Rooibus extract may boost acai's health punch
Formulating açai products with extracts from rooibus tea may enhance the colour and improve the stability of açai’s healthy components, suggests a new study from Texas.
Cracking the code on antioxidant testing
The list of tests available to assess antioxidant activity may look like a page ripped from a World War II code book, but understanding how the results are complementary is vital for the continued success of antioxidants.
Wild blueberries take antioxidant crown
Wild blueberries have greater antioxidant content than common fruits such as apples, bananas, red grapes and strawberries according to Cornell University researchers.
Acai-rich juice may reverse inflammation
An antioxidant-rich juice containing açai may reduce levels of markers of inflammation linked to conditions such as heart disease, says a new study.
Scientists put bergamot waste to use in juices
A study indicates that bergamot juice could be used to fortify fruit juice in place of synthetic additives, opening up a potential new use for a by-product of the essential oil industry.
Natreon builds science behind its Indian gooseberry
New-Jersey-based Natreon says the latest study on its Indian gooseberry ingredient finds it to have longer lasting antioxidant properties than other extracts of the berry.
Oyster-friendly microalgae may colour food blue-green
The blue-green pigment from microalgae responsible for the greening of oyster gills may also provide a natural blue-green colouring for food, says new research.
Juicing may boost a fruit's antioxidant punch: study
Long term supplementation of antioxidant-rich apples and purple
grapes, particularly in juice form, may prevent artery hardening,
researchers from France have reported for the first time.
The dangers of selective science
Antioxidants are back under the microscope for all the wrong
reasons. But the use of meta-analyses to pool data is
controversial, and scientists need to keep perspective before
Anti-acne spring water makes UK debut
Works With Water is this week launching a new spring water product
claimed to be the UK's first to contain clinically-proven
ingredients to counter acne.
Nanostructures tested as beta-carotene carriers in beverages
Beta-carotene, used in foods and beverages as colourants and health
ingredient, can be stabilised by novel nano-scale carriers,
suggests innovative research from Germany.
Time for antioxidants v2.0
'Antioxidants' crop up every where, from beverage cans to cereal
packets. But industry must wake up to over use of the antioxidant
tag before the term loses meaning for consumers.
Grape-seed extract gives natural meat preservative
An extract from grape seeds could offer a natural alternative to
synthetic preservatives for processed meat, according to research
from the US.
Vitiva extends meat life with natural preservative
Natural extracts company Vitiva has announced its global launch of
a clean label preservative for processed fresh meat that protects
it from rancidity and undesirable organoleptic changes.
Natural extract could boost meat shelf life
A new natural extract claims to allow meat producers to extend the
shelf life of their products by keeping these looking and tasting
fresh for longer, according to manufacturer Kemin Food Ingredients.