Fruits / Vegetables

Ingredient technology, specifications, characteristics and applications of domestic and tropical fruit and vegetable ingredients for foods and beverages, including fresh, frozen, IQF, dehydrated, freeze-dried, juices and purees, related to issues including flavor, shelf life, ORAC, pH, soluble solids and Brix, packaging, including modified atmosphere, health claims and labeling regulations, and nutrient value.


  • Health, Lifestyle Driving Savory Snacks Market
    Health-conscious and time-constrained consumers were key factors that propelled the $77 billion U.S. and European savory snacks markets in 2009, up more than 5% from the previous year, according to a new report from market researcher Business Insights. ...More
    October 8, 2010 Posted in News
  • Feds Seek Permanent Injunction Against NY Juice Company
    Citing the company’s failure to correct violations, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asked the U.S. Department of Justice on Oct. 8 to seek a permanent injunction against a Brooklyn juice company to prevent it from processing and distributing juice products. ...More
    October 8, 2010 Posted in News
  • Low Carotenoid Levels Common Among Younger Women
    Data from the CDC reveals only about one third of American women are meeting their fruit and vegetable intake recommendations, which means they most likely have low levels of carotenoids that may help support women's health, including breast and ovarian health. ...More
    October 6, 2010 Posted in News, Nutraceuticals
  • Dining Out Packs on Pounds in Children
    The USDA’s Economic Research Service report, “How Food Away From Home Affects Children’s Diet Quality," reveals food prepared away from home increases caloric intake of children, especially older children, compared with meals and snacks prepared at home. Among older ...More
    October 6, 2010 Posted in News
  • Satiety Ingredient Gains GRAS Status
    Lipid Nutrition has been granted GRAS status for its PinnoThin® satiety ingredient for use in functional foods and dietary supplements, opening the door for more innovative products in the weight management sector. ...More
    October 5, 2010 Posted in News, Bakery / Cereal, Sauces / Gravies / Soup
  • 20 Spuds a Day Diet Supports the Potato
    In an effort to remind the public about the nutritional value of potatoes, the Washington State Potato Commission’s Executive Director Chris Voigt began a 60-day diet on Oct. 1 consisting of only potatoes and potato products. ...More
    October 4, 2010 Posted in News, Fiber
  • Researchers: Rethink Saturated Fat Intake Advice
    New research supported by the U.S dairy industry suggests that saturated fat intake has a very limited impact on cardiovascular disease risk, and experts should rethink the “saturated fat is bad" dietary advice. ...More
    October 4, 2010 Posted in News, Bakery / Cereal
  • Senate Leaves Food Safety, Child Nutrition Bills Hanging
    The Senate adjourned Sept. 30 leaving the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act and The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act hanging in the balance until after the Nov. 2 election. ...More
    October 1, 2010 Posted in News
  • USDA Awards $1.5 Million to Food, Nutrition Assistance Programs
    USDA on Sept. 30 awarded $1.5 million in new grant and cooperative agreement awards to improve and enhance USDA's food and nutrition assistance programs that reach one in four Americans every year. ...More
    October 1, 2010 Posted in News
  • 6 Food Ingredient Mega Trends
    The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) recently cited six “mega trends" and market challenges emerging for food product manufacturers and marketers as more consumers look to the food industry for more natural health solutions and increasingly convenient meal options. ...More
    September 30, 2010 Posted in News, Bakery / Cereal, Fiber, Flavor