Botanicals

Chamomile harvests - yields and quality - are being challenged by climate change.   Image © jessicahyde / Getty Images

Botanical yields fall as climate change affects harvests

By Stephen Daniells

Extreme weather events from heat waves and droughts to ‘hundred-year storms’ happening every two years, the impact of climate change is obvious. And few industries are witnessing the impact as much as botanical supply chain.

Coffee berries, also known as coffee cherries or the outer layer of the coffee fruit, are a rich source of polyphenols, which may exert brain health benefits.   Image © Bartosz Hadyniak / Getty Images

Coffee berry extract may boost alertness & mood: PepsiCo study

By Stephen Daniells

A single dose of an extracts from coffee berry – the outer layer of the coffee fruit and a rich source of polyphenols – may boost alertness in healthy men and women, with effects still observable six hours after consumption, says a new study.

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Kerry agrees to acquire Natreon for ~$50 million

By Stephen Daniells

Kerry’s expansion of its health portfolio shows no sign of slowing as the company has agreed to acquire botanicals player Natreon for approximately $50 million (€42 million).

Highlights from the Beauty from Within webinar

Highlights from the Beauty from Within webinar

By Danielle Masterson

The beauty from within category is resonating in the marketplace as consumers look to maintain a youthful glow and even turn back the clock. The nutri-cosmetics market is forecasted to grow significantly over the next few years and the rising interest...

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Cannabinoid fermentation specialist eyes Mexican market

By Hank Schultz

The advent of a strategic patent has put formulation specialist Biomedican on course to fundamentally alter the cannabinoid supply picture, the company claims. In addition, a Mexican court ruling has opened up opportunities south of the border.

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Mango polyphenols may offer IBD relief: Pilot study

By Stephen Daniells

Supplementation with polyphenols from mango may reduce markers of inflammation and improve levels of beneficial bacteria in the gut of people with IBD, suggests a small study funded by the National Mango Board.

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“LATAM market is going through a big change”, Naturex says

By Natasha Spencer

As food and beverage producers focus on adding various benefits to their formulations in 2020, NutraIngredients-LATAM spoke to Naturex’s Product Manager for the region’s functional and nutritional ingredients, Rodrigo Setti, about the “new era” in LATAM...