Posts tagged with ‘functional food’

  • Publication: Marine-derived functional ingredients as potential antioxidants in the food industry–An overview

    Dai-Hung Ngo, Isuru Wijesekara, Thanh-Sang Vo, Quang Van Ta and Se-Kwon Kim Abstract Recently, a great deal of interest has been developed by the consumers towards natural bioactive compounds as functional ingredients in the food products due to their various health beneficial effects. Hence, it can be suggested that antioxidative functional ingredients from marine foods and their by-products are alternative sources […]
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  • Fuji announces strategic realignment of astaxanthin production

    Fuji Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. has announced the strategic realignment of its natural astaxanthin production by shifting the commercial cultivation of Haematococcus pluvialis from its Hawaiian facility to its Swedish facility.  The driving force behind this decision was the opportunity Fuji could provide to the market through better product uniformity, operational efficiency and ease of expansion. Although both facilities operated […]
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  • BioAstin Natural Astaxanthin obtains GRAS status for efficacious levels

    BioAstin Natural Astaxanthin has been self-affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe for use in all food, beverage and supplement applications) at 1.5 mg per serving by a panel of experts assembled by GRAS Associates, LLC. A 1.5 mg dose is an efficacious level for antioxidant applications. One other Astaxanthin supplier recently obtained GRAS status at a level of 0.1 mg per […]
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  • Bluewave Marine Ingredients gets GMP for fish protein plant

    Fish protein producer Bluewave Marine Ingredients has announced its joint venture operation in Ecuador has received GMP certification from SGS. The recently formed company produces fish protein isolate at half the price of canned or frozen fish methods, and allows for the inclusion of protein in powder form for products including breads, pastas and soups. “This is an important milestone […]
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  • Quebec City: Consortium BioMar-Innovation Holding Event: “Crossroads of the Sea: New marine extracts for the food industry and health”; November 9, 2010

    Background and objectives: Increasingly present in products associated with health and well-being, ingredients and marine extracts have advantages over conventional sources of ingredients. Program: Market trends for products containing natural extracts of marine bioactive Research currently underway at universities and research centers in Quebec and France Examples of extracts and ingredients sold by Quebec companies Exhibition of research projects related […]
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  • Unilever Embraces Algae with Solazyme Investment

    As food and consumer-goods companies face problems obtaining the key ingredient palm oil without damaging the environment, Unilever is betting on a promising low-life alternative: algae. London-based Unilever, which relies on palm oil to make Dove soap, Vaseline lotion and Magnum ice cream, is set to announce Wednesday that it has made a multimillion-dollar investment in Solazyme Inc., a South […]
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  • International Seafood & Health Conference & Exhibition – Australia, November 6 – 10, 2010

    It is important to understand that this is not a fisheries conference, it is a health conference, but one where the participants all share a common interest and will communicate information about the very latest medical research into all health aspects of the benefits of seafood. New discoveries and a deeper understanding of the health benefits of seafood are occurring […]
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  • BioCentric Energy Holdings announced multi-million dollar contract with Biocen Natural Products Development

    A multi-million dollar contract was signed between Daniel Kennedy, CEO and President of Biocen Natural Development Group (Pink Sheets:BNPD), a Nevada health drink company, and BEHL President, Monique Berry. The Nevada company, BNPD, is a public company consisting of a board of directors, a sales and marketing team and distribution outlets. BNPD, formerly Bionic Products, Inc., is currently undergoing a […]
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  • Portland, Maine’s Ocean Approved Seaweed Products begins further expansion

    Like so many entrepreneurial ventures with food products, Ocean Approved frozen seaweed started with a pot simmering on a kitchen stove. Now, with a $95,000 NOAA Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I Grant and an experimental lease to raise seaweed near Little Chebeague Island, the first lease of its kind in the U.S., the company, which has grown steadily […]
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  • The Body of Research for Astaxanthin’s Health Benefits Continues to Grow

    Our colleagues at Cyanotech have provided the following research updates on astaxanthin: In a human study, Astaxanthin showed benefits for immune enhancement, oxidative stress & inflammation reduction and also decreased damage to DNA (Park, et al, 2010) In another promising human study, Astaxanthin reduced triglycerides and increased good cholesterol (HDL) in patients with mild hyperlipidemia (Yoshida, et al, 2010) A […]
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