Health and nutritional ingredients

Almonds have topped a survey of best-selling superfood ingredients. Meanwhile, don’t miss your free place at our sustainable snacking trends webinar on June 15

Almonds leads list of top 10 best-selling superfoods

By Michael Stones

Almonds have been crowned ‘King of superfoods’ in a top 10 list of best-selling superfoods created by online health food retailer Healthy Supplies, ahead of the Food Manufacture Group’s free snacking webinar at 3pm on June 15.

The nutrition show expects to attract 1,000 exhibitors and 18,500 visitors

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Vitafoods Europe: grounds for optimism

By Noli Dinkovski

With the UK voting to leave the EU and Donald Trump winning the US presidency, it’s fair to say we’ve had a year of political shocks.

Williams: UK involvement in future big EU nutrition projects is in question

Brexit could impact UK nutrition research funding

By Noli Dinkovski

Brexit could severely hinder the ability of UK firms and research bodies to participate in big EU-funded food science projects, a leading nutrition scientist has warned.

A ‘fat-busting’ microbe has been identified in healthy intestines that helps combat obesity

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Nutrition advice questioned by gut microbe scientist

By Rick Pendrous

Conventional advice on maintaining health and avoiding obesity have been called into question by a leading expert on bacterial gut health – also known as the microbiome – who claimed that ensuring healthy bacteria in the lower intestines and colon has...

Green algae: Sun Chlorella is available in tablet, granule and liquid form

Green algae set to be leading ingredient trend

By Noli Dinkovski

A type of green algae is being touted as a leading 2017 ingredient trend, on the back of estimates that the sector will double in value in just seven years.

Food flavour trends in 2017 are being led by the ‘refreshing’ cucumber

Cucumber named 2017 ‘flavour of the year’

By Noli Dinkovski

Cucumber is expected to be ‘flavour of the year’ in 2017, based on growing demand for refreshing, clean and healthy food and beverages, a Swiss fragrance and flavour company has claimed.

Vitamin D link: the study found that supplements can reduce the risk of cold and flu

Vitamin D cold and flu study link divides scientists

By Noli Dinkovski

A study that suggests vitamin D can play an important role in preventing colds and flu has received a mixed response from scientists and industry bodies, with Public Health England (PHE) claiming it “does not provide sufficient evidence” to support a...

Food trends are being led by fake information, say Jonny Bingham (right) and David Jones (Photo©Sacha Ferrier)

Fear the food fads, innovation experts warn

By Noli Dinkovski

The dominance of the health agenda in food is leading to a “massive increase in faddy products” that hold no long-term value, two food innovation experts have warned.

Food innovation winners last year were Ryan Clifford and Dominic Urban. They received a Eotrophelia UK cheque for £2,000 from M&S's Sue Bell

Food students lured by £2,000 innovation prize

By Rick Pendrous

UK food science and technology students are being urged to take part in Ecotrophelia UK, a prestigious food development competition promoting innovation, creativity and sustainability to students pursuing a future career in the food sector, with the chance...

The ASA banned two of Organic Burst's adverts for unauthorised health claims

Regulator bans two ‘superfood’ adverts

By James Ridler

Two adverts for food products and supplements have been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), because they featured unauthorised health claims.

Plant-based ingredients were used to make pancakes at the show

Plant-based protein showcased at HiE

By Noli Dinkovski

The versatility of plant-based proteins was a feature at this year’s Health Ingredients Europe (HiE), which took place in Frankfurt from November 30 to December 1.