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Functional Ingredients
Sports nutrition broadens its appeal
Led by ingredients with specific functions, the sports nutrition world is diversifying into niches and product formats.
ZMC to launch reduced form of CoQ10
ZMC has developed an exclusive IP process unique from any other previous process for manufacturing this ingredient.
Select suppliers: Cardiovascular health ingredients
See our list of key suppliers for the cardiovascular health category.
Research capsule: BCM-95 and SoyLife
Solid study results for health benefits of curcumin as well as the combination of cacao flavonoids and soy isoflavones.
Engredea twitter roundup: IFT 2012
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.
Naturally functional vs. fortified foods—experts debate 7
The hot new trend is consumers clamoring for naturally functional products. Does this spell the end of food science as we know it?
Research capsule: BLIS K12 and GliSODin
New studies with these branded ingredients support their use in targeted health supplements.
Engredea Monograph: China Edition
Get an in-depth look at the latest news, innovations and market trends in China.
2 more great reasons to attend Engredea 2012
Still on the fence about attending Engredea 2012? Here are two reasons why you should...
Lutein faces supply and formulation challenges in 2012

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.

5 predictions for the beverage category in 2012
Beverage experts reveal what they see happening in the category in 2012.
Engredea Monograph: Carotenoids
Get an in-depth look at the latest news, innovations and market trends.
Experts find omega-3s in weeds and seeds 1
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.
Engredea Monograph: Omega-3s
A 22-page report on omega-3 fatty acids, including prices for fish oils, new product launches, what pharmaceutical fish oil means for your business, and our top five picks for the future of omega-3s.
Engredea Monograph: Probiotics
A 24-page probiotics report on regulations, new probiotic ingredient launches and finished probiotic products, the pros and cons of single-strain supplementation and more.
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