Recent Advances In Dehydration Of Fruits And Vegetables

By Arshi Siddiqui and Khan Chand* Introduction Drying is the oldest method of food preservation. Fruits and vegetables have essential dietary nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and dietary fibers which are considered important for a balanced diet. These nutrients reduce the risk of possible deficiencies and help to maintain a

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Science Of Pickling, Explained!

By Anusha Mishra, M. Salman Chukkan, Prof. Uday S. Annapure The science of food preservation is as old as mankind. This technique emerged in India around four thousand years ago. The first food that is believed to have been pickled is cucumber and was consumed in the Tigris Valley of

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High Protein Claims Can Help Reduce The Negative Image Associated With Sugar Confectionery

Eating and drinking habits are changing across the globe. This is being driven by health-conscious consumers taking a more proactive approach. This is something that is having an impact on product categories associated with high sugar content, such as the confectionery industry, with their being a greater focus on moderated

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Flavor Trends For 2020: Multicultural, Plant-Based, Nostalgia

As consumers continue to seek healthier, better-for-you products, plant-based foods and beverages are inundating the market with no signs of waning and sober curious consumers are exploring low and no alcohol beverage options. The younger demographics continue to explore multicultural flavors with a current cultural affinity for Asian flavors while

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Let Food Be Your Medicine Amla (Indian Gooseberry)

“Load yourself with Vitamin C and not Stress” By Anusha Mishra, M Salman Chukkan, Prof. Uday S. Annapure Micronutrient deficiencies affect more than two billion people of all ages in both developing and industrialized countries.  Indian Gooseberry/Aonla/Amla scientifically named as Emblica Officinalis, is the richest source Vitamin C/ Ascorbic acid

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Smart Skins For Classic, Vegetarian And Vegan Sausage

According to Innova Market Insights, snacking will continue to be one of the leading trends in the food industry. For example, 83 percent of millennials snack instead of eating big meals, due to time constraints. Sausage is a classic snack, whether as hot dog, currywurst or salami stick, whether meat

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Healthier Snacks Through Fiber Enrichment

PREBIOTIC DIETARY FIBERS OFFER ADDED VALUE THANKS TO THEIR POSITIVE EFFECTS ON HEALTH AND WELL-BEING For a long time, dietary fibers were regarded as uneffective and possibly even damaging due to their indigestible properties – but that was until the first indications of their beneficial effects on the body became

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Functional Foods Chia, Flax And Quinoa Seeds

Introduction Humans have long been intrigued by functional foods. The term is yet to be defined legally but the definition given by The European Commission’s Concerted Action on Functional Food Science in Europe (FuFoSE), coordinated by International Life Science Institute (ILSI) Europe defined functional food as follows: “a food product

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Little Helpers For Good Taste

LEWATIT SWEETENS YOUR DAY For most people, a cup of coffee is an important part of starting their day off to the right. However, many of us really only start to enjoy the caffeinated beverage once we add one or two pieces of sugar. Sugar is white and sweet because

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The Rising Importance Of Superfoods

By Shivam Hingorani* Firstly, let’s address the elephant in the room. Statistically, 95% of the global population is unhealthy. The 2018 Global Nutrition Report stated that a poor diet affects every single continent across the world. Less than 1/5 children between six to 23 months consume a minimally acceptable diet,

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