There was a significant increase in the use of vitamin C, honey, black seed, citrus (lemon, orange), ginger, and costus supplements, and a drop in peppermint supplementation among patients with COVID-19 infection in Saudi Arabia.
The Food Safety and Standards Authority India (FSSAI) has launched a nationwide investigation into a widespread local honey adulteration scandal and is mulling ‘better’ test methods – but researchers are calling for the agency to take more ‘stronger,...
Australian health and wellness company Eve Investments is launching its honey and tea tree oil sold under the brand Meluka Australia into more parts of APAC amid high growth in China on the back of consumer immunity concerns.
Australian Aboriginal group Noongar Land Enterprise Group (NLE) is targeting a premium market for its Ngooka honey based on its anti-microbial and health-promoting properties, which the group’s CEO says is likely comparable with that of manuka honey.
APAC’s probiotics sector is continuing to soar, but consumers are increasingly seeking applications beyond supplements and dairy, with honey, tea and coffee emerging as potential formats for innovation.
Researchers from Asia, the Middle East, and the West are now trialling omega-3, honey, and even potato resistant starch, on top of vitamins and zinc, as they race to find products that could contribute to the fight against COVID-19 and its symptoms.