Full fuel fooling aim of food research co-investment programme (Plant & Food)
By Peter Kerr for sticK
(sticK - 6 Dec. 2010 ) Satiety is becoming a key trend in the world of nutrition.
In a western world of increasing obesity, feeling 'full', is one way of helping to stop people snacking and over-eating, and Plant & Food Research believes New Zealand has some unique grains, fruits and vegetables that can contribute to satiety.
The merger two years ago of HortResearch and Crop & Food Research provided the opportunity to restrategise in the food innovation area says Dr Keiran Elborough, and one of the results is a recently begun co-investment programme to discover how plant foods reduce appetite and keep people feeling fuller, longer.