Taste receptors are not only found on the tongue; scientists recently discovered the existence of taste receptors that reside in the gastrointestinal tract, internal organs, and central nervous system.
Evidence linking the microbiome to healthy immune function is compelling
August 23, 2017
Consumers are now regularly exposed to the idea of a dietary approach targeting the microbiome. Increasingly, they are becoming aware that the maintenance of digestive health can be the path to an improved state of health and well-being.
Premiumization is particularly important in all three. Although juices, in particular, have battled sugar content concerns, both juices and teas are expanding flavors and formats and tapping into an inherent, better-for-you positioning. Convenience and portability also help both iced tea and iced coffee drinks
Presenters at Prepared Foods’ R&D Applications seminars discussed microorganisms in dairy applications and how to make better functional dairy foods with dairy- compatible ingredients.
September 22, 2017
Numerous foods owe their characteristics to the activity of microorganisms. Fermented foods (foods subjected to the activity of microorganisms or enzymes) comprise about one-third of world-wide food consumption and 20-40% (by weight) of individual diets.
While price, quality and portion size of course remain primary factors in this equation, new research from Technomic’s “2017 Value & Pricing Consumer Trend Report” shows that consumers are placing increasing importance on sustainability and social responsibility at the dining venues they visit.