By Jaimee Hughes, Accredited Practicing Dietitian We all know that following a nutritious diet is good for our physical health, but did you know that what we choose to eat also has a big impact on our mental wellbeing? Regularly eating whole grains and legumes can reduce our risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease … Continue reading
We’ve been delving into the latest research on whole grains, legumes and mood and the benefits of eating a balanced diet for good mental health. Take a look at our latest hot topic here to find out more.
Our latest research on plant-based meats has just been published in the journal Nutrients! Data showed that the category has grown over 400% since just 2015. Read the full paper here, or for a summary of the findings, visit our blog here.
Plant-based meats are booming on supermarket shelves, with our latest Australian-first study showing that the category has grown a massive five-fold in number – up 429% – since just 2015. There are now a staggering 137 products on the shelf, ranging from ‘bleeding’ burgers, to nut roasts and plant-based tuna. This research was published in … Continue reading
With 2019 well underway, we’ve taken a look at some of the biggest trends affecting grains and legumes this year… 1. Digestive Wellness Digestive wellness is once again the number one trend for the coming year and with good reason. Emerging research, media attention and consumer demand is driving this trend, with prebiotics and fibre … Continue reading
The trend for plant-based foods is bigger than ever, with vegan, vegetarian and flexitarian diets all gaining popularity alongside the increasing importance of a sustainable food future. One category that’s seeing record growth is plant-based milk – with the global plant-based milk market expected to surpass $16bn later this year. Traditionally occupying the top spot … Continue reading
With flexitarian and vegan diets booming in 2018, there’s no shortage of plant-based proteins on offer, but have you heard of seitan? Read on to discover more about this devilish-sounding plant-based alternative, and decide whether you should give it a go… Seitain: what actually is it? Seitan (pronounced ‘say-tan’), is a product made of the … Continue reading
by Anna Debenham & Alex Parker, The Biting Truth Tired of diets promising health wonders and miracle cures that fail to eventuate? It’s time to say goodbye to the era of ‘low-everything’ diets and make room for the plant-based lifestyle! There is growing evidence of the powers of plant-based diets (i.e. high in fibre, vitamins … Continue reading
As another year draws to a close, we’ve been looking at key trends for 2018 – so what’s influencing innovation and driving consumer behaviour for the year to come? “A key trend is a genuine growth opportunity. It’s a set of changes in consumer beliefs and behaviours, leading to a change in a market. It’s … Continue reading
While young Aussies are forking out on pricey supplements in a bid to build muscle and cut weight, new evidence has revealed an unexpected source of protein: the humble loaf of bread. The new findings, from the Grains & Legumes Nutrition Council’s (GLNC) annual food category audit, revealed that close to one in every five … Continue reading