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Protein shakes and their flavours

Protein shakes and their flavours

Protein shakes have become popular with gym-goers, but what is the purpose of these shakes? Protein are fundamental nutrients for the body, they form one of the building blocks of tissue and serve as a fuel source. During weight training small tears occur in the muscle, so after exercise by consuming these shakes, the readily available protein […]

Fortified breakfast cereals and their taste

Fortified breakfast cereals and their taste

While enjoying a bowl of cereal in the morning and gazing at the cereal box, you would notice the phrase ‘fortified with vitamins and minerals.’  This means our cereals are enriched with nutrients such as riboflavin, iron, thiamine and folic acid. Addition of these nutrients allows us to meet our daily dietary recommendations of these […]

UK AD & Biogas 2016 Presentation

UK AD & Biogas 2016 Presentation

After our successful attendance at UK AD & BIogas 2016, the Presentation by Dr Emma Brodrick is now available to read and download. Covering topics: Siloxanes profiling of a landfill site Continuous monitoring of an anaerobic digester plant Click here, and follow slides 158-174. For more details on the topics or if you have any […]

Reducing fats with oils in cakes & biscuits

Reducing fats with oils in cakes & biscuits

Reducing fats with oils in cakes & biscuits Focus in the food and beverage industry has been on creating products that are healthier and better for our general wellbeing.   Fat has always been seen as bad for us however we should be reducing the amount of saturated fats in our diets. For baked goods reducing fat […]

Sugar alternatives in chocolate

Sugar alternatives in chocolate

Chocolate is a great indulgent treat that many of us enjoy often. Many of us have a sweet tooth but with the growing health concerns such as diabetes and obesity means there is a need to control the amount of sugar in our diets. Confectionery companies have recognised this and developed collections of chocolates that […]

Fast Monitoring of Tobacco Aroma Compounds and Additives

Fast Monitoring of Tobacco Aroma Compounds and Additives

Cigarette retail values in 2014 were worth over US$700 billion and over 5.6 trillion cigarettes were sold to more than one billion smokers worldwide. Tobacco and cigarettes belong to the world’s most important convenience goods and sophisticated quality control regarding several aspects is a must. In a most recent application study it was shown that […]

Low fat, low sugar dairy drinks

Low fat, low sugar dairy drinks

Low fat, low sugar dairy drinks With the growing trend for healthy eating, low fat, reduced sugar products has become popular with the food and beverage industry. However creation of these products can be challenging. Sugar and fat play a technical role they help with flavour enhancement and taste. Altering an original recipe by reducing […]

A new study on siloxanes using GC-IMS technology

Rapid and selective characterisation of siloxanes on landfill sites and biodigesters using a portable GC / IMS instrument   This application highlights the use of a portable instrument to identify the source of siloxanes on landfill sites and bio-digesters. The IMSPEX GC-IMS SILOX instrument separates, identifies and quantifies a range of siloxanes down to low ppb […]

Going Dairy Free

Going Dairy Free

Since 2014 there has been significant growth in the sales of non-dairy milk alternatives and the trend is continuing today. This is due to more vegans, paleo dieters and more people experiencing intolerances to dairy containing foods. In order to address these trends companies are resorting to developing ranges that are dairy free. Famous brands of […]

Preservatives, shelf life and the effect on taste

Preservatives, shelf life and the effect on taste

Preservatives have been widely used since prehistoric times. Their purpose is to prevent decomposition of foods by microbial growth or development of undesirable chemical changes. Increasing demands for ready to eat fresh food products has led to challenges for food distributors regarding the safety and the quality of foods. The benefits of the use of preservatives […]