Antioxidant

Polyana and Marcela Tupinamba

Mother and daughter's dream teas pandemic success

By Liza Laws

This is a lockdown success story about a mother and daughter from Brazil who moved to Sussex and wanted to create functional teas that not only did what they said on the tin but tasted good too.

‘Science on polyphenols has come a long way’ ©iStock

SPECIAL EDITION: ANTIOXIDANTS, POLYPHENOLS & CAROTENOIDS

Juice maker shares polyphenols venture experience

By Shane Starling

Massachusetts-based Juice maker Welch’s entered the global ingredients business in 2014 with its polyphenol-loaded Concord grape offerings. We fly at the speed of words inside the grape with global ingredients VP Wayne D Lutomski.

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Berry drink shows skin benefits

By Shane Starling

A polyphenol-rich red and black currant berry drink has shown significant anti-wrinkle and skin smoothing benefits in a 12-week French study.

Orange juice gets its color from carotenoids

Special edition: joy in juice and smoothies

Carotenoid chameleons: Scientists chart how orange juice changes color

By Rachel Arthur

Color degration of pasteurized orange juice is influenced by storage temperature and time, with several carotenoids (pigments) affected in different ways. But other reactions could have a major impact on color changes – an area that warrants further research,...

Beer: an important source of xanthohumol

Drinking beer could help ward off dementia, says study

By Rachel Arthur

Drinking beer could slow the development of forms of degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, according to a study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 

A staple of Indian tribes

Acai juice shows joint health potential: Monavie study

By Stephen Daniells

A daily glass of acai juice was associated with a reduction in joint pain measures, and this was correlated with improved blood antioxidant levels, says a new study using MonaVie Active.

The quest for a radical new world for antioxidants

The quest for a radical new world for antioxidants

Here’s a radical thought for the marketers - the benefits of antioxidants may not be related to antioxidant activity. Last week’s NutraIngredients Antioxidants Conference suggested some tough choices are ahead.

EFSA’s antioxidant rejections could be blessing in disguise

EFSA’s antioxidant rejections could be blessing in disguise

Timber! The latest axe blow from EFSA has fallen, and this time it has taken one of the biggest trees in the nutrition forest: Antioxidants. But let’s not mourn the loss of the tree; let’s look forward to the new opportunities a clear view of the sky...

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