Health & Functionality

Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture, Julia Klöckner. ©German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture

NEWS IN BRIEF

German minister establishes nutrition research hub

By Will Chu

An initiative to pool and strengthen nutrition research in Germany is being spearheaded by the country’s federal minister of food and agriculture, Julia Klöckner.

Bravura Foods' award-winning vegan gummy bears. Pic: Bravura Foods

Functional Jellies Special Report

Vegan Gummy Bears continue winning streak

By Anthony Myers

Vegan and sugar free brand Free From Fellows has been recognized again for its Gummy Bears range, picking up an award at the Great British Food awards.

Each serving (two gummies) of Matcha Bears provides about 250mg of the finely milled green tea powder, known for its powerful antioxidants. (Photo courtesy of Matcha Bears)

Functional Jellies Special Report

Matcha Bears pack energy and antioxidants in gummy form

By Kristine Sherred

Three New York City entrepreneurs have developed gluten-free gummies infused with premium grade matcha that walk the line between functional and fun, reaching those who drink tea and those who just want a boost of energy at any time of day.

Pic: GettyImages

Functional Jellies Special Report

Functional jellies, demand is growing thanks to CBD

By Anthony Myers

The demand for functionality is growing for convenient, but nutritious and tasty product solutions. Herbal extracts, which contain polyphenols caffeine, cannabinoids or vitamins have a good fit with the mainstream candy sector as one of the quickest ways...

Galaxy’s range of vegan bars. Pic: Mars Wirgley UK

NPD

Mars launches its vegan Galaxy chocolate bars in UK

By Anthony Myers

Mars Wrigley UK is set to launch a vegan range of its popular Galaxy chocolate bars today (November 18) in select stores and online via Amazon, costing £3 ($3.89) for a 100g bar, double the price of the regular Galaxy.