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HAWAIIAN SALAD AND WATERMELON WATER ‘BIG IN 2017’ – WAITROSE

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Hawaiian salads and watermelon waters will be among the biggest consumer food trends of 2017, according to UK supermarket chain Waitrose.

The retailer said that Hawaiian poke – a raw fish salad marinated with lime, soy and sesame, and often served with rice – looks likely to emulate sushi’s emergence two decades ago to become next year’s must-eat snack, while watermelon water will follow up on promising performance in 2016 with further advances in 2017.

In May, Beyoncé invested in a brand of cold-pressed and juiced watermelon water, Wtrmln Wtr, after Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio was among a host of new investors in guayusa leaf tea brand Runa. Then, in the UK, What a Melon watermelon water secured its first listings with Whole Foods and Planet Organic.

Waitrose has also said that gourmet meal kits with pre-measured and prepared ingredients – often delivered to the consumer’s home – will experience significant growth in 2017 following several years in which the category has shown potential, while perfume-inspired cocktails will also come to the fore.

Its prediction that vegetable yogurts will garner popularity among British shoppers is borne out by the launch of Arla Foods’ new fruit and vegetable combinations for children. Arla is leading the segment in the UK, although brands like Veggemo and Yummia have pioneered new products in Canada and Australia with, respectively, their ranges of vegetable-based dairy alternatives and fruit and vegetable yogurts.

In September, FoodBev explored how all three brands were contributing to a renaissance in the use of vegetables in dairy, snacks and even hot drinks.

Waitrose rounded off its predictions for 2017 by saying that ‘lighter, fresher and healthier’ eating would shape demand in 2017 – but that, with it, came a desire among consumers to indulge themselves occasionally.

“The fact that we’re more likely to eat healthy food gives us the excuse to indulge now and then,” the retailer explained. “This year, the photogenic ‘freakshake’ took centre stage. This Australian invention of milkshake piled high with brownies, cream, cookie dough and marshmallows is currently all over Instagram. [But] will we be tucking in again in 2017 or moving onto the next extreme indulgence?”

Waitrose was making the predictions as part of its 2016 trends report, which found that seeds and grains, coconut flour and wonky veg were among the big hitters in the last year.

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UN FAO: Food prices jump in January.

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Food prices rose in January, and has become stronger for vegetable oils and sugar, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday.

The Food and Agriculture Organisation’s food price index, which measures monthly changes for a basket of cereals, oilseeds, dairy products, meat and sugar, averaged 164.8 points last month against 161.8 in December.

In spite of the rise, the index was still 2.2 per cent below its January 2018 level.



The FAO dairy price index jumped 7.2 per cent from December’s value, ending seven months of declines.

FAO said limited export supplies from Europe, caused by strong internal demand, was the main driving force behind the increase.

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FAO’s vegetable oil price index rose 4.3 per cent from the previous month, while its sugar index rose 1.3 per cent and its cereal index made marginal gains on December.

The meat price index was largely unchanged.

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FAO lifted its latest world cereal production forecast for 2018 to 2.611 billion tonnes, slightly higher than the December reading, reflecting upward revisions for maize, wheat and rice.

“Much of the projected growth is associated with expected increases in Europe, where beneficial weather has so far shored up yield prospects while also sowings are forecast to expand, largely driven by attractive prices,” FAO said.

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Cells that could prevent obesity, diabetes, hypertension found by American scientists.

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An American scientists has discovered a group of cells in the small intestine that slows down metabolism and increase fat accumulation.

The study published on Wednesday in the journal Nature  may lend a clue to prevent and treat obesity, diabetes and hypertension.



Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital in the US found that mice lacking those cells called intraepithelial T lymphocytes or natural IELs could burn fat and sugar without gaining weight.

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When those cells are present, they suppress a hormone that speeds up metabolism and conserves more energy it gets from food.

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Such a mechanism used to be an evolutionary advantage when food was scarce in ancient time, but “with the food so abundant,this energy-saving mechanism can backfire and lead to unhealthy outcomes,” said the paper’s lead researcher Filip Swirski from Massachusetts General Hospital.

Swirski’s study can eventually contribute to cardiovascular disease and other metabolic ailments.

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