Spotlight on Canadian food processing research and innovation activities 2015-2018

The Canadian Food Innovators is funded by Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative.

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Bottle of PURE blueberries

All the benefits of a fresh, whole blueberry – in a bottle

Blueberries, especially wild varieties, are well-known for their health-boosting antioxidants. Imagine a product that can give you the full health benefits of eating fresh blueberries – but in liquid form.That’s PURE Blueberry, a unique new blueberry purée now on the market...

Baked goods high in antioxidants can boost human health

It’s well-known that dark blue and purple fruits and vegetables – like blueberries or purple cabbage – aregreat sources of the anthocyanins or antioxidants we need to stay healthy.Those antioxidants are scavengers of free radicals – high energy particles in the human...

Getting the health benefits of oats and barley more easily

University of Alberta researchers have teamed up with an Alberta food manufacturer to make it easier for Canadians to get the health benefits of barley and oats.They’ve developed a dry, concentrated form of beta glucan – found in the cell wall of barley and oats – that is ea...

Antimicrobial protection sprayer

Improving the taste and texture of frozen fruits and vegetables

In a climate like Canada’s, freezing fruits and vegetables close to harvest time means being able to enjoy them year round.Currently, vegetables are blanched – treated with heat – before they are frozen. This ensures food safety and minimizes freezer burn, but also affects t...

Innovative bacon production processes meet food safety standards

Bacon can be produced safely under certain processing methods that fall outside of new guidelines released by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).That’s the finding of newly completed research carried out by Maple Leaf Foods and the University of Alberta that looked at the possib...

Processed vegetable package

Maintaining flavour while ensuring the safety of processed vegetables

It’s generally accepted that heating vegetables before freezing or canning them – using a process called blanching – will affect their taste and texture. And yet heat treatment is considered necessary to ensure food products are safe for human consumption.But what if certain...