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Nutritional Outlook, June 2018

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NUTRITIONAL OUTLOOK ■ JUNE 2018 widespread availability in a variety of formats and the various stud- ies proving its nutritional benef ts as two of the main factors that make coconut an ideal ingredient for nearly any nutraceutical or healthy food application. T e expanding coconut market still has plenty of space for new brands and new innovations, and experts say the category's top contenders will be companies that f nd a way to successfully brand themselves, source coconuts ethically, and maintain mar- ket share as multinational brands start to buy out smaller coconut companies. References 1. Arthur R. "Trend Watching in Tea & Cof ee: New Varieties, Artisanal Products and Functional Attributes." Beverage Daily. Published online June 8, 2017. 2. Denis NP. "Category Spotlight: Coconut Products." Specialty Food As- sociation. Published online January 13, 2017. 3. Watrous M. "Slideshow: Coconut Water Gets a Refresh." Food Business News. Published online June 21, 2013. 4. Caballero M et al. "Expo West 2017 Recap." BevNet. Published online March 14, 2017. 5. Lustig RH et al., "Isocaloric fructose restriction and metabolic improvement in children with obesity and metabolic syndrome," Obesity, vol. 24, no. 2 (February 2016): 453-460. Published online October 26, 2015. 6. Guess ND et al., "A randomized controlled trial: the effect of inu- lin on weight management and ectopic fat in subjects with predi- abetes," Nutrition & Metabolism, vol. 12, no. 36. Published online October 24, 2015. 7. Bae YJ et al., "Coconut-derived D-xylose af ects postprandial glucose and insulin responses in healthy individuals," Nutrition Research and Practice, vol. 5, no. 6 (December 2011): 533-539 8. Flores H. "FNRI: Coco Sugar Has Anti-Diabetic Properties." Philippine Council for Health Research and Development. Published online Sep- tember 9, 2010. 9. Brand-Miller J et al. "Coconut Sugar." Sydney University Glycemic In- dex Research Service. Published online 2014. 10. Taylor V. "I Spotted Coconut Sugar in the Health Food Shop. What's Healthy about It?" Heart Matters Magazine. Published on- line March 29, 2017. 11. Erickson J et al. "T e scientif c basis of guideline recommendations on sugar intake: A systematic review," Annals of Internal Medicine. Published online ahead of print December 20, 2016. 12. O'Connor A. "Study Tied to Food Industry Tries to Discredit Sugar Guidelines." The New York Times. Published online ahead of print De- cember 19, 2016. Mike Straus is a freelance journalist living in Kelowna, Canada. He has written for publications including Canadian Chiropractor Magazine, UX Booth, and Iconic Concierge Vancouver. > 98% pure trans-resveratrol from fermentation made like no other Bone health Cardiovascular health Blood glucose Cognitive health Oral health Beauty from within

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