Institute of Food Technologists

Amaranth seeds may prevent chronic diseases

The tiny seed of an amaranth grain may be able to help prevent cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer, according to a review of existing research in Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety published by the ...

dateFeb 19, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Understanding emulsions in foods

An emulsion is a mixture of two fluids such as oil and water that is achieved by breaking up the molecules in both substances into very fine, small droplets in order to keep the combination from separating. In the August ...

dateAug 20, 2013 in Other
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Oregano oil may help sunflower seeds keep longer

Sunflower seeds and sunflower oils have been shown to decrease risk of cardiovascular disease as well as have potential beneficial effects on obesity, bone health, and blood pressure. However their high protein and fat content ...

dateDec 13, 2013 in Other
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What you need to know about GMOS and GM crops

Genetically modified (GM) crops and foods and ingredients made available with the techniques of modern biotechnology have recently been dominating food and agriculture news coverage in the United States. Food Technology ...

dateJan 20, 2014 in Biotechnology
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History of ethnic foods in the US

A review paper in the January 2014 issue of Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) reveals some interesting statistics about the history of the follow ...

dateDec 13, 2013 in Other
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How olive oil is processed

The olive tree is native to the Mediterranean basin. Archeological evidence shows that olive oil was produced as early as 4000 BC. Besides food, olive oil was used historically for medicine, lamp fuel, soap, ...

dateMay 15, 2015 in Other
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Nine emerging trends in pet food

Four out of five pet owners now consider their pet a member of the family, and consumers are shifting their priorities when it comes to purchasing food for their pets accordingly (Mintel, Pet Food, 2013).

dateJul 21, 2014 in Other
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New fruit products incorporate old and new

As the most consumed snack food in the United States, it is no surprise that fresh fruit is also the fastest growing. In the August issue of Food Technology magazine published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), ...

dateAug 20, 2013 in Other
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Studies show different types of vinegar may benefit health

The earliest known use of vinegar dates back more than 10,000 years ago and has been used as a food and medicine.  A new review article in the Journal of Food Science, published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), ...

dateMay 22, 2014 in Other
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