by Frédérique Respondek, phD and Katia Merten-Lenz (for the regulatory content) Probiotics are defined as ‘Live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host’. One of the key hurdle to use probiotics in food..
By Raphaelle O'CONNOR, PhD Natural nootropics, also commonly known as ‘cognitive enhancers’ are ingredients used by people who want to improve certain aspects of their brain functions such as memory, mental alertness, energy levels and concentration. This concept is not..
By Raphaelle O'CONNOR, PhD Immunity remains the hot topic of the moment as we have all realised the true importance our health plays in global pandemics such as the one we currently find ourselves in. Public health and hygiene practices..
by Raphaelle O'CONNOR, PhD When we think of superfoods, we tend to think of exotic, novel-sounding ingredients as being better than the common products that are readily available such as broccoli, berries, beetroot or oats. This article will focus on..
By Katia Merten-Lentz & Manon Ombredane Published at FoodNavigator 4 December 2019 Nowadays the list of ingredients on food labels tends to be shorter and the names simpler. But, putting aside this ‘clean label’ trend, does the average consumer still notice the claims appearing on..
By Raphaelle O'CONNOR Throughout this period of time where we are all dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic globally, I thought it would be a good time to write this article and share my thoughts on how we can best support..
By Raphaelle O'Connor, PhD Modern consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the relationship between their nutritional food habits and their health. This trend for healthier foods and beverages, in addition to a growing need for convenience and naturality within the..
by Leila Falcao Global clean label ingredient market is expected to value USD 47.50 billion by 2023, registering a CAGR of 6.8%. Mainly those which are obtained by minimal process, have simpler ingredient composition and can be claimed natural on the..
By Katia Merten-Lentz Cannabidiol (‘CBD’) has burst onto the world stage in recent years, and the EU is no exception, with shops selling CBD products opening up in various countries across Europe. While CBD can be incorporated into cosmetics and used..
Answering to the market need for insightful knowledge related to the natural & plant-based ingredient sector The natural ingredient market is gaining momentum along with clean label, food safety, sustainability and other topics related to the food & beverage, health..