Not Common Knowledge: The Largest Immune Organ

Although many consumers understand the basics of the immune system—such as how one catches a cold—most are not aware that the largest immune organ in…

Alternative Carbohydrates Open Up New Sports Nutrition Opportunities

Christian Philippsen, managing director, BENEO Asia Pacific, discusses the importance of blood sugar management during exercise and highlights the potential of alternative carbohydrates for novel…

Research Update On Paediatric Probiotics

Research shows BifidoB and LactoB provide clear infant health benefits, says Angela Rowan, category marketing manager, paediatrics, NZMP.     It’s well-known that setting infants…

How Nutrition Can Be A Game Changer For Asian Economies

The onus of ensuring that the huge numbers of children today join the workforce tomorrow at their productive best is on companies that are operating…

Let’s Talk About Bacteria In Infants And Children

Studies on probiotics indicate that they may actually reduce the need for antibiotics in the future, says Chr. Hansen.   Asia Pacific represents one of…

Making It All Count: Omega-3 Fatty Acids

How does one get enough essential fatty acids in your body to reap its health benefits? Dr. Ek Kai Lin, senior manager, scientific marketing, BASF…

Plant-Based Nutrition Is 2018's Recipe For Success

With consumers being more health-conscious, more are looking to natural and functional ingredients in their food, such as those from plants. By Sarah Lim, senior…

Asia Pacific Health Ingredients: What's Trending?

Aslam Shaikh, senior research analyst, Food and Beverages, MarketsandMarkets, discusses what health ingredients are and what opportunities there are for manufacturers in Asia Pacific.

Bakery Trends: What’s Baking?

The end of the year is always a good time to review the year’s trends and what can be expected for next year or the…

The Health And Wellness Trend Continues In Asia

More consumers are becoming more conscious about what food they eat, driving for a healthier marketplace for food and beverages, says Jane Barnett, head of…

Ingredients

Tocotrienol-Rich Fraction: A Gem In Palm Oil For Cardioprotection

With cardiovascular disease being the number one killer in the world today, it is only expected that consumers be presented with solutions that alleviate risk…

Ingredients

Chinese Infant Formula Market Focuses On High-Quality Ingredients

Demand for infant formula in China is increasing, providing an opportune market for manufacturers. Governed by strict new regulations and increasing consumer demand for safe…

Ingredients

Omega-3 Index Test: An Essential Biomarker For Heart Health & More

Maintaining one’s health is getting easier, with personalised nutrition and home test kits becoming more popular. One can even ensure heart health by measuring omega-3…

Ingredients

Innovating With Health In Mind

Health is the top priority for many consumers today, and it is vital that manufacturers innovate with healthy and natural ingredients to create products that…

Ingredients

Dull Growth In Olive Oil Trade

With inconsistency in manufacturing trends and rising challenges for virgin olive oil production, regional players look for new opportunities in reinforcing quality control to capture…

Ingredients

New Insights Into Chocolate Markets

  Chocolate is popular among consumers of all ages. What are the current trends of the chocolate market and what should manufacturers know? By Peter…

Ingredients

What’s Trending In Bakery And Savoury Snacks?

  Clean label continues to lead the bakery and snacking sectors, and with health fast becoming a priority, this has opened up opportunities for clean…

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Probiotics For Senior Health Support

  The world’s populations are ageing day by day, and to sustain our seniors, probiotics might be the answer. By Dr Howard Cash, Senior R&D…

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Going Into Japan’s Latest Food Trends

  Nishida Masanao, director of Food Japan, gives his insight on these in an exclusive pre-interview with APFI leading up to Food Japan 2017.

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Getting To The Heart Of The Matter

Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death globally. While the statistics are alarming, most cardiovascular diseases can be prevented by reducing risk factors…