Comet Bio announces positive clinical trial results for its prebiotic Arrabina™
May 20, 2020
Comet Bio announced successful completion of its randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover clinical trial evaluating the gastrointestinal (GI) tolerability and prebiotic effects of its Arabinoxylan Plant Fiber Extract, Arrabina™. Results reveal that consumers can take up to 12g per day of ArrabinaTM with no negative gut or bowel reaction. The study also found that Arrabina™ promotes the growth of bifidobacteria, confirming its prebiotic function.
Consumer insights confirm that BENEO’s Palatinose meets consumer demands for an alternative carbohydrate
May 20, 2020
US consumers recognize that not all carbohydrates are alike. In a recent survey conducted on behalf of BENEO, it was shown that consumers differ in their perspectives between various kinds of carbohydrates and are aware of alternative sugars. In fact, half of US consumers believe carbohydrates that are more slowly released are better for health.
FrieslandCampina Ingredients has a robust digestive health portfolio, including dairy-derived galactooligosaccharide and Human Milk Oligosaccharide (HMO) 2'FL
April 30, 2020
The Global Prebiotic Association (GPA), the international trade association representing prebiotic manufacturers, brands and allied partners, announced that FrieslandCampina Ingredients has joined the organization at the Member level.
Food trends report highlights how the food industry continues to experiment with novel and unusual ingredients
March 24, 2020
A Star is Born is one of Innova Market Insights Top Ten Trends for 2020 (number 8), highlighting how the food industry continues to experiment with novel and unusual ingredients in order to move them into the mainstream. This trend is driven by rising consumer familiarity and acceptance of their roles and potential benefits.
Premium herbal supplements company introduces hemp & herbs and digestive products at 2020 Natural Products Expo West
February 26, 2020
Gaia Herbs, a natural herbal brand, will unveil two new product lines – Hemp & Herbs, which consists of three unique condition-specific formulas, as well as three new digestive products – at Natural Products Expo West on March 3–7.
Nexira continues scientific studies to add acacia gum as a dietary fiber in the new US Nutrition Facts Labeling regulation that came into effect on Jan. 1, 2020
February 7, 2020
On Jan. 31, 2020, after a review of scientific research made available in a citizen petition initiated by Nexira and submitted in 2019, the FDA considered that the body of evidence brought by acacia gum manufacturers is not yet sufficient and seeks further evidence to support the dietary fiber status of acacia gum.
Taiyo Kagaku India named “Functional Food Ingredient Company of the Year”
January 23, 2020
TKI manufactures Sunfiber, the globally recognized soluble prebiotic fiber. This award is the latest in a number of prestigious international honors earned by Japan-based Taiyo Kagaku dating back to 1997.
Check out the May 2020 issue of Prepared Foods, featuring our cover story on sweetener blends and sugar reduction, the increasing reliance on natural gums and fibers, new fruit and vegetable offerings, and much more.