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5@5: Cracking into nutrition research on eggs | Amazon adding private label supplements?

Each day at 5 p.m. we collect the five top food and supplement headlines of the day, making it easy for you to catch up on today's most important natural products industry news.

Unscrambling the nutrition science on eggs

Eggs' reputation has come a long way from the cholesterol concerns that started in the 70s, but some nutrition scientists worry that the 2015 Dietary Guidelines' omission of a specific, numerical goal for cholesterol sends the wrong message, as does recent research sponsored by the egg industry. Read more at NPR...


Amazon's private label Elements expands for first time in years with invite-only vitamins and supplements

Amazon's Elements private label line is apparently moving beyond baby products with a handful of supplement products including Vitamin D2, Vitamin K2, Turmeric Root Extract and Calcium Complex, that are available to Amazon Prime members who have to "request an invitation" to buy them at this time. Amazon's website addresses transparency issues, listing ingredient origins for each product and a Certificate of Analysis. Read more at Tech Crunch...


This little-known waste product could provide a chocolate replacement

Right now it's being used in the U.S. market primarily as a meat substitute, but jackfruit may have other uses, according to Brazilian researchers who just published a study in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. The jackfruit's seed has some chemical similarities to cocoa, and in some countries they're thrown away. The researchers found that dried, roasted and fermented jackfruit seeds produced an aroma, luminosity, moisture and color that are similar to those of cocoa powder or cocoa substitutes. Read more at Modern Farmer...


Supply-chain changes drive results at Target, Whole Foods

New distribution models and automated technologies are helping distributors move product faster and more efficiently. Read more at Supermarket News...


Tweeting all CEOs

In this era of transparency, it's time for corporate leaders to get social and join in the conversations their customers are having online, says this software company CEO. Read more at Forbes...

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