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Issue 2/2011

Here you find a selection of articles which you can have a look at or download as PDF.

Here you will find a selection of articles from different sectors of the health ingredients industry - you can read them directly or download them.

Wellness Foods Europe
Publication date: 01.06.2011
Baby food

Beauty food and natural beautifiers in the kitchen

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by Sabrina Schultjan, FIS Europe

Our grandmothers used to understand the art of adding colour and glow to their complexions using simple care products which can be found in any kitchen. The skin is our largest organ in terms of surface area, and forms a barrier between our body and the environment. This means it can be influenced from the inside as well as out. Creams and lotions are important, but so is a balanced diet.

Cover story

Simply healthier

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Agglomerated sweetening solutions combine nutritional benefits with convenient handling BENEO, one of the leading manufacturers of functional ingredients, offers a range of solutions to enable sugar reduction in food products and prides itself on producing innovative ingredient solutions for food manufacturers. By concentrating on the taste, functionality and qualitative elements of a product, BENEO has developed its agglomerated sweeteners which are simple to integrate and provide a multitude of benefits. Here, Dr Thomas Walter, Head of Business Development at BENEO, provides insight into how its agglomerated sweeteners can be incorporated into products to provide sweetening solutions that are healthy and easy to use.

Ingredients trends

Trends in South African ingredients after the World Cup 2010

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In 2004, the international football federation FIFA selected South Africa to become the first African nation to host the finals of the World Cup. The 19th FIFA World Cup, which took place from the 11th June to 11th July 2010, promoted the unity of South Africa and its ethnic groups, improved the nation’s reputation abroad and boosted tourism; the event itself attracted approximately 300,000 foreign tourists. With the world’s eyes upon it as host, South Africa sought to establish itself as a competitive and relevant nation brand. The World Cup focused the spotlight on South African culture, including lifestyle and food, with its particular tastes and flavours.

Enzymes

Putting cheese under the microscope

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by Gérald Dard, Cargill Texturizing Solutions
Cheese is an ancient food, the origins of which predate recorded history, becoming a sophisticated enterprise by the time of the Roman Empire. From traditional hard, semi-hard and soft cheeses for direct consumption, to industrial blocks used in the manufacture of convenience and fast foods, cheese now plays a large role in cuisines across Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas.

Cognitive health

The right state of mind

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by Sabrina Borghi and Kevin Prudence, DSM Nutritional Products
Our brains are at the core of how we view and interact with the world around us. The mind is our control centre, taking cues from the surrounding environment to determine our reaction to it. Acting as a power seat, it regulates emotions, houses memories, fosters learning processes and co-ordinates movement. As such a fundamental influence on our everyday lives, it is no surprise that, according to a recent poll, 53 per cent of consumers pay close attention to their mental wellbeing.

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