Pycnogenol passes formulation test for fruit juice
The French maritime pine bark extract Pycnogenol shows excellent stability against the harsh conditions of the stomach, and should be considered “a good source of phenolic compounds to be utilised for fruit juice enrichment”, says a new study.
Study makes the case for vegetable juice
A study published in Nutrition Journal has suggested that promotion of vegetable juice could be an effective way of increasing vegetable intake among healthy adults.
Many children and parents mistakenly associate sugary sports drinks with a healthy lifestyle, claim researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston (UTHealth).
Modified whey protein may nano-encapsulate the green tea compound EGCG and slow its rate of degradation 3.2-fold, thereby offering nano-encapsulation potential for formulators, says a new study.
Blood benefits see British choose beetroot juice
Research highlighting antioxidant-laden beetroot’s ability to reduce blood pressure and boost stamina are helping sales of beetroot juices in the UK, according to retailer Waitrose.
Sports drinks boost endurance among young team players
New research suggests that isotonic sports drinks can enhance the performance of young adolescents competing in team games.
Coffee may protect against DNA damage: Study
A daily cup of coffee may reduce the oxidative damage to DNA by 12 percent, according to a pan-European study.
Danone backs probiotic juice with ProViva investment
Global probiotics leader Danone has paid an undisclosed sum to Swedish dairy Skånemejerier for a 51 per cent stake in its probiotic juice brand, ProViva.
Nestlé reveals challenges in fibre satiety drink R&D
A Nestlé research scientist has spoken of the challenges involved in formulating a consumer-friendly, fibre-rich, low-calorie yoghurt drink that promotes satiety.
Unilever: Slim.Fast brand name is not a health claim
Dutch-British food company Unilever says Slim.Fast, the brand name for its highly popular weight management product, is not under threat of being construed as an unauthorised health claim in the European Union.
Comax flavors tap into trendy coconut water
Comax Flavors is the latest flavor firm to respond to coconut water’s rapid growth in popularity by adding a range of flavors for the drink to its product offerings.
Anthocyanin-rich purple corn targets juices
Suntava has developed a non-GMO anthocyanin-rich purple corn concentrate to boost the health benefits of fruit and vegetable juice drinks, the company has said.
Chicken extract builds brain health links
The maker of a 175-year-old chicken extract that peer-reviewed research demonstrates can benefit mental function has established a brain health research centre – with a focus on anti-aging in the brain.
Wild develops coconut water flavors and new drink concepts
Wild Flavors has released a new range of sensory-tested tropical flavors for coconut water, tapping into the continuing attention that the drink is attracting on the market.
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.