Items Tagged with 'health'


Telling Tea’s Fortune

The future looks bright for tea: Here’s why
By Karen Giles-Smith MS, RD
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Tea, even when served cold, is hot. Other than water, tea is the most consumed beverage in the world and the 6th or 7th most consumed beverage in the United States.
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Consumers focus on fiber-containing foods

By Karen Giles-Smith MS, RD
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Consumers are searching supermarket shelves for tasty foods that contain fiber, according to new U.S. consumer research independently garnered for Tate & Lyle, a global food and beverage ingredient supplier.
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Formulating the next generation of cultured dairy foods

Adding micronutrients to cultured dairy products is one way to address health and wellness. Will processors respond with innovative new products?
By Phillip S. Tong
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Consumers recognize that cultured dairy products (including yogurt, cottage cheese and fermented milk beverages) are healthy and good-for-you choices. Health professionals consider cultured dairy foods to be nutrient-dense foods, meaning they have a high nutrient-to-energy ratio.

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Dairy is in the diet of poor Americans

Those on food aid buy milk and yogurt, according to a new study by the USDA. Their food choices are not much different than any American’s.
By Jim Carper
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Poor households spend most of their food stamp money (nearly 75%) on vegetables, fruits, grain products, meat, and meat alternatives, according to a study released in April. Lower-cost red meats (7.8%) and milk and yogurt (7.6%) account for the largest shares of food consumed at home. That’s the finding of a report titled “Building a Healthy America: A Profile of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program” and published by the Food and Nutrition Service, Office of Research and Analysis, in the United States Department of Agriculture.
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America’s hunger games

America, our land of amber waves of grain and ample milk production, produces plenty of food. We’re obese. And yet we’re hungry.
By Jim Carper
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Milk production has increased 15% in the 10 years from 2002 to 2011. And 2012 is off to a good start, with production in the first quarter up 5.2% compared to the same period a year ago. Total cheese production (excluding cottage cheeses) rose 3.6% in 2010 to 10.4 billion pounds, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Italian varieties (at 4.42 billion pounds) rose 5.8%, and American-type cheese increased 1.7%, accounting for 41% of total cheese production. Clearly, America’s dairy processors are productive.
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News briefs about processors of dairy foods

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Read about advertising, promotions and certifications in the dairy industry.
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How to reduce sodium levels in cheese

Reducing sodium levels will require masking agents and metallic/bitter blockers to eliminate the off-flavors caused by potassium-based salt substitutes.
By Sharon Gerdes
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High levels of dietary sodium can increase blood pressure. But the health consequences of population-wide sodium reduction are still the subject of some debate. Americans consume on average 3,400 milligrams of sodium daily.
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Athletes promote chocolate milk in new campaign

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The group behind the National Milk Mustache "got milk?" Campaign unveiled an all-new, fully-integrated program highlighting that what athletes do after strenuous exercise can make a dramatic difference in how they feel and perform during the next workout. The new REFUEL | "got chocolate milk?™" campaign, backed by a podium-topping team of athletes – including USA Basketball Men's National Team member Carmelo Anthony, twelve-time swimming medalist Dara Torres, five other 2012 USA Swimming Team medal hopefuls, plus 2010 Ironman® World Champion Mirinda Carfrae – shows how refueling with chocolate milk can play an important role during an athlete's after-workout ritual. 

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Food emulsions

DuPont’s natural chelator preserves the freshness of food emulsions

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 DuPont Nutrition & Health's Guardian Chelox L  gives the makers of mayonnaise, dressings, margarine and spreads a flavor-based, value-adding, natural alternative to EDTA, which has long been the industry’s traditional, synthetic chelator. 

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Using fatty acids in dairy foods

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We need dietary fat. Milk naturally contains fat. So let’s better understand the facts on fat and communicate this to consumers instead of trying to dodge the topic. After all, dairy foods are in a unique situation when it comes to fatty acid profile, as research shows that all fatty acids are not created equal.
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Agropur, Natrel Division USA, St. Paul, Minn.

 At its Natrel Division plant in St. Paul, Minn, Agropur makes rBST-free white and flavored milk, heavy whipping cream, half n half, buttermilk, organic milk, nutritional drinks and shakes and sport drinks. Nondairy beverages (soy, rice, coconut, and almond) coffee creamers, broth and sauces. 


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Milk/Flavored Milk and Non-Dairy Beverages: Opportunities in the Beverage Segment

This free webinar will cover methods and ingredients available to increase protein levels, processing issues related to high-protein beverages, future ingredients and opportunities for protein fortification, adding value to milk and beverages, niche markets for high-protein milk and beverages and case studies of Core Power and Fairlife.


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Tharp & Young on Ice Cream: An Encyclopedic Guide to Ice Cream Science and Technology

An at once an all-inclusive guide to the meaning of hundreds of technical terms and ideas needed for ice cream manufacturing, as well as a practical introduction to the ingredients, freezing methods, flavoring, and packaging of ice cream, sherbet, sorbet, gelato, frozen yogurts, novelties and many other kinds of frozen desserts.

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