By: Aditi Rungta Let us start with a quote from Hippocrate, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”. This quote is popularly associated with the term ‘Nutraceuticals’. An amalgamation of two words Nutrients and Pharmaceuticals, it is essentially blurring the line between food and pharmaceuticals. The term nutraceutical
SNACKEX 2019: Functional grain ingredients from GoodMills Innovation enable food products with bonus health benefits. rain specialist GoodMills Innovation will present its new product RutinX – Tartary Buckwheat at this year’s SNACKEX on 27 and 28 June in Barcelona. This ingredient is ideal for snack concepts with additional metabolic power. The
Healthy eating is a complex challenge. As such, achieving it successfully is almost always a team effort rather than the responsibility of any single individual, or individual company. It’s impossible for consumers to improve their diets if they’re surrounded by – and bombarded with adverts for – products packed full of unhealthy ingredients.
Natural flavours are those that derive their aroma or flavour chemicals from plant or animal sources. The US Code of Federal Regulations defines “natural flavour” or “natural flavourings” as the essential oil, oleoresin, essence or extractive, protein hydrolysate, distillate, or any product of roasting, heating or enzymolysis that contains the flavouring constituents derived from a spice, fruit or fruit juice, vegetable or vegetable juice, edible yeast, herb, bark, bud, root, leaf or similar material, meat, seafood, eggs, dairy products, or fermentation products thereof, whose significant function in food is flavouring rather than nutritional.
Weaning, more scientifically known as complementary feeding, implies to process where solid foods and other liquids, in addition to milk, are introduced to infants in order to meet their growing nutritional requirements. The incorporation of complementary feeding is the first major proactive step in the infant’s life towards “growing up”.