This industry trends round-up features the state of Japan's functional yogurt market, factors driving the growth of China's 'underdeveloped' adult probiotic sector, and nutricosmetics consumption behaviour in Malaysia.
An investigation into the adulteration of herbal weight loss supplements sold in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) found 17% of such products contain illegally added pharmaceuticals or prescription medicines.
China’s plant-based yoghurt sector is being predicted to enjoy significant growth, even though such products sit in a regulatory grey area, according to exclusive insights in our latest FNA InnovATE edition.
Researchers who have developed a self-cleaning bioplastic inspired by the lotus leaf that is sturdy, sustainable and compostable, and ideal for fresh food packaging, are now looking for commercial partners.
This round-up features South Korea’s re-evaluation of co-enzyme Q10 and other ingredients use in health functional foods, China’s push for scientific reassessment of certain health foods, and Australia’s refusal to change amygdalin rules.
Commercially available eye health supplements for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) sold in pharmacies and e-commerce platforms in Australia, New Zealand, US, UK and Canada have been found to vary widely in terms of their formulation and pricing,...
Consuming the right type of edible oil could help reduce body weight, while intake of high cocoa dark chocolate and turmeric has been shown to be mood-lifting, based on our latest round-up of recent scientific findings.
The most-read stories last month include 2022 nutrition trends forecast by Nestle, Morinaga, Nestle Malaysia's glucose control supplement launch, an exclusive interview with Culturelle on probiotic trends in China and more.
Here we present the latest research and innovation around skin health, including how processed foods consumption is linked to higher risk of eczema, a Singapore’s firm’s ‘bio-optimised’ collagen shots innovation, and the potential benefits of coix seed...
Prebiotics other functional ingredients, including mandarin peel extract, are creating new product development opportunities in the digestive health category – alongside ongoing innovation with probiotics, according to industry experts.
This round-up features the retail strategies that brands across APAC are using, including the direct-to-consumer channel by Brand’s Suntory, the pros and cons of livestreaming, and the trending categories in pharmacies.
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Building a business that is environmentally sustainable is not just ‘for show’, but is also delivering tangible benefits such as saving costs, providing better control over the supply chain, and improving the quality of raw materials used, say a raft...
We spoke with industry experts from Nestle, Morinaga, Max Biocare and Shiseido to find out their 2022 predictions for health and nutrition trends, spanning insights across healthy ageing, infant nutrition, kids’, women’s, and men’s health.
From new hemp regulations in India, to Singapore’s sugary beverage control policy, and plant-based labelling in multiple countries, we bring you five must-know policies and regulations that look set to have a significant impact on the Asia Pacific food...
See our 10 most-read regulatory stories of 2021, including Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) policies in India, South Korea’s monitoring of krill oil and probiotics, and new standards for fish oil in Thailand.
We bring you the top 10 most-read alternative protein stories from the food and beverage industry in 2021, featuring updates on product launches and regulatory updates for plant-based meat, cultured meat, plant-based dairy and more.
The 10 most-read COVID-19 related stories for this year include a RCT finding on the use of TCM Lianhua Qingwen and research on various COVID-19 adjuvant therapies across the region, such as the use of honey and black cumin, and virgin coconut oil.
A significant association was found between dietary glycaemic index (GI) and risk of breast cancer, but not glycaemic load (GL), according to the ‘first’ study in Iran to examine carbohydrate quality with the onset of the disease.
An ingredient commonly isolated from soybeans, peanuts, and egg yolks, has been shown in a recent review to act in similar pathways as cannabidiol (CBD), with researchers highlighting that it was a safer and legally recognised alternative.
This round-up features new scientific findings and product formulations that alleviate conditions stifling physical mobility, including keto meal benefits for knee osteoarthritis, Bergenia ciliata for managing rheumatoid arthritis and more.
See our top 10 most read supplier stories in APAC’s health and nutrition industry this year, featuring winners of the NutraIngredients-Asia Awards 2021, using cell-based milk technology to produce functional foods, and emerging delivery formats for probiotics.
Dole is aiming to launch high-value products from food waste in the second half of next year across its recently-formed speciality ingredients business, in addition to expanding its upcycling efforts to more markets in the region.
Supplementation with vitamins A, B, C, D, and E could improve the inflammatory response and decrease the severity of disease among intensive care patients with COVID-19, according to a new trial from Iran.
Eighty per cent of knee osteoarthritis patients on a ketogenic low energy diet and exercise regime experienced improvements in pain and an average of 10 per cent in loss of body weight, a new trial has reported.
See the 10 most-read stories in the month of November, including Nestle China's insights on the country's infant liquid milk market, Malaysia's Holista Colltech NPD plans for its highly popular probiotic brand Lacto-5, consumption trends...
Researchers in Australia have underlined the benefits of iron supplementation beyond anaemia, stressing that inadequate levels can also lead to feeling tired, weak and irritable, along with restless legs syndrome and fibromyalgia.
Fifty-year-old Australian firm Continental Taralli is modernising its marketing and product development approach to stay up-to-date with current food trends such as gluten-free and healthy snacking, as it seeks to solidify its appeal amongst younger consumers.
BYHEALTH said that milk thistle was its bestseller from its international product range during the recent Double 11 online shopping festival in China, with newly launched melatonin also gaining popularity among consumers.