Alimentos ProcesadosEne. 13, 2022
Oceanía: impulsarán exportaciones de productos nutricionales de alto valor
New Zealand’s High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge (HVN NSC) has published updates on how
its digestive, immune, infant and metabolic health research programmes are progressing, all of which are
designed to foster exports of local products to global markets.
The HVN NSC is on 10-year mission to develop high-value foods with validated health benefits in hopes to
increase export revenues from the food and beverage sector by 2025.
Funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, the organisation recently
published its annual report, providing an update on the progress of the four key programmes from June
2020 to July 2021.
In the digestive health programme, the previous annual report found kiwifruit is comparable to psyllium
fibre as a treatment for constipation. This made way for Zespri International Ltd to promote kiwifruit as a
locally-grown food and high-value food that benefits wellbeing.
Two new clinical studies are now in the works with industry partners, currently recruiting subjects to study
the effect of kiwifruit on constipation and irritable bowel syndrome.
Food Navigator Asia/January 11, 2022