A single dose of an extracts from coffee berry – the outer layer of the coffee fruit and a rich source of polyphenols – may boost alertness in healthy men and women, with effects still observable six hours after consumption, says a new study.
An Italian team has described a method to produce micronised powders and extracts enriched with polyphenols obtained from agricultural waste, offering environmental as well as metabolic health benefits.
Fruit juice contains vitamins and other bioactive compounds. But it has also been called out for its sugar content. Fresh research from the EU fruit juice industry examines consumer attitudes to juice and its healthy associations.
Morinaga Confectionery is launching a new product under Japan’s Foods with Functional Claims (FFC), with a stick-type cocoa powder that is reported to help lower blood pressure and improve bowel movements
Forthcoming European legislation on health claims could pose a
roadblock to rapid market expansion of polyphenols, the plant-based
antioxidants gaining increasing attention for their
disease-fighting actions, warns a new report.