Functional Beverages

Provexis winner: EU health claims enforcement may dish rotten tomatoes

By Steve Morrison

Steve Morrision was the COO at Provexis when the UK start-up won the EU‘s first ever article 13.5 health claim for its blood circulation-boosting tomato extract called Fruitflow in 2009. The now-consultant has serious qualms about how the EU’s health...

Sea Buckthorn trends well in Scandinavia (Picture Copyright: Leo Setä/Flickr)

Hot New Beverage Concepts for 2013: Episode Two

By Ben Bouckley

Adomas Pranevicius, CEO of MyDrink Beverages, gives BeverageDaily.com readers the further lowdown on new non-alcoholic drinks concepts that could set the market alight in 2013.

Will iced teas sparkle in 2013? (Picture Copyright: Aria Belli/Flickr)

Hot New Beverage Concepts for 2013: Episode One

By Ben Bouckley

The CEO of beverage development and innovation company MyDrink Beverages tells BeverageDaily.com why his firm's new non-alcoholic beverage concepts for 2013 could take the market by storm...

A still from the Pepsi Special ad campaign

Experts don't buy new Pepsi’s fat-busting claims

By RJ Whitehead

“I know what people are thinking as they head out for a Big Mac, large fries and cola: why not make it a lighter meal and opt for diet- or zero-calorie Coke—or now, a Pepsi Special?” reasons Rashi Chowdhary, a Dubai-based nutritionist. 

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Stevia sweetened Pepsi NEXT hits Australia in cola first

By Ben Bouckley

Pepsi NEXT has been launched in Australia, but intriguingly the drink has been formulated with stevia for this market to achieve a 30% sugar reduction, rather than the 60% effected with other sweeteners in the US.

Al Ain Dairy claims first UAE juice launch with stevia

Al Ain Dairy claims first UAE juice launch with stevia

By Ben Bouckley

The United Arab Emirates’ largest dairy and juice producer Al Ain Dairy tells BeverageDaily.com it is the first company in the region to introduce stevia into juices produced in the country.

Senomyx announces dual-purpose sweetness enhancer for HFCS and sucrose

Senomyx announces dual-purpose sweetness enhancer for HFCS and sucrose

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

San Diego-based flavor firm Senomyx has discovered a new taste modifier ingredient that can enhance the sweet flavor of both high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and sucrose, allowing food manufacturers to use less of either sweetener in formulations.

Del Monte says yes to stevia drinks

Del Monte says yes to stevia drinks

By Rod Addy

Del Monte has launched a Naturally Light low calorie range in the UK using stevia as a sweetener, containing only half the sugar and calories of standard fruit juice and juice drinks.

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