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Wilderness Poets launches freeze-dried acai powder with no added sugar

US-based Wilderness Poets is launching an acai superfood product marketed as 100% organic without any additives and freeze-dried to preserve its antioxidants. “Many acai...

FUL Foods introduces ‘climate active’ functional health drinks

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FUL Foods has launched FUL Revive, a line of natural and functional vegan and ‘climate active’ health drinks. The drinks are low in calories, have...

Biotiful announces launch of ‘world’s first’ oat kefir

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Biotiful has taken its first step into the plant-based sector with the launch of what it claims is the ‘world’s first’ line of Plant...

Kirin’s black and green teas scores Japan’s first functional claims for immune function

Kirin Beverage Company will launch two immunity beverages in Japan in October. The company asserts the new products are the nation’s first black tea...

Fermented foods boost gut microbiome diversity and reduce inflammation, study finds

A diet rich in fermented foods can increase the diversity of gut microbes and decrease molecular signs of inflammation, according to a new study...

NatureBox partners with snack brands for “curated wellness” offerings

US-based wellness snack brand and subscription box service NatureBox has unveiled its NatureBox Partner Market. This is an online curated line-up of wellness snacks...

Vitamins and minerals: Blurring lines between supplements and functional F&B

The pandemic has driven vitamins and minerals to the top of consumers’ minds, with new delivery formats proliferating. As pill fatigue sweeps the nutraceutical...

Eat Beyond CEO flags hemp and adaptogens’ potential for functional beverages

Mindful consumption has led to “tremendous” opportunity within functional beverages for the health and wellness category. This is according to Patrick Morris, CEO of...

Nuun acquisition “fits the bill” for Nestlé Health Science’s functional hydration market entry

Nestlé Health Science (NHSc) has agreed to acquire Nuun, a functional hydration brand in the sports beverage market. Nuun’s portfolio consists of a range...

PepsiCo debuts Soulboost sparkling functional waters for mental stamina and relaxation

PepsiCo is launching Soulboost, a sparkling water beverage range with a “splash of real juice and functional ingredients.” The line offers two varieties, each...

Marrying chocolate and wellness: The Functional Chocolate Company debuts range targeting women’s health

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The Functional Chocolate Company is marrying health benefits with indulgence in its first range of chocolates. The US-based newcomer says its four offerings address the...

Hibiscus: the latest superfood powder from Aduna

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Lauded by the brand as 2021’s ‘vibrant new superfood’ and a UK first, Hibiscus Superfood Powder is the newest addition to Aduna’s stable of...

In the Drink: Why Healthy, Functional Beverages are Liquid Gold

It might have started with kombucha, but a few years since the probiotic-filled drink craze first hit, the genuinely-good-for-you functional beverage market has come...

Arla Foods Ingredients tips high-protein iced tea as next big beverage trend

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Arla Foods Ingredients has identified high-protein iced tea as the next big trend in beverages. Demand for functional / fortified beverages is increasing rapidly. In...

The rising demand for immunity boosting drinks as a result of COVID-19

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Paul Gurnell, general manager at Purearth, offers his thoughts on how functional, immunity boosting drinks can become a way of life for consumers. Even before...