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Loquats look similar to apricots, but have a distinctly different taste. Image: Getty/Oleksandr Kiriuchkov

Could loquat fruit be the next big trend in yogurt?

By Teodora Lyubomirova

Researchers developed a novel probiotic fruit yogurt to test how the addition of loquats, tropical fruits with a sweet and tangy flavor, affected the functional and sensory properties of cow's milk yogurt. The results were 'remarkably positive'...

Madhūka is found in the forests of India. Image source: Instants/Getty Images

Versatile high-fibre 'superfood' Madhūka arrives in the UK

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

Found in the forests of South and South East Asia, the Madhūka flower provides a versatile ingredient that can be used as nibs for cereals, snacks and museli, as powder for coffee and milkshakes, and as tea. Now, ōForest, a new brand, is bringing it to...

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Next-gen probiotic gets FDA no objection GRAS

By Stephen Daniells

Netherlands-based Caelus Health has received a letter of no objection from the US FDA regarding the GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status for a next-generation microbe.

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Enriched postbiotic calcium may boost mineral bioavailability: RCT

Calcium enriched in a Lactobacillus-based postbiotic system is associated with higher levels of bioavailability as compared to calcium citrate, while a calcium-enriched yeast-based postbiotic does not influence calcium absorption, according to a new study...

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Whey found superior to pea protein in older adults

By Nikki Hancocks

Whey, but not pea, protein significantly attenuates exercise induced muscle damage (EIMD) following long-distance walking in older adults, likely due to the difference in leucine levels, according to new research.