Fats/Oils

Ingredient technology, specifications (i.e. melting point, solid fat index), nutrition and health concerns, characteristics and applications of vegetable and animal fats, shortenings and oils, including soy, cottonseed, palm, coconut, canola, corn, sunflower, fish, flax and specialty culinary and nutritional oils, and specific fatty acids. Covering formulation and production concerns including fat bloom, fry life, trans fats, hydrogenation, interesterification, saturated fat content, rancidity/oxidation and solvent extraction.


  • Mediterranean Diet Slows Diabetes Progression
    Those recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes may benefit from following the Mediterranean diet— high in olive oil, fish and whole grains—which slows progression of the disease more than following a low-fat diet, according to a new study published in the journal ...More
    April 18, 2014 Posted in News
  • Report: Alternatives to Antibiotics in Food Production Animals
    As consumers become more inquisitive and discriminating about the origins of their food, the feed animal industry has faced a great deal of scrutiny regarding its use of antibiotics and antimicrobials. ...More
    April 18, 2014 Posted in News, Nutraceuticals
  • Sunflower Oil Drops Saturated Fat in Shortbread
    Replacing butter with high oleic sunflower oil in shortbreads decreased the final saturated fatty acids (SFA) content by 52% and 61%, respectively, while maintaining quality attributes similar to those of traditional shortbreads, according to a new study published in the ...More
    April 17, 2014 Posted in News, Bakery / Cereal
  • Food Product Design Survival Guides Consistently Receive High Engagement, Interest
    VIRGO (vpico.com), an information distribution company focused on the most innovative and complex business-to-business markets that fuel the U.S. and world economies, recently launched topic-focused, downloadable Survival Guides under the Food Product Design brand, which ...More
    April 17, 2014 Posted in News, Colors
  • Vegan, Low-Carb Diet Helps Weight Loss, Lowers LDL
    Individuals who consume a low-carbohydrate vegan diet containing increased protein and fat from gluten and soy products, nuts and vegetables may improve their weight-loss efforts while at the same time lower their low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, according to a ...More
    April 16, 2014 Posted in News
  • Eating Rice Boosts Diet Quality, Reduces Body Weight
    Adults who consume rice were shown to also have a better overall diet quality along with higher consumption of key nutrients, such as potassium, magnesium, iron, folate and fiber while eating less saturated fat and added sugars, according to a new study published in the ...More
    April 9, 2014 Posted in News, Fiber
  • New Ingredient Improves Foods’ Fat Profile
    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) chemists developed butter-like extract, derived from rice bran oil, as a partial replacement for margarine, butter or shortening, according to new research published in the European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology. ...More
    April 8, 2014 Posted in News, Bakery / Cereal, Flavor
  • Consumer Activism Surrounds Ingredients, Food Processing
    More and more, Americans have trust issues with "big food"—myriad recalls, the banning of trans fats and studies linking the role food plays in disease have put consumers on alert. Labeling laws, the transparency the Internet provides and the platform for ...More
    April 8, 2014 Posted in News, Colors
  • Mediterranean Diet Cuts Heart Attack, Stroke Risk
    A diet rich in nuts, fruits and vegetables has been known to benefit the heart, and new research published in the journal Blood further demonstrates that the Mediterranean diet can decrease risk of heart attack and stroke. ...More
    March 31, 2014 Posted in News
  • Frutarom Enters Thriving Omega-3 Market
    Frutarom Health announced its move into the omega-3 market with deodorized DHA and EPA marine-sourced omega-3 ingredients designed for a variety of food and beverage applications, including dairy, bakery, baby food, cereals, oils, confectionary and beverages. The move ...More
    March 26, 2014 Posted in News, Bakery / Cereal, Nutraceuticals
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