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Press Release: Ricebowl Asia’s Facebook Rebranded to DPO International

KUALA LUMPUR, 24th February 2020 – DPO International, a recognized food distribution company in Asia, today expedited the rebranding of ...

The Emerging Global Problem: COVID-19
The Emerging Global Problem: COVID-19

What is COVID-19 More than 180 countries are currently battling with the pandemic of an infectious disease called coronavirus disease or ...

Healthy Food Trends to Expect in 2020
Healthy Food Trends to Expect in 2020

2019 was a year in which many of us were embracing vegan diet and adding avocado onto everything. If you’re wondering ...

African Swine Fever Hits Indonesia
African Swine Fever Hits Indonesia

JAKARTA: While concerns are growing over a mysterious viral fever in Asia, the African Swine Fever (ASF) has caused devastation globally ...

China’s Top Quality Caviar Are Being Appreciated in Michelin Stared Restaurants
China’s Top Quality Caviar Are Being Appreciated in Michelin Stared Restaurants

The caviar on the menu of Michelin-starred restaurants may come from an unexpected place: China. The country has endured embarrassing food scandals ...

Malaysia’s palm oil industry impacted as India restricts imports
Malaysia’s palm oil industry impacted as India restricts imports

MUMBAI – India imposed curbs on refined palm oil and palm olein imports yesterday, a move sources said was retaliation against ...

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What’s The Difference Between Being Vegan, Vegetarian & Anything In Between?

In Asia, we see more and more people choosing to not eat animals or animals’ byproducts. Many choose to practice it ...

Fooled By Supermarkets: Trout Is Sold As Salmon

In 2018, The China Fisheries Association introduced a ruling that enabled Trout to be labelled and sold as Salmon after media ...

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Iron is a pivotal component of the innate immune response through its role in the generation of toxic oxygen and nitrogen intermediates. It is an essential component of haemoglobin as iron deficiency results in a reduction of haemoglobin circulation and a reduction in red blood cells. This indicates...

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A volatile oil compound in chamomile is thought to be responsible for its mild sedative effects. Chamomile in the form of an aqueous extract has been frequently used as a mild sedative to calm nerves and help in stress-relieving . Below are the related studies/articles: Chamomile - A herbal medicine...

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There are few unique properties of Inulin and FOS that contribute to weight management. A. Low Calorie Value i. Inulin also acts as dietary fiber, yielding about 1.5 calories per gram, compared to 4 calories per gram for fully digestible carbohydrates like sugar and 9 calories per gram for fat (USDA...

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YukMey 518 views
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Prebiotic is defined as “a non-digestible food ingredient that beneficially affects the host by selectively stimulating the growth and/or activity of one or a limited number of bacteria in the colon” which is introduced by Glenn Gibson and Marcel Roberfroid in 1995.   According to Regulation (E...

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According to Japan’s Specification and Standards for Food Additives (Eighth Edition), caramel color (150d) is one of the substances listed in the “List of Designated Additive” and is allowed to be used in all foods except fresh fish/ shellfish (including whale meat), KONBU (kelp)/WAKAME (seaweed) (b...

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Charlotte 5585 views
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Inulin is soluble dietary fibre that derived from chicory root and belongs to a group of non-digestible carbohydrates called fructans. The basic characteristics of dietary fibres are impervious to hydrolysis by the gastric secretions and absorption occur in the small intestine while they are ferment...