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These are all the posts that have been tagged with healthy.

Bright future for peanuts

8 September 2011 – The American Peanut Council forecasts a bright future for high protein peanut flour in line with increased demand for quality plant protein. Recent reports have predicted a boom in the high quality protein market as consumers begin to recognise protein’s weight management potential. Once only the domain of the sporting elite, […]

Cocoa flavanols improve eye and brain function

10 May 2011 – Cosumption of cocoa flavanols may improve aspects of eye and brain function, says a study released by the University of Reading. The study showed that performance on vision tests in healthy young adults and some aspects of cognitive performance can be improved by the acute intake of cocoa flavanols. Improvements in […]

Think orange

28 April 2011 – LycoRed, Israel, has announced its latest formulation for natural beta-carotene colour, Lyc-O-Beta 1% CWS. Lyc-O-Beta is a natural beta-carotene colour in powder form, designed to instantly dissolve when mixed with cold water. It is suitable for use in a variety of applications such as beverages, dairy, bakery and confectionery. Lyc-o-Beta’s formulation […]

Sugar free flavours

28 April 2011 – Verve, a natural chewing gum manufacturer in the US, has expanded their line of Glee Gum with two new, sugar free varieties – Refresh Mint and Lemon Lime. In response to growing consumer concern over artificial sweeteners like aspartame, sugar free Glee Gum is the only gum in the US sweetened […]

Continuous hot air popper

12 April 2011 – C. Cretors and Company has introduced the OriginateAir. Designed for caramel corn shops and other concession locations, the OriginateAir continuously pops and puffs up to 40 pounds of popcorn or other healthy snacks per hour. Kernels are popped in a steady current of hot air, creating uniform popcorn with very little […]

Cargill expands into India

29 March 2011 – Cargill has signed an agreement with Marico to acquire its refined sunflower oil brand Sweekar. The scope of the acquisition is limited to the product brand only. This acquisition not only strengthens Cargill’s existing portfolio of leading edible oil consumer brands, but also expands its market reach in India’s premium sunflower […]

Fortified confectionery

23 February 2011 – Lyc-O-Mato from LycoRed, is a natural lycopene complex designed for a wide range of specific health conditions, from cardiovascular health through beauty. Lyc-O-mato contains several carotenoids with high antioxidant properties, and in recent clinical studies was shown to reduce blood pressure and increase endothelial cell function. In a novel research on […]

Is chocolate healthier than fruit?

14 February 2011 – New research published in the Chemistry Central Journal claims that chocolate contains more polyphenols and flavanols than fruit juice. When researchers at the Hershey Center for Health & Nutrition compared antioxidants in dark chocolate to those in fruit juice powder (containing pomegranate, blueberry and cranberry), they found that dark chocolate and […]

Confectionery confusion

11 February 2011 – I am completely confused about what consumers want from their confectionery and what manufacturers should be doing to satisfy them! This week I attended the Reformulate conference, which although not specifically aimed at the confectionery industry but the food industry as a whole, discussed the reformulation of foods to make them […]

Healthy and delicious chocolate bars

2nd February 2011 – Newtree has launched five new chocolate-covered delights. The chocolate bars (30g) contain less sugar and more fibre than similar chocolates. In addition, thanks to active natural extracts, they are a source of antioxidants or omega 3. For lovers of dark chocolate, Newtree offers a superfruit bar, a Belgian biscuit bar and […]

California Almonds launches health snacking campaign

5 January 2011 – California Almonds has launched a campaign to position almonds as a healthy and convenient snack for busy women. The campaign has been developed following extensive investment in consumer and market research that revealed a gap for healthy, natural snacks in the European market, one of the largest snack markets in the world. […]

Healthy hopes

I spent a considerable amount of time at Health Ingredients Europe in Madrid this week talking about subjects only relevant to a minor section of the confectionery market. It is certainly relevant but healthy confectionery is always likely to be a niche market in comparison to indulgence. It was still interesting to see the options […]

Barry Callebaut introduces chocolate with Stevia on industrial scale

6 October 2010 – Barry Callebaut is the first chocolate maker to developed a no sugar added chocolate with an extract from the Stevia plant on an industrial scale. Sugar has been replaced completely by a sweetener solution being high in fibre, with up to 65% less calories than sugar and that does not cause […]

Raisio benefits from Glisten acquisition

18 August 2010 – Raisio has seen an increase of 23% in net sales in the first half of 2010 with strong growth in the Brands Division. CEO Matti Rihko notes that the Group’s acquisition of British company Glisten and organic growth in the review period increased net sales and improved the EBIT as expected. […]