Functional Food

Can Protein in Seaweed Help Companies Give Consumers the Nutrition They Crave? 


North American consumers have developed a tremendous appetite for protein—and not just from poultry, red meat, fish, and eggs. People are seeking out this essential macronutrient in everything from cheese curls to toaster pastries. The goal? Giving shoppers more of the nutritional building blocks they need to create enzymes, increase energy, build muscle mass, fortify […]

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Want to Lower Your Risk of Hypertension? Make Sure You’re Getting Enough Potassium


Cardiovascular disease doesn’t happen overnight. A combination of factors contributes to this illness. According to the annual report from the American Heart Association, high blood pressure is among those most likely to result in death. Also known as hypertension, this condition worsens as the prolonged effects accumulate, turning unhealthy dietary choices today into disorders tomorrow. […]

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Adding Vegan Dishes to Your Menu? How Hana Tsunomata® Can Keep You 100% Plant Based


From full-blown vegans to omnivorous flexitarians, consumers want far more plants in their diets. There’s a growing appetite for grub that puts a fast-food spin on plant-based eats, especially dishes that make people’s mouths water from the image alone. And the restaurant sector appears happy to oblige. For example, consumers saw a 1,320% increase in […]

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