Functional Jellies Special Report
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.
Flavanol-rich extracts from cocoa and green tea may reduce markers of oxidative stress and inflammation in obese adults at risk for insulin resistance, says a new study.
Dried fruit show potential as green tea extract carriers
Fortifying dried fruit pieces like apple with green tea extracts may boost the antioxidant content of the finished product by four-fold, suggests a joint study from the US and Italy.
Green tea may protect gums against disease
Consuming green tea may offer protection against gum disease, a condition that may affect over 30 per cent of the population, suggests a new study from Japan.
Frost & Sullivan rewards Indena for green tea research excellence
Italian botanical extracts leader Indena has been rewarded for more
than 20 years of research in the area by winning Frost &
Sullivan's 2008 European Green Tea Extracts Excellence in Research
Green tea extract may counter fatigue for workaholics
Supplements of the green tea compound EGCG may offset the signs of
physical and mental fatigue associated with modern stressful lives,
suggests research from Japan.
Green tea ingredient rides trend
A green tea extract has been launched by Danisco as a food
ingredient, reinforcing the perceived benefits of the antioxidant
and its "consumer friendly" appeal.
Green tea may cut arthritis, study
Components in green tea may help prevent the production
of inflammatory molecules associated with joint damage in people
with rheumatoid arthritis, scientists have reported.
More study needed on green tea HIV link
Drinking green tea may help to prevent the spread of the HIV virus,
a study suggests, but the authors have warned more research is
Danisco launches green tea 'flavour protector'
Danisco is looking to benefit from growing interest in natural
antioxidants with the launch of Guardian green tea extracts.
Green tea improves blood lipid levels, say scientists
Regular consumption of the antioxidant rich green tea could reduce
blood lipid levels and cut the risk of developing heart disease,
suggests a small trial from Portugal.
Green tea flavonoids: Anti-browning additives for dairy?
Scientists in the US are looking into the potential of green tea
polyphenols to stop the Maillard reaction in thermally processed
dairy to prevent dark colours and off-flavours.
Matcha green tea tipped as luxury flavour of the future
A Japanese firm is confident that a traditional form of green tea
is about to take off as a luxury flavour category in Europe.
Green tea cuts risk of death, study
Drinking several cups of green tea every day could cut peoples'
risk of death from a range of diseases, but does not appear to
lower the chances of getting cancer, says a Japanese study.
'Healthy' confectionery boosts market
New opportunities for health-focussed products in the confectionery
industry have bolstered the market, which is estimated to increase
by 16 per cent in the next four years to more than €115bn.
Tea linked to lower risk of bile stones and cancer
Drinking at least one cup of tea a day could cut the risk of cancer
in the gallbladder and bile ducts by about 40 per cent, suggests a
population-based study from China.
FDA blackballs green tea heart health claims
The evidence that green tea could benefit heart health are
"supportive" but not "conclusive", said the FDA, leaving the door
open to backing such health claims in the future.
Caffeine could protect against diabetes
People who drink lots of green tea or coffee every day could lower
their risk of diabetes by 33 percent, a result linked to caffeine
content, says new research from Japan.
Tea's brain health benefit link gets more support
Both green and black tea could protect against age-related diseases
like Alzheimer's, says a new study, adding yet more support to the
benefits of tea extract on brain health.
Tesco functional cereal bars fortify healthcare shelves
UK company Multiple Marketing has developed a new range of
functional cereal bars in an attempt to cash in on the increasing
demand for nutritionally beneficial and innovative wellness
products that deliver functional health benefits.
Green tea could protect against Alzheimer's
Drinking more than two cups of green tea a day could cut the risk
of dementia by half, claims a population-based study of elderly
Green tea could provide Alzheimer's breakthrough
Scientists investigating the effects of green tea antioxidant EGCG
on mice's brains believe their positive results may signal its use
as a preventative or treatment of Alzheimer's disease in humans.
Scientists perfect instant tea processing
Scientists have developed a new technology to process instant tea.
The invention is said to cut processing time by 15 hours, making it
considerably less labour intensive and reducing costs.
China builds up green tea supplies
At 3.15 million tonnes world tea production in 2003 beat 2002
supplies but prices remained firm reflecting season variability,
reports the UN food and farm body, adding that China has pushed up
green tea supplies.
Taiyo acquires Chinese green tea manufacturer
Japanese functional food ingredients firm Taiyo Kagaku is set to
increase its share of global green tea sales with the recent
acquisition of Chinese green tea extract manufacturer Wuxi Green
Herbals, plant extracts getting cleaner
Plant extract suppliers are developing new technologies to
sterilise herbs to help customers avoid increasing scrutiny of
solvent use and meet higher demands for product quality.