Four key trends trends driving SE Asian F&B growth in 2017

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Southeast Asia’s food and drink market will be dominated by four trends this year, according to Mintel.

India's tired citizens' may unlock a market for energy-boosting functional foods. ©iStock

Revealed: The single biggest Indian health concern offering vast functional food and drink potential…

FoodNavigator-Asia reader survey: Have your say on the state of the industry

FoodNavigator-Asia reader survey: Have your say on the state of the industry

The relatively high-altitude habitat for V. glaucoalbum may be responsible for the high levels of anthocyanins and antioxidant activity.

Berries from Tibetan Himalayas have ‘great functional food potential’: China research

Aussie chemical-free water treatment cleans up Thai sugar processing

Aussie chemical-free water treatment cleans up Thai sugar processing

Haldiram's posts positive growth in 2016 for its traditional Indian snack portfolio. Pic: ©iStock/subodsathe

Indian snack maker Haldiram’s posts positive 2016 growth

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Saudi-Aussie scientists could be on the road to sweeter quinoa

Online grocery market to more than triple in Singapore by 2020: IGD forecast

Online grocery market to more than triple in Singapore by 2020: IGD forecast

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Processing & Packaging

Tetra Pak to make packaging closures at new $26m East Asia plant

Tetra Pak to make packaging closures at new $26m East Asia plant

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Aussie robo-company is complete package for SE Asian processors

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India has potential to be one of world’s biggest food processors

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Formulation

Australian team start studying grain in world’s biggest selling spirit

Australian team start studying grain in world’s biggest selling spirit

The researchers advise that most people only need carbohydrates during high-intensity or prolonged exercise of 90 minutes or more. ©iStock

Carbs ‘better than antioxidants’ to boost immunity and recovery after exercise: Australia review

PSE-fortified milk lowered cholesterol levels in rats. © iStock

Phytosterol fortified milk lowers cholesterol and fatty liver build-up: BASF-supported study

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Nutrition

Increased fibre intake can help with weight loss. ©iStock

Fibre supplement boosts weight loss and lowers blood sugar in obese adults: Study

The brand is sold exclusively in pharmacies and health stores.

China private equity firm acquires 80% stake in Kiwi supplement manufacturer

“The results do not provide evidence for inverse associations of fruit or vegetable consumption with risk of overall cancer incidence,” state researchers in Japan.

No evidence of link between fruit and veg consumption and reduction in overall cancer cases: Major Japan study

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China’s top court rules for Novozymes to end long-running patent case

China’s top court rules for Novozymes to end long-running patent case

Ministers will decide in April if hemp can be used for human food and nutrition. ©iStock

After Australia backs medical cannabis, is hemp about to approved as a nutrition and food source?

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Amazon on verge of opening physical and online food stores

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Household spending on food as a percentage of total monthly expenditure is increasing. It remains to be seen, however, if consumers will splash the cash on Megmilk's coffee butter.

Japan’s household food spending the highest for 20 years as ready-to-eat sales rocket

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Health craze boosts Gulf’s meat consumption

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China drives global lobster demand as supplies tighten

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FAO: Two-thirds of Yemeni households are now food insecure

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20% of Kerala foods found to be adulterated

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Scientists need to ‘rethink’ approach to GMO engagement with public

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Chinese start-up gearing up for launch of food-sensing smartphone

Counterfeit Western chocolate brands such as Ferrero Rocher seized by Chinese police. ©iStock/Authenticcreation

Fake Ferrero and Mars chocolate seized in China

The Kit Kat sushi is available until February 14.

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