Amino Acid

Which high-protein ready to drink beverages taste the best?

Which high-protein ready to drink beverages taste the best?

By Elaine Watson

New research from DuPont Nutrition & Health exploring what drives liking in ready to drink high-protein beverages – a $2.7bn category in the US – revealed that products combining dairy and soy protein performed the best on taste, while 25g of protein...

Thaumatin derives from the fruit of Thaumatococcus daniellii Benth

Japan

Scientists find way to make sweetest sweetener taste sweeter

By RJ Whitehead

Japanese researchers have devised a method to make one of the sweetest natural sweeteners even sweeter in a development that will be seen as a breakthrough at a time when consumers are moving away from sugar.

“We eventually found a natural flavour that masked both the after taste of the moringa and the after taste of the stevia.

UK Moringa-based beauty drink overcomes 'horrible' taste

By Louise Reid

A herbal nutricosmetic drink is being launched in the UK utilising the amino acid-rich Himalyan herb, Moringa oleifeira, with the company involved saying it has overcome the 'horrible' taste of moringa.

Local sporting cultures influence consumer preferences across the global protein and non-protein markets, says Euromonitor

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Protein still sports nutrition king, but watch out

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Protein is still the bedrock of sports nutrition says Euromonitor, but non-protein products are expected to grow faster in several important global markets like Australia, Canada and Indonesia.

‘Fusion Energy Drinks’ fire new consumption occasions: WILD Flavors

ANUGA TASTE THE FUTURE 2013: TAKE-HOME TRENDS FROM THE SHOW

‘Fusion Energy Drinks’ fire new consumption occasions: WILD Flavors

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Tanja Krüger from WILD Flavors notes the emerging trend in energy drinks towards ‘fusion energy’ - products that pair energy with other global success stories including tea and malt-based ingredients.

Watermelon juice might lessen muscle soreness after cycling (Museme Miyuki/Flickr)

Watermelon juice soothes sore cycling muscles

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Watermelon juice has ‘excellent’ potential as a functional drink to relieve sore muscles in athletes due to high levels of amino acid L-Citrulluine, a new Spanish study testing cyclists reports.

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