Vitafoods Europe 2022: Taiyo presents new innovative concepts

At Vitafoods Europe 2022, functional ingredient expert Taiyo will present brand new concepts which address current consumer trends, such as healthy ageing, sports nutrition and clean label products. The company will present new additions to its Sunfiber® portfolio – an all-natural, 100% soluble dietary fiber – as well as its new Sunfiber Water Concept, an optimum hydration offering with health-boosting properties. It will also present Sunphenon EC, known for its high polyphenol and catechin content with proven antioxidant effects. Other highlights at the Taiyo stand include new concepts for Vegemeat and Sunfiber.

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Non-alcoholic liver disease: study shows that PHGG inhibits the development of NAFLD

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the most widespread liver diseases worldwide. The highest rates are currently reported from South America and the Middle East followed by Asia, the US and Europe. The global prevalence of NAFLD is currently estimated at about 24% and both adults and children are affected. Also, NAFLD increases the risk for complication such as cirrhosis, liver failure or even cardiovascular diseases.

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DKSH – Taiyo´s new distribution partner for Spain and Portugal

DKSH is now Taiyo’s new strong distribution partner for the Iberian market. Already back in December 2021, DKSH announced the acquisition of the third-party distribution business of HealthTech Bio Actives (HTBA), a Spanish manufacturer and distributor of food and pharmaceutical ingredients. HTBA (previously known as Ferrer HealthTech) has been Taiyo’s exclusive distributor for the countries of Spain and Portugal for more than 15 years. The acquisition of HTBA thus also marks the perfect collaboration between Taiyo and DKSH.

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Vegemeat: allergen-free minced meat alternative

At Fi/Hi Europe in Frankfurt, Taiyo introduced Vegemeat, a new natural meat alternative for minced meat dishes. The granulated pea protein targets consumers not wanting to miss out on a minced meat-like texture. It is especially suitable for people on a vegan or low-meat diet who suffer from intolerances and thus pay close attention to ingredients.

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Vitafoods Europe 2021 – Taiyo Exhibitions

Taiyo has exhibited at the Vitafoods Europe 2021 from the 5th till the 7th of October 2021 at Palexpo in Geneva. It was Taiyos first exhibition in one and a half years due to the Coronavirus and the whole Taiyo Team was very exicted. Personal contact and a close communication is one of main values at Taiyo GmbH, therefore it was very pleasant to see everyone face to face and to talk in person again.

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Maltodextrin-free, high-in-fiber fruit powder: CherryShield™

Functional ingredient expert Taiyo GmbH and Danish manufacturer Asiros Nordic A/S have joined forces to create a new fruit powder with appealing nutritional properties: CherryShield™ is part of a range of premium and organic fruit powders for use as a food supplement or in functional beverage applications that aid well-being and digestion. The added health benefits of CherryShield™ Premium and Organic powders are based on the ingredients of an exceptional Danish sour cherry variety and Taiyo’s 100% natural dietary fiber Sunfiber®.

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Iron supplementation: study finds synbiotics boost bioavailability

Iron is the leading nutrient deficiency in women worldwide. However, a recently published study has revealed that a combination of Taiyo´s prebiotic Sunfiber® (partially hydrolysed guar gum PHGG ) and BL-04, the probiotic Bifidobacterium lactis from IFF, may improve the bioavailability of supplemented iron in female athletes.

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Hero ingredients on the rise

Hero ingredients are the hot topic that the food and beverage industry is talking about. But what is behind it? Interest in products with added health benefits continues to grow.

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