Tea waste is almost as rich in potent antioxidants, such as
catechins, as the new and expensive green tea leaves used by the
supplements industry, according to Iranian research to be published
later this month in peer-reviewed journal...
US bakery and international consumer goods manufacturer Sara Lee
has signed an agreement to sell its US retail coffee business as
part of the company's bid to redefine its over-stretched product
portfolio and turn around its...
A link between consumption of coffee and caffeine and a risk of
type-2 diabetes has been bandied about for some time, but a new
research suggests that the relationship may be age- and weight-loss
Drinking green tea is highly unlikely to help prevent breast,
prostate or any other type of cancer, the US Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) said last week, after reviewing the evidence
to support a health claim, reports Dominique...
The putative ability of polyphenols from green tea to help prevent
cancer has been the subject of much scientific enquiry in recent
years. But researchers in India now say that drinking black tea
could help prevent the development...
Tea makers looking to bolster flagging sales should turn to
speciality and herbal teas with new research revealing these two
categories are flying off the shelves, grabbing market share away
from traditional tea products, reports...
At 3.15 million tonnes world tea production in 2003 beat 2002
supplies but prices remained firm reflecting season variability,
reports the UN food and farm body, adding that China has pushed up
green tea supplies.
The polyphenols present in green tea help prevent the spread of
prostate cancer by targeting molecular pathways that shut down the
proliferation and spread of tumour cells, as well as inhibiting the
growth of tumour nurturing blood...
While green tea has been getting its name around the block, red tea
has taken a little longer to become a household name, but its sales
are said to be soaring on the back of its purported health
After rejecting an $800 million offer for its juice business from
Northland Cranberries early last year, US co-operative Ocean Spray
has decided the time is right to enter into an agreement with its
Japanese functional food ingredients firm Taiyo Kagaku is set to
increase its share of global green tea sales with the recent
acquisition of Chinese green tea extract manufacturer Wuxi Green
The South Korean market is proving to be dynamic for coffee
exporters, as the population continues to embrace the fashion and
trends prevalent in the western lifestyle, reports the German
Coffee Assocation, Deutscher Kaffeeverband....
Cheaper processing methods could be on the way for makers of
decaffeinated coffee as scientists in Brazil identify naturally
growing caffeine-free coffee plants. As the global coffee market
remains dogged by rock bottom prices through...
German group JJ Darboven has designed a new steel coffee can for
its Warca brand. The product is the result of a joint partnership
between JJ Darboven, French canmaker Corepe and French designer
Design Développement. The can has a...
Numerous studies of the properties of green tea have shown that the
beverage can stimulate the human immune system to fight against a
variety of diseases, but new research presented this week suggests
that its cousin, white tea, may...
Green tea may help to lower the prevalence of oesophageal
adenocarcinoma, one of the fastest growing cancers in western
countries, said researchers speaking at a meeting on digestive
disease in the US last week.
The British are the biggest consumers of instant coffee in Europe,
driven by the desire for speed and convenience. But new research
from Mintel shows that many of the new instant coffee products
launched over the last year were not...
Roasted ground coffee is still by far the biggest category in the
German coffee market, but sales dropped by 2 per cent last year as
consumers switched to more exciting variants such as Cappuccino and
Espresso, writes Chris Jones.
Coffee contains similar levels of antioxidants to black tea and can
be just as beneficial to health, according to Scottish scientists
that have found coffee's antioxidants are highly absorbable by the
The main active agent in green tea, EGCG, prevents the first step
in HIV infection and could one day be used as a new anti-HIV drug,
suggests a new study this week. Japanese researchers report that
the extract, already believed to...
Experts attending this week's meeting on cancer prevention heard a
number of studies to back green tea's powerful anti-cancer effects
in humans. The tea's active agent, Epigallocatecin-3-gallate, is