e.excel millenium More on Advanced Processing techniques – case study on Cactus

More on Advanced Processing techniques – case study on Cactus

Recently, one of my friends asked me: If cactus is a superfood, why isn’t cactus or cactus juice being sold in supermarkets? Indeed, this is a very very good question! In fact, her question came very timely. It came just as I was just starting on this series talking more about advanced processing techniques used …

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food processing What is Spray-drying?

What is Spray-drying?

Plant foods occurring in nature come in all shapes, sizes, taste and colour. Also, they come with a different set of nutrients and anti-nutrients. As such, different plants would require different type of processing methods. One example is soy. Soy contains trypsin-inhibitors which affects digestion of proteins. During the concentration process, a certain temperature is …

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E.Excel What is Freeze-drying?

What is Freeze-drying?

The very first time I came to know about freeze-drying was in my under graduate years. One of my classmates did his final year project on freeze-drying of jackfruits and durian. At that time, I knew it as a drying process which takes a long long time. However, the fruits could be kept fresh without …

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food safety Do you know Vitamin C supplement increases risk of Heart Diseases?

Do you know Vitamin C supplement increases risk of Heart Diseases?

Vitamin C is a critical nutrient for our body. This was especially crucial in the 16th to 18th centuries. During this period, sailors who went on long voyages tended to get scurvy. Scurvy comes about due to insufficient antioxidants in a person’s diet. To add on, the problem was so serious that many of the …

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food safety Are all Natural Foods safe?

Are all Natural Foods safe?

Does “natural” or “herbal” definitely mean safe for our daily consumption? In fact, no. Not all Natural Foods are safe. In the naturally occurring world of flora and fauna, there are many many different types of plants. Some are Poisons to us For example, the amanita mushrooms. It can be fatal if we eat them. …

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Aging Herbal and Dietary Supplements tied to Liver Damage

Herbal and Dietary Supplements tied to Liver Damage

One of my valued customers brought this article to my attention over the weekend. Indeed, the title is not surprising to me. Let me explain why. In using supplements, are we aware of the ingredients that are in there? How are they made? What happens when they go through our body? These are just some …

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food safety Do Probiotics work?

Do Probiotics work?

In the recent years, more light has been shed on the role of gut bacteria in many areas of our health. This includes areas such as digestive system, allergic or autoimmune diseases, as well as cardiovascular related. As such, this has fueled a demand for probiotics supplementation and it is indeed getting more and more …

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calcium pills Do you know that Calcium Pills increases Heart Attack risk by 30%?

Do you know that Calcium Pills increases Heart Attack risk by 30%?

Calcium is extremely essential in many of our body functions. In fact, approximately 1.5 – 2% of our body weight is accounted for by calcium. Calcium is required mostly for strong bone formation and prevention of osteoporosis.   In fact, due to the hectic lifestyle, people turn to calcium pills to fill the gap in …

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beta-carotene Do you know that Beta-Carotene supplements Increases Risk of Cancer?

Do you know that Beta-Carotene supplements Increases Risk of Cancer?

Beta-carotene is a nutrient found in orange or red vegetables such as carrots. It is a good antioxidant and brings benefits to our body if taken in wholesome form of fruits and vegetables.   This is a study conducted to investigate the effect of beta-carotene supplementation (in isolated form) on cancer risk. The following are …

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food safety How are Superfoods selected in Nutritional Immunology?

How are Superfoods selected in Nutritional Immunology?

Superfoods undergo a stringent selection process to ensure that an optimum quality and quantity of antioxidants, phytochemicals and polysaccharides are retained. There are several factors which are considered. 1) Species of Plant Besides selecting type plant super-foods which are good, Nutritional Immunology studies which species is particularly nutritious. Although the same type of plant super-food …

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food safety Why do I choose Nutritional Immunology for Me and My Family?

Why do I choose Nutritional Immunology for Me and My Family?

Health, without it, many things in life loses its meaning. In Singapore, as well as around the world, a property may be one of the biggest assets anyone would purchase in his/her lifetime. However, every single one of us own an asset which is even bigger and more precious — that is our health. For …

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food safety Nutriact – Synergy of Mushrooms, High in Polysaccharides

Nutriact – Synergy of Mushrooms, High in Polysaccharides

What are polysaccharides and how do they help our immune system? Where can we find polysaccharides in wholesome plant superfoods? Formulated with the principles of Nutritional Immunology, ensuring the optimum amount and combination of polysaccharides from the different mushroom types, Nutriact provides an immune system boost in a convenient form, intact with a safety guarantee. …

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