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Ancient Food Ingredients: What's Old is New

Consumers are embracing foods and beverages made with ingredients long known to have health and wellness benefits.

A growing body of research supports the effectiveness of a wide range of ingredients from all over the world on various ailments and conditions, from inflammation to digestion to cognitive function. Kefir from Russia, adzuki beans from Japan and black currant from the European Union are among the ingredients with beneficial effects.

Newswise reports:

“... [F]ood product developers ... can easily and successfully incorporate such medicinal ingredient into food products that already have a certain cultural flair: using the Indian spice turmeric, shown to have healthful properties, in Indian-style simmer sauces, for example.”

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