Savor FlavorOne of the disadvantages of convenience foods is a higher proportion of salt for flavor enhancement, but a high-salt diet contributes to hypertension, heart disease and stroke. Now, Bell Flavors & Fragrances introduces a Natural Flavor Enhancer that can replace up to 40% of the salt in food applications, without the attendant flavor loss. Available in liquid and spray-dried forms, the flavors are kosher, heat-stable, thaw-stable and clean label. Bell Flavors & Fragrances, www.bellff.com
Helping HeartsSeveral different studies show marked positive effects of an ingredient used in sports nutrition. D-Ribose, from Bioenergy Inc., was used in three different research projects involving cardiac health, including patients with congestive heart failure, ventilation efficiency and coronary bypass surgery. In each study, patients given D-ribose showed a significant improvement in cardiac health and performance compared to the control group. Bioenergy Inc., www.bioenergy.com
An advanced sterol-based ingredient designed to significantly reduce “bad” cholesterol and other cardiovascular risks has received GRAS approval from a panel of experts. CardiaBeat™ from Enzymotec has been shown—through a number of clinical trials—to provide unique health benefits and advantages over typical approaches to managing cholesterol levels. CardiaBeat replaces the fat fraction in a number of different food products, such as yogurts and nutrition bars, while addressing additional cardiovascular issues that regular plant sterols do not. GRAS approval is the last step in the process leading to the distribution of CardiaBeat in the U.S., joining Enzymotec's other lines of health-oriented nutritional solutions. Enzymotec, Orly Farkash, +972-4-65451, email@example.com
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Plan Now! 2006 R&D Application SeminarsThese are a few of the seminars to be given at this year's Prepared Foods' R&D Seminars to be held September 11-12 at the Wyndham Northwest Chicago in Itasca, Ill.:
For more information, go to: www.bnpevents.com/PF/RD/ or contact Sharon Griffith, BNP Media Food Group, Sharonpfplanner@ aol.com, 630-978-9689
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