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Try before Die: Top 10 Bubble/Boba Tea Types
Try before Die: Top 10 Bubble/Boba Tea Types

You may have heard of bubble tea (also called boba tea) but you may not yet have tried it. Bubble tea ...

‘Robot Restaurant’ are Invading Bengaluru
‘Robot Restaurant’ are Invading Bengaluru

The robots are interactive and are programmed to sing wishes for special occasions Bengaluru: ‘Robot Restaurants’ has announced the launch of the city’s ...

African swine fever continues relentless spread through Asia and Europe
African swine fever continues relentless spread through Asia and Europe

Serbian officials this week confirmed that African swine fever has infected hogs in their nation, making it the 18th country battling the ...

High CO2 Emissions Reduce Nutrients in Rice & Wheat – Report
High CO2 Emissions Reduce Nutrients in Rice & Wheat – Report

Wheat and rice grown at atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide levels between 546-586 parts per million reduced their protein, zinc, iron and ...

Food Packs in India May Have Expiry Dates Along With Best before Dates
Food Packs in India May Have Expiry Dates Along With Best before Dates

NEW DELHI: Packaged food companies may soon have to carry an ‘expiry/ use by date’ along with the ‘best before ...

Malaysia’s Durian Exporters Meeting Increasing Demand from China
Malaysia’s Durian Exporters Meeting Increasing Demand from China

Its pungent aroma and creamy custard flesh have proven divisive for the palates of discerning consumers, but the durian has long cemented its ...

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Ricebowl Food Expert 458 views
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According to European Patent No. EP2261304 A2 (2010), the anti-degradation agent for the food is preferably constituted from carnosic acid. Rosmarinic acid is preferably used in the combination of carnosic acid.  In the application of dehydrated soups and broths, the usage amount is 50mg/kg (express...

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Ricebowl Food Expert 467 views
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i. Phytosterols • Helps in cells membrane synthesis and may link to lower coronary heart disease with minimum risk. • Might help in decreasing the cholesterol absorption and reducing the serum LDL cholesterol concentration. ii. Vitamin E • Acts as antioxidant for scavengers of free radicals and slow...

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Ricebowl Food Expert 449 views
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Hygroscopicity is the ability of food powder to absorb moisture from a high and relative humid environment. The hydrated materials are hygroscopic and thus they must be packed in sealed containers, vacuum or inert gas packing, which is more common. However, by adding a carrier agent such as Maltodex...

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Ricebowl Food Expert 419 views
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Freeze-dried could retain the majority of vitamins and minerals. The process is so fast that it removes the moisture from the food without destroying the food structure (Sarangam & Chakraborty, 2015). References Sarangam, S. & Chakraborty, P. (2015). Comparative Studies on Quality Analysis o...

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FONG 213 views
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Table below states the maximum limit for PGPR to be used in chocolates in Malaysia and Japan.   Category Country Usage of PGPR Maximum limit Chocolate Malaysia Permitted 5000 mg/kg* or PGPR, in a proportion not exceeding 0.5% if the total emulsifier content of the chocolate does not exceed 1.5%...

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Liza 206 views
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China According to Section 4.1.6 of National Food Safety Standard - General Standard for the Labeling of Prepackaged Foods (GB7718-2011), name, address and contact information of manufacturer shall be declared. In one of the following circumstances, the labeling shall be made according to the follow...