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Joanne Somaiya

Welcome to the new Canadian Food Business

We are the same, experienced team that developed Canadian Food Insights, but we’re growing and launching our own publication. We’ve been listening to the market and we know you want more information about the science of food and beverage and that’s what we pledge to bring you. We’ll still keep you informed of all the news and trends you need …

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Canadian snackıng craze

Summer breakfast. fruit and dairy products on a wooden table. top view

By Kathy Perrotta In 2016, snacking no longer solely refers to an in-the-moment, treat-oriented indulgence but rather is more accurately defined as a behaviour. By today’s definition, anything and everything can be a snack – and increasingly is. Findings from the recently released Ipsos’ Canadian Snacking Nation 2016 report finds that many Canadians are increasingly shifting eating habits from long-held …

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Processing Pulses to Enhance Bioactive and Anti-nutritional Attributes

El-Sayed M. Abdel-Aal Introduction Pulses are the dry seeds of legumes that contain small amount of fat, while those with high amount of fat are referred to as leguminous oilseeds (soybean and peanut). But the term legume covers all leguminous plants such as dry seeds, green pots/seeds, leguminous oilseeds and other legumes (clover and alfalfa), and food legumes include only …

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Fermenting Pulses for Improved Nutrition and Functionality

Burcu Cabuk | Darren Korber | Takuji Tanaka | Michael Nickerson* Pulses represent the second most important grain after cereals, with a recorded total production of 77.64 million tonnes in the world, with India, Canada and China representing by far the world’s largest pulse producers1. Pulses are a rich and inexpensive source of proteins, carbohydrates, micronutrients, vitamins, and minerals. These …

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What’s Pulse-ible When It Comes To Extruded Products?

Alie Johnston1 | Rebecca Mollard1 | Julianne Curran2 | Peter J Jones1* Health benefits of pulses Pulses are the dry, edible seeds of podded plants in the legume family including chickpeas, dry beans, lentils, and yellow peas. Canadian pulse production represents about 35% of global pulse exports annually. In 2015, Canada exported 6.2 million tons of pulses valued at greater …

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Against the Current


Genetically modified foods are always a hot topic. Competing factors like a growing world population and a warming climate may necessitate help like this from science to create a sustainable food supply. At the same time, consumers are becoming more informed about where their food comes from and what goes into producing it and they have become increasingly wary of …

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