Botanical Ingredients Bring Cleaner Labels

Botanical Ingredients Clean Label

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 and are becoming more commonplace in premium product development projects for functional food brands who are […]

Benefits of Biotransformation in Building Innovative Food Products

Product Breakdown iNewtrition

Biotransformation is defined as the chemical alteration of elements such as nutrients, amino acids, toxins, and drugs in the body.  It’s important to take into account from a food science and product development perspective because of the way different nutrients and ingredients will react to one another in the body. This affects different elements of […]

Flaxseed: nature’s best-kept multifunctional ingredient.

Flaxseed health benefits

When we think of superfoods, we tend to think of exotic, novel-sounding ingredients as being better than the common products that are readily available such as broccoli, berries, beetroot or oats. This article will focus on one such superfood – flaxseed – which goes by the Latin name ‘Linum Usitatissimum’ and means “most useful”. I want […]

How can natural ingredients reinforce immunity?

Pomegranate bioactives consumer health

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 support our immunity levels in general through sources such as bioactives, natural ingredients and […]

Could Clean Science Innovation be a Post-Pandemic Food Solution?

H2O water molecules in food science

First of all, let’s start with what clean science innovation refers to. When I talk about clean science 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 date, […]

Visual Health: Eating For Your Eyes with Functional Foods

Carrot Ingredient iNewtrition

For many years, we have eaten with our eyes, but now it is time that we also ate for our eyes. Our visual health can be affected by a number of factors, including ageing, genetics, lifestyle habits, and also nutrition. Research has shown that diets which include plenty of carotenoid-rich foods or drinks, such as […]