out by smoking, according to a five-year study in China.

Alcohol-free beer 'improved' with aromas from regular beer: Study

Spanish researchers claim to have improved the taste of low and non-alcoholic beer by adding aromatic compounds recovered from regular beer.

CANADEAN BEVERAGE PACKAGING 2014, BRUSSELS

SAB Miller promises ’next generation’ PET beer bottles...in around five years

SAB Miller says research to date on a new type of PET to keep bottled beer fresher for longer 'looks promising', but the brewer says commercialization of the technology is...

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