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Asia Pacific: More Asians drink coffee, report

Three out of the five fastest growing retail coffee markets are in Asia, as Indonesia is currently the fastest growing packaged retail coffee market...

Americas: Jackfruit seeds as viable substitutes for cocoa

Compounds found in jackfruit seeds produce many of the same aromas as processed cocoa beans and are a potentially cheap, abundant substitute for use...

Asia Pacific: Culture affects healthy eating outlook, FNI finds

Consumers in Asia are far more likely to be interested in healthy eating than those in the western world, according to a survey commissioned...

Americas: Eating whole grains improves gut microbiota, research finds

In a clinical trial, adults who consumed a diet rich in whole grains rather than refined grains had modest improvements in healthy gut microbiota...

Americas: Protein alternatives needed as more go meat-free

While not fully committing to a meat-free lifestyle, ‘Meatless Mondays’ seem to be catching on among Americans as a way to cut back, says...

Americas: Prunes are found to be healthy for bones

More researchers are interested in the potential of prunes to restore bone and prevent bone loss in animal models of osteoporosis, states the International...

Americas: Canadians are mindful about natural sugars, report

A Mintel research reveals that 43% of Canadians who use sugar/sugar substitutes say that whether or not a sugar/sugar substitute is good for baking...

Europe: Consortium gets €7.7M on packaging research

The European Union (EU) has awarded the international NanoPack consortium €7.7 million (US$8.82 million) to develop and demonstrate a solution for extending food shelf...

Americas: Food promotes healthy ageing, finds paper

Improving dietary resilience and better integration of nutrition in the health care system can promote healthy aging and may significantly reduce the financial and...

Americas: 52M consumers buy groceries online, report

The internet is quickly becoming the virtual grocery store for many US consumers with 52 million currently grocery shopping online, finds a new study...

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