Herbs & Botanicals

A Terrific Time for Teas

Teas represent one of the hottest segments in the functional beverage market.

RFI Ingredients

RFI Ingredients, based in Blauvelt, NY, is a manufacturer of innovative natural ingredients for the food, functional food and dietary supplement industries.

Getting the Joint Health Market Moving Again

Growth has been flat for more than a decade—a sign of maturity or a new beginning? Maybe both.

Functional Foods & Beverages for Men

If recent product launches are any indication, men's products manufacturers only have one thing on their minds.

Formulation Trends in Functional Foods & Beverages

The functional food and beverage sector is benefiting from an endless array of ingredient options.

Pets Are Undeniably Important

Nutritional products aimed at pets represent a healthy opportunity for companies.

2010 State of the Industry Review

Executives reflect on the past year in nutraceuticals and look ahead to what the future might bring.

From the Corners of the World: Chia: Ancient Crop, Novel Opportunities

There is a small but emerging trend in product development toward ancient crops, and leading this trend is chia.

Children of Convenience

Today’s parents are so busy that the market is growing for dietary supplements, fortified foods and nutritional beverages for kids.

The Herbs & Botanicals Market: Returning to its Roots

Despite the overwhelming negativity surrounding the herbs and botanicals segment from a quality and clinical research point of view, many experts believe there are myriad opportunities in the market as companies move toward the use of patented and proprietary products.

Eurotrends: Chronic Inflammation

Pursuing biomarkers of inflammation might create new stories for old nutrients.

Antioxidant Directory

A listing of suppliers of antioxidant ingredients for food and supplement formulations.

An Interview with Michael McGuffin

Michael McGuffin is president of the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA). He has been active in the herbal industry since 1975, having owned and managed both retail and manufacturing businesses in this field.

The Father of Stevia

Jim May recounts his roller coaster love affair with the little leaf that’s sweeter than sugar.

Fresh Opportunities in Functional Foods

Success in today’s functional foods market can be found at the crossroads of price, taste, awareness and efficacy.

Soothie Suckers

Immune-boosting line for kids is delivered in a fuss-proof ice pop format kids will love.

Energizing Foods and Beverages

Portable, great tasting products that deliver a real boost continue to resonate with increasingly time-crunched consumers.

Mmm, Chocolate

Seemingly recession-proof, chocolate’s appeal continues to evolve with the times.

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