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Danisco supports science of probiotic juices

Antioxidant-rich fruit juices can support probiotics, say new findings from Danisco that support the potential of juices to offer an interesting alternative to dairy-based products.

Carbery targets sports drinks with clean whey

Irish dairy ingredients specialist Carbery is marketing a “clean tasting” hydrolysed whey protein range aimed at the sports nutrition market after completing sensory studies in conjunction with the North Carolina...

Polyphenol-rich juice passes bioavailability test: Coca-Cola

Polyphenols can be absorbed into the blood stream when consumed from a beverage, showing the potential to deliver the antioxidants via a juice, says a new study from Coca-Cola.

Natural trumps health claims in adult soft drinks NPDs, analyst

Health and wellness positioning based on growing consumer awareness of inherent properties such as antioxidants along with provenance is proving a market driver in the adult soft drinks sector as...

National Starch targets functional beverages category with emulsifier

The R&D team at National Starch Food Innovation (NSFI), looking at further uses for its emulsifier, Q-Naturale, said results showed that it is highly suited to clear beverages such as...

Fewer sugary drinks could reduce blood pressure, study finds

Drinking fewer sugary drinks may help lower blood pressure, according to a new study from the American Heart Association, adding to a growing body of evidence linking reduced soft drink...

Study into benefits of DanActive yoghurt drink delivers 'mixed results'

A randomised clinical study on the health effects of drinking the probiotic yoghurt-like drink DanActive suggests that it may protect children from gastrointestinal illness but have little influence on their...

Organic beetroot boosts stamina: Study

Drinking organic beetroot juice boosts stamina and could help you exercise for up to 15 per cent longer, according to a study published by the UK University of Exeter's School...

Special Edition: Drinks Ingredients

Exploring drinks innovation for health and wellness

Functional beverages make up one of the most dynamic parts of the beverage market, and with consumers becoming increasingly savvy about health and wellness, myriad opportunities have opened up for...

Arla develops juice concepts with milky benefits

Arla Foods Ingredients has developed new juice formulation concepts containing similar levels of calcium and protein as milk.

FSA proposal for 250ml soft drinks could prove costly

Implementing the Food Standards Agency (FSA) recommendation that makers of soft drinks with added sugar should introduce 250ml cans and bottles could cost the industry upwards of £10m, according to...

Fytexia launches water-soluble ingredient versions to target US beverages

Natural ingredient supplier Fytexia has announced the release of a water-soluble high purity version of its flagship Sinetrol ingredient for weight control, as the company eyes the functional drinks market.

Sports drinks suffer sales volume slump in US

Sports drinks appear to have suffered a severe reversal of fortune in the US with volumes going through the floor in 2009.

Global upswing for probiotic and prebiotic food and beverages

World sales of probiotic and prebiotic foods and beverages climbed 12.5 per cent to reach about $15.4bn in 2008 compared with the year before, according to research group Packaged Facts.

Scientists claim fat-free milk could relieve constipation

Full-fat milk may be associated with constipation but new research suggests that drinking fat-free milk could be a way of solving irregularity problems.

PepsiCo steps up innovation in formulation to meet health demand

Food and beverage behemoth PepsiCo pledges to cut fat, salt and sugar across key global brands over the next ten years as demand for health-positioned products gains momentum and the...

Healthy coffee drinkers turn from decaf to green bean

Decaffeinated coffee may be able to ride with the health and wellness crowd but sales are falling on both sides of the Atlantic. Encroaching on their monopoly of the healthy...

Cargill says EFSA health claim will transform beverage fibre fortunes

Cargill has revealed that its Barliv barley betafibre is finally poised to make its way into beverage products following a favourable EFSA opinion for a beta-glucan health claim.

CNI launches new fibre ingredient for drinks

Acacia gum specialist CNI has developed a new version of its Fibregum ingredient, which can be used to make fibre-enriched beverages.

Pom Wonderful: Our claims are ‘true’

Pomegranate leader Pom Wonderful has issued a statement about the warning letter it received from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding antioxidant-based health claims being made on two of...

FDA says Pom Wonderful antioxidant claims not so wonderful

The Food and Drug Administration has issued pomegranate juice market leader, Pom Wonderful, with a warning letter over antioxidant claims it says are unauthorized drug claims.

Cranberry waste may lead to alternative ingredients

Cranberry pomace, a by-product of the juicing process, may be extruded to produce a range of polyphenol-rich ingredients for use in supplements or functional foods, says a new study.

Coffee again linked to anti-diabetes benefits

Consuming a whopping 12 cups of coffee a day may reduce the risk of diabetes by an impressive 67 percent, according to a new study with Native Americans.

Special edition: Antioxidants

Gaining benefits from leaf and bean: Antioxidants in tea and coffee

In the fourth part of our series on antioxidants, NutraIngredients looks at coffee and tea – two products seen increasingly as functional beverages for their antioxidant content.

Swedish firm to launch Yerba Mate with stevia in France

A Yerba Maté beverage is set to be one of the first products on French shelves sweetened with stevia-derived rebaudioside-A (Reb-A), recalling a traditional use of the plant by Guarani...

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