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Wonky cauliflowers and broccoli help to power health snack revolution

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-15 Tue 08:14

The launch of a new cauliflower crisp is the latest in a line of healthier snacks, using what are known as ‘ugly’ vegetables. Clare Johnston discovered how demand for nutritious and eco-friendly food options is helping Scotland’s farmers build a sustainable future. Just seven years ago, as much as 40% of…

Upcycled food movement gains momentum

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-14 Mon 10:39

Roughly 30 to 40 percent of food produced is wasted and that’s a big problem for society and the planet due to unnecessary resource use, failure to feed hungry people, and harmful greenhouse gases emitted as unused food rots in landfill. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Office, food…

Turning pineapple leaves into aerogels for food preservation and wastewater treatment

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-08 Tue 10:07

Although pineapples are rich in vitamins, enzymes and antioxidants, and are considered one of the most important fruits in the world, the harvesting of this delicious and healthy fruit results in tons of pineapple leaves waste. Left to rot or burning it, this waste can release harmful chemicals and…

How fresh produce waste is being turned into gut health fibre supplement

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-08 Wed 11:39

A Queensland based food innovation company has produced a new health product, made mostly from discarded fruit and vegetables, which is being released. Natural Evolution has created an Australian first 3 in 1 Multifibre, called GUTHEALTH+, a synbiotic blend of prebiotics and probiotics, which supports,…