Maqui as a trending superfruit
Maqui (Aristotelia chilensis) is a native berry that only grows in the wild forests of Patagonia in Chile and Argentina. It has been consumed from ancient times by indigenous people and is by nature extraordinarily rich in many nutrients and powerful flavonoid species known as anthocyanins. Claudia Puehn of Anklam Extrakt discusses the functional foods potential of high quality extracts from this superfruit.
The “unharmonized” probiotics scene contributes to consumer confusion, which has motivated Chr. Hansen to launch a global online version of The Probiotics Institute. The one-stop-shop educational platform helps consumers navigate the “probiotics jungle” and demystify the human microbiome. Linda Neckmar, VP... Read More
Pill fatigue is shaping how the nutrition industry approaches staple trends, such as immunity and digestive health. Adding functional ingredients to food applications is reshaping how consumers can take a holistic approach to their health and well-being. Komal Mistry-Mehta, global business unit director of... Read More
Following Benexia’s distribution deal with Lehvoss Nutrition, CEO Sandra Gillot sheds light on how cold-pressed chia oil can offer a source for vegan omega 3 ALA. Notably, ALA is the only essential fatty acid that the body does not produce, yet it is critical for anti-inflammation.
Lycored, a global specialist lycopene-based ingredients for food and beverages, has appointed Tammi Higgins as senior vice president of its Food Division. She speaks to NutritionInsight about the company’s application-based, go-to-market strategy centered on coloring solutions and taste ingredients targeting... Read More
As the supplement market becomes increasingly mainstream, former professional hockey player Nick Samra is trying to tackle the hygiene and environmental sustainability issues associated with traditional supplement shakers. As his new shaker design, branded Forme, enters the final days of a Kickstarter... Read More
The pandemic has created an increasingly competitive nutraceutical market. One result is innovation stagnation, which can be avoided by seeking collaborations with other companies and organizations. Bioiberica’s healthcare director Jaume Reguant shares how industry partnerships are central to entering new... Read More
Arla Foods Ingredients is exploring new solutions that help guide protein enrichment when branching out into functional beverages. The company has launched Lacprodan ISO. Clear, which is a tasteless solution for clear juices. The ingredient can be incorporated easily into juice-producing processes for an... Read More
A steady rise in consumer interest in sports nutrition has been seen through the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly as awareness of previously elite sports supplements becomes more public. Dr. Wolfgang Horper, a member of the management board of sales at Finzelberg, highlights how the botanical extract player... Read More
DRT Purextract commissions clinical trials and qualitative research on its grape seed extract. Consumer insights provide customers with a more comprehensive picture, or as Nathalie Michaud, DRT Purextract’s sales and marketing manager, calls it, “the package.” Michaud details costs involved with going the... Read More
The dairy industry is seeing major demand for clean label and high-protein offerings. This is according to Aliénor Drago, Ingredia’s senior product manager, who weighs in about the mainstreaming of sports nutrition and the rise of drinking yogurts following the launch of two functional milk proteins.
Vitamin K2 paired with vitamin D3 makes a formidable combination for bone health, while vitamin K2 and EPA is an effective pairing for heart health. These are just some of the synergies vitamin K2 can tap into, according to Rudi de Man, NattoPharma’s vice president of sales for Europe and Asia. He delves... Read More
Consumer demand for mood-boosting and cognitive-enhancing supplements is growing during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Isabel Gómez, global marketing manager of Lipofoods, the nutraceutical division of Lubrizol Life Science Health. While the booming nootropics market is yet to hit the mainstream, these... Read More
COVID-19 has exacerbated global malnutrition, according to FAO senior economist David Dawe who explains the role of a multi-systems response. Aside from being part of corporate social responsibility, combating malnutrition is piquing consumer and government interest, and it is in the private sector’s benefit... Read More
Anu Turpeinen, PhD, Nutrition research manager at Valio Ltd. The Finnish dairy Valio has over 70 years of experience in infant nutrition and science-driven innovation. The latest research focuses on harnessing Milk Fat Globule Membrane (MFGM) and natural Oleic-Palmitic-Oleic Fatty Acid Structure (OPO). “Milk... Read More
Probiotics are in the center of the Venn diagram of gut, mental and immune health, according to Lallemand Health Solutions’ marketing group manager Morgane Maillard. Children’s immunity trends are shifting, she continues, and combining probiotics with vitamins and natural ingredients are on Lallemand’s R&D... Read More
Allmicroalgae has embarked on Algavalor, a project that will explore the development and release of several products in food, feed, cosmetic and biofertilizer markets. Joana Laranjeira da Silva, plant manager at Allmicroalgae, explains the inspiration behind this project and how it will impact the company’s... Read More
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