Nestlé Health Science

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Article publication date: 1 November 2011



(2011), "Nestlé Health Science", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 41 No. 6.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Nestlé Health Science

Article Type: Food facts From: Nutrition & Food Science, Volume 41, Issue 6

Nestlé Health Science announced the acquisition of a minority stake in vital foods, a New Zealand-based company that specialises in the development of kiwifruit-based solutions for gastrointestinal conditions.

Created in 1991, Vital Foods has two well-established products on the market in New Zealand, Kiwi Crush (TM) and Phloe (TM). Both products are based on a natural kiwifruit extract, and have been clinically shown to be effective against constipation. Constipation is a common functional disorder of the gastrointestinal tract, affecting around one in six people in the general adult population in Oceania, Europe and the USA.

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