Consumers want food that tastes fresher, is safe, and has a long shelf life, so manufacturers are exploring new processing methods to achieve these goals, Otago University's Phil Bremer says.
Think cooking one meal every night is a chore? Spare a thought for Kiwi parents who cook two or three dinners each night to appease the fussy eaters in the family, says Amy Wiggins.
The paleo diet has become popular over the past 20 years. It's supposedly based on what our Stone Age ancestors may have eaten before they developed agriculture, but is it really what it seems?
Of all the wonderful vegetables we have available to us, kumara - or sweet potato as its known in other parts of the world - would have to be one of my favourites, writes Deanna Copland.
The Australasian health star rating needs major changes to make it work, researchers from Victoria University say.
Many people are aiming to reduce their meat and dairy intake as we realise their harmful environmental and health effects, writes Charmian Smith.
We can encourage people to make healthy adjustments to their diets with simple behavioural techniques, say Australian researchers.
Eating a diet with a focus on regulating blood sugar levels will result in optimal functioning of certain hormones in our body and allow the feedback system to work properly, achieving higher energy levels, writes Deanna Copland.
When people find themselves putting on weight after dieting they blame themselves, rather than realising that diets don’t work in the long term, says Otago Uni's Associate Prof Caroline Horwarth.
Taste is a complex phenomenon. We do not experience the sensation through a single sense, but rather it is made up of the five senses working together to allow us to appreciate and enjoy food and drink.
The Garden to Table trust believes every child in New Zealand needs to have the skills to grow, cook and enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables. Charmian Smith learns how they are doing it.
This dessert is a great excuse to have some friends over for dinner and a delicious treat, writes Deanna Copland.
Otago-produced meat, oats and cheese have been named as champions in the 2019 Outstanding New Zealand Food Producer Awards at an event in Auckland last night.
As Easter approaches and we reach for that chocolate bunny, chocolate researcher Kristy Leissle looks at the explosion in craft chocolate.
Four Otago-Southland cheeses have been awarded silver medals in the annual New Zealand Champions of Cheese Awards.
Many people suffer from digestive problems such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), heartburn and indigestion.
Paleo, keto, Atkins, fasting - these are just some of the many trendy weight-loss diets at present. Charmian Smith talks to nutritionist Rachel Brown about how they work and the rebound effect.