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Clinical trials on nutraceutical products are increasingly widespread and their promotion is becoming a vital asset for achieving market success. However, not all clinical trials are created equal. With that in mind, what exactly are the factors that make a trial “good”? By Maja Orešnik, science and research director at...
A “toolbox” strategy for umami taste creation can help food manufacturers in Asia find alternatives to MSG, and create healthier and more affordable products. Umami is an elusive character. Translated literally as the “essence of deliciousness”, it is the taste of amino acid glutamate sometimes defined as “the fifth taste”,...
The first step of any journey is often the hardest, and the quest towards greater sustainability is no exception. Nevertheless, as Agatha Wong finds out, players in the industry – regardless of their size – can make a difference. PepsiCo has announced the launch of its second Greenhouse Accelerator programme...
Alimentaria&Hostelco will hold one of the editions with the highest participation of international companies and professionals in its history. Of the 3,200 exhibiting companies, 900 will come from outside Spain and 25% of the 100,000 expected visitors are expected to arrive from more than 120 countries, thus consolidating its...
This year's Alimentaria & Hostelco 2024 tackles the most pressing issues concerning the industry today. By J Antonio Valls, general manager of Alimentaria Exhibitions The year 2023 witnessed growth in the global food and beverage market, despite geopolitical instability and disruptions caused by rising fuel prices. In this uncertain climate, several...
By Christian Philippsen, managing director of BENEO, Asia Pacific The year of the Dragon is upon us, and this Lunar New Year is set to be another year filled with joy, celebration and cherished reunions with family and loved ones. Around two billion people globally celebrate the Lunar New Year,...
A new in vitro study has revealed the stress relief effect of saffron (Crocus sativus L). The research highlights the ability of affron, a standardised extract of saffron to enhance resilience to stress. The new study, led by Chae-Young Kim PhD, and published Nov 2023 in the journal Nutrients, focuses...
By Hisayuki Uneyama, PhD, pharmacist and corporate fellow, science group, global communications department, Ajinomoto According to research by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, excessive salt intake has been the leading cause for dietary health risk in Asia over the past 30 years....
The ice cream market has traditionally gravitated towards lavish options, as exemplified by the world's most expensive ice cream. The flavour – Cellato's infamous Byakuya – is priced at an astounding $6,696 for just 4.3 ounces*, responding to demands for decadent indulgence. According to the International Dairy Foods Association, 1.38...
By Florencia Moreno Torres, global business development manager health and nutrition at Rousselot Research from Euromonitor has shown that eight of the top 10 fastest-growing global markets for wellness over the next five years are located in Asia-Pacific, with Japan, Hong Kong and China cited amongst the star players. In...