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 […]
Benefits of Biotransformation in Building Innovative Food Products
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.
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?
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, […]
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 […]
Visual Health: Eating For Your Eyes with Functional Foods
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 proper nutrition including functional foods. Research has shown that diets which include plenty of carotenoid-rich foods […]