29 Apr '16, 3pm

Research centre aims to grow food and nutrition industry - TODAYonline

Research centre aims to grow food and nutrition industry - TODAYonline

SINGAPORE — Chocolates containing mangosteen skin, and a type of sugar that helps to lower blood-glucose levels are among the food products that have been studied by a research centre that focuses on nutrition. The Clinical Nutrition Research Centre (CNRC) — a joint initiative by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and National University Health System — was visited by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat on Friday (April 29). He wanted to know more about the efforts of the CNRC, which opened in 2014, to grow the local food and nutrition industry. The centre, together with a local company, had conducted an experimental study on chocolate with mangosteen rind, which is said to be more nutritious due to its increased polyphenol content. Another study involved palatinose, a type of sugar that can be extracted from honey, and is beneficial for people suffering ...

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