Posts tagged with ‘functional food’

  • Marine Ingredients Poised For Accelerated Development

    Inside Cosmeceuticals posted an editorial feature we recently wrote on the future for Marine Ingredients.  Read more below: ———————— Many believe the ocean is where life first started. Then it is no surprise, perhaps, that the biggest potential source for new, bioactive ingredients for the health and beauty market may originate from the same place. With so many new species […]
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  • Marine Research Is Key To ‘Super Foods’ Market

    Ireland is already well on the way to becoming a player in this worldwide multi-billion euro industry, according to research results of the NutraMara project presented by leading scientists recently. NutraMara is a marine functional foods joint research initiative, led by Teagasc Ashtown Food Research Centre and funded by the Marine Institute and the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. […]
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  • Another Tasty Way for Kids to Increase Their Omega-3 Intake

    Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited (ONC), supplier of MEG-3® brand Omega-3 EPA/DHA food and dietary supplement ingredients, is pleased to announce that Bernard Matthews Ltd. has included the MEG-3® healthy food ingredient in their children’s range of Packed Munch Sliced Deli Meats. Designed to offer parents a nutritious and versatile sandwich component for lunch boxes, the Packed Munch range of Sliced […]
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  • Recent Advances Pave Way for Fish Gelatin For Food

    Fish gelatin reportedly possesses similar characteristics to porcine gelatine and can be an alternative to mammalian gelatine for use in food products. Recent food safety fears, such as BSE in cattle and avian ‘flu in poultry, prompted consumers and marketers to look for products containing no animal derivatives. Certain companies and institutions claim to have conclusively proven that there is […]
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  • Anti-Cancer Fucoidans Extracted from Brown Marine Algae; May be Used in Functional Beverages

    A team of researchers has developed a method for extracting three different varieties of polysaccharides from the algae: alginates, fucoidans, and laminaran. The researchers found that the extracted alginates appeared to demonstrate anti-bacterial properties and appeared to be effective against E. coli and staphylococcus. Studies have suggested that both laminarans and fucoidans have immune-boosting, cancer-fighting, and anti-viral properties. As part […]
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