Natural label claims, probiotics and sodium reduction were among the topics that tickled tweeters’ fingertips from the recent Institute of Food Technologists 2012 show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Here's a roundup of some tweets from the Engredea team and others from the show.
What do you foresee for the lutein market in 2012?
Lutein is going to be a strong ingredient in the coming year. Ever since we have been involved with lutein we have seen a steady expansion. Eye health is one of the top health concerns. Preventing AMD is one of lutein’s benefits. But I’d talk about overall eye-health because it is more encompassing.
Companies across the globe continue to scramble to find ways to extract omega-3s from plant (or at least nonmarine) sources. Fish oil, and more recent arrival krill oil, have up to now led the omega-3s race, but a new breed of plant geneticists and food scientists are nipping at their heels.
A study at Oregon State University indicates that compared to a normal diet, both high-fat and high-sugar diets cause changes in gut bacteria that appear related to a significant loss of cognitive flexibility, or the power to adapt and adjust to changing situations....More
Based on an international survey conducted in the United States, Mexico, Argentina, France and Australia, DSM Global Insights has found that almost two-thirds of consumers are concerned about excess sugar. But the way respondents say they opt to reduce their intake of sweetened products varies dramatically, having far-reaching implications for future product development....More