Could mangosteens be the next superfruit, with the qualities of an anti-histamine, anti-aging ointment, antibiotic, anti-viral, and anti-inflammatory? Natural Products Insider reported that the success of pomegranate suggests we are just at the beginning of a period in which fruit products might be about to rival dairy products as the drivers of innovation and sales growth in the global nutrition business.
This webcast examines whether the science supports the claims and covers the FDA's perspective, the need to fulfill the consumer’s desire for a healthy lifestyle, and the recent surge of botanicals in energy fueling foods on the market place.
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06/14/09 12:00 AM
Dr James Simon
Rutgers-The State Univ of NJ
Dr. James Simon serves as director of The New Use Agriculture and Natural Plant Products Program (NUANPP) at Rutgers University.
Dr. Simon’s area of expertise is in the development of new uses of traditional crops, new crop development, aromatic and medicinal plant domestication, with a specialization in natural products such as those containing extractable chemicals in interest for flavor, aroma, and medicinal activity. Dr. Simon published over 100 scientific papers, books, and reviews in the areas of new crops, aromatic and medicinal plants and nutraceuticals.
Dr. Simon and NUANPP work cooperatively with research groups around the world and in New Jersey seeking to develop standardized botanical products for health and nutrition. Research projects focus on culinary herbs (selection and breeding), Asian and African botanicals and medicinal plants, the nutraceutical components in fruits and vegetables and quality control for herbs and botanical products.
Dr. Simon’s research is supported by NIH, USDA, USAID, and BARD as well as other public and private funding. He received his B.S in 1974 from Empire State College, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; his M.S from Oregon State University, Corvallis, Ore. in 1977. Dr. Simon received his Ph.D from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass., in 1984.
Paul J Riker, CFS
Principal Technologist II
Paul Riker is Manager of Beverage Applications, Flavors North America, for Mastertaste Inc. located in Teterboro , New Jersey . Mastertaste focuses on providing an educated insight into how concerns over nutrition, health, food safety, legislation, and even fashion affect consumer buying behavior.
Previously, Riker was with Manheimer Fragrances. In 2004, Manheimer Fragrances was acquired by Mastertaste, a subsidiary of Kerry Group. Manheimer Fragrances operates as a separate division of Mastertaste, with fragrance sales and manufacturing locations in the United States, the United Kingdom, and China. He is a Professional Member of IFT. He is a frequent author for Food Technology magazine.