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Video: Protein Prototypes Abound

Protein Prototypes Abound

Many consumers these days are interested in upping the protein content of their diets. So it’s not surprising that protein ingredients were one of the year’s hottest trends at the 2013 IFT Food Expo. Food Technology magazine’s Executive Editor… Read more

July 31, 2013 1:29 pm Mary Ellen Kuhn no comments

Undernourished and Mentally Unbalanced

For centuries, it has been known that food affects mental health. In the United States, there are now three times as many people on disability for mental illness than there were in 1987. Mental well-being is associated with being resilient to… Read more

July 15, 2013 4:02 pm Toni Tarver 3 comments

Impacting Children’s Food Choices

Boy with vegetables

With almost 32% of U.S. children and adolescents being overweight or obese, it is apparent that their easting behavior needs to be examined. And according to Adam Drewnoski, Professor of Epidemiology at the Univ. of Washington, who kicked off the… Read more

July 15, 2013 3:13 pm Kelly Hensel 1 comment

Fish for Brains


The average person eating a Westernized diet consumes only 1.5 g of omega-3 fatty acids per day, of which less than 10% are docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Studies have consistently shown that those who eat more fish, a… Read more

July 15, 2013 1:46 pm Toni Tarver 4 comments

Session Explores the Power of Prebiotics

The science is emerging, but a growing body of research supports the ability of prebiotics to positively influence gut microbiota, explained Kelly Tappenden of the University of Illinois on Monday morning in Session 105 “Beyond Gut Health to Bone… Read more

July 15, 2013 12:00 pm 2 comments

How Close are We to Health Claims for Probiotics?

Session 283 July 16; 1:15-2:45 p.m. Room N427ab Research on probiotics has uncovered various health benefits—from improving intestinal health, modulating immunity, and improving blood lipid profiles to alleviating antibiotic-associated and… Read more

July 15, 2013 10:00 am no comments

Not All Calories Are Created Equal

If Vivian eats a food labeled as containing 500 calories, has she consumed one-third of her daily caloric limit of 1,500 calories? Not necessarily. Calorie values on food labels have traditionally been determined by using the Wilbur Olin Atwater… Read more

July 14, 2013 5:50 pm Toni Tarver 1 comment

Antioxidants: Don’t Believe the Hype

Found mainly in plant foods, antioxidants are said to be beneficial to health, responsible for neutralizing free radicals, reducing inflammation, and decreasing the risk of chronic disease. During the 1990s and early 2000s, antioxidants became the… Read more

July 14, 2013 1:33 pm Toni Tarver 2 comments

Greater Insights into the Structure and Function of Dairy Proteins

Session 15 July 14; 10:30 a.m.-noon Room S501ab A Sunday morning session on dairy proteins will present contemporary research conducted globally on their structure and function. Speakers from the United States, Spain, and Ireland will cover a… Read more

July 13, 2013 3:30 pm no comments

Spices Make Healthier Eating More Flavorful

Spices and herbs

Session 50 July 14; 1:30–3 pm Room S502 This session will explore how spices and herbs can help consumers get closer to meeting the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). To kick off the session, Guy H. Johnson, McCormick Science… Read more

July 13, 2013 1:00 pm Kelly Hensel 1 comment

Nopal Cactus Crystalline Powder

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Made in one step directly from fruit to powder, these ingredients suffer less degradation than products made from purée or juice.  A proprietary drying process protects the intricate recipe of natural nutrients in cactus–like magnesium, vitamin… Read more

July 12, 2013 12:03 pm Kelly Hensel no comments

Salba Chia Boosts


Boosts are available in whole seed or premium ground seed and sold as individual packets or as a sleeve (10 in ground, 14 in whole seed).  Great for storing in pockets or purses to sprinkle over lunch or add to your afternoon drink. Salba Smart… Read more

July 12, 2013 11:42 am Kelly Hensel no comments

Peazazz pea protein


Peazazz™ is completely soluble in low pH systems and produces solutions that are transparent and heat stable. These properties, together with its clean flavor, make Peazazz™ highly suitable for fortifying acidic beverages such as sports drinks,… Read more

July 12, 2013 11:23 am Kelly Hensel no comments

Determinants of Food Choice During Childhood: What Industry Can Do

Child Eating Hot Dog

Session 107 July 15; 8:30–10 a.m. Room N427cd New multidisciplinary studies, linking neurobiology with behavioral economics and social studies provide new insights into the food seeking behavior of children. Understanding how biology and… Read more

June 6, 2013 7:49 pm Kelly Hensel no comments