Food as medicine: beyond the diet and before the drugs
Product Claims The action of nutrients used as ingredients in products can be attributed to their nutritive value. Nutritive value is often considered as a regulatory basis for adding such ingredients to food products (i.e. for technical effect). As opposed to any pharmacological effect, foods are typically used for other purposes. Dietary supplements, foods for […]
Botanical Ingredients Bring Cleaner Labels
Botanical Ingredients As a result of the global pandemic, consumers have begun to look after themselves more. And there is an increased understanding that our health begins with our nutrition. For this reason, botanical ingredients have broken through the trend barrier. They are becoming more commonplace in premium product development projects for functional food brands […]
How can natural ingredients reinforce immunity?
Throughout this period of time where we are all dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic and the aftermath as we move into second waves globally, I thought it would be a good time to share my thoughts on how we can best reinforce immunity levels in general through sources such as bioactives, natural ingredients and primarily, […]
Innovation In The Food For Beauty and Beauty-From-Within Industry
Beauty, and health, begins and grows from within. This is something we have always known but it has only been in recent years that both the food and beauty industries have merged to form one larger beauty-from-within industry. Consumers nowadays are becoming increasingly aware of the relationship between their nutritional food habits and their health. […]
Could Clean Science Innovation be a Post-Pandemic Food Solution?
First of all, let’s start with what clean science innovation refers to. When I talk about clean science innovation in relation to the food industry, I refer to the exploration of the relationship between science and nature. The clean science concept is a relatively new idea particularly relevant to converging products and merging industries. To […]
Enriching Milk with Nutritional and Multifunctional Fibres
This article is the first of what will be a two-part series looking at the current gaps in the overall value proposition between animal and plant-based protein sources with a focus on the use of multifunctional fibres in milk. I will be using as an example the dairy milk industry and the newer, competing plant-based […]