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Xylitol

Xylitol is a polyol or sugar alcohol also known as wood or birch sugar. In nature it is a rare sugar that exists in low amounts and is the constituent of many fruits and vegetables, such as raspberries,strawberries, yellow plum, lettuce and cauliflower. However, the commercial available xylitol is made by a chemical process.

 

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Research: Starch Structure and Protein Interaction in Rice Pasta

Research shows how process conditions affect starch structure and its interactions with proteins in rice pasta in the journal Carbohydrate Polymers.

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Market: Clean Label Choices in Confectionery

Nearly 9.5% of all confectionery launches recorded by Innova Market Insights in the 12 months to the end of September 2012 used either natural or additive-/preservative-free claims or both.

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Research: Functional Food Product Development - Opportunities and Challenges

The article 'Functional Food Product Development - Opportunities and Challenges' describes the differences for food manufacturers face when developing functional foods compared to traditional foods.

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Research: Improvement of AOAC Dietary Fiber Method

Research published in the journal Food Chemistry looked at the improvement of the AOAC 2009.01 total dietary fiber method for bread and other high starch containing matrices.

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Research: Antimicrobial Effect of Lemon Juice in Marinated Beef

Inactivation by lemon juice of Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella Enteritidis, and Listeria monocytogenes in beef marinating for the ethnic food kelaguen was described in research published in the International Journal of Food Microbiology.

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8/21/14, AHPA to FDA: Clarify protein... »»

Although it generally supports the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed Nutrition and Supplement Facts label changes, the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) urged the agency to adopt the Digestible Indispensable Amino Acid Score (DIAAS) method for evaluating protein content on product labels.


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8/21/14, Nestlé Waters North... »»

Nestlé Waters North America engaged in “deceptive, fraudulent and predatory behavior” in a bid to drive a small competitor out of business, alleges New York-based Nirvana Inc in a lawsuit accusing the world’s biggest bottled water company of illegal anti-competitive practices.


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8/21/14, GMA: Nutrition Facts... »»

One bizarre consequence of FDA proposals to include ‘added sugars’ on the Nutrition Facts panel would be that not-from-concentrate 100% fruit juice could boast 0g ‘added sugar’ on the new-look labels, whereas 100% juice made from concentrate (containing an identical amount of sugar) would have to list its sugar as ‘added’.


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8/21/14, US: Hormel shares jump on Q3... »»
Shares in Hormel Foods jumped today (21 August) as the US group reported third-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street expectations.
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