Formulating Cleaner Labels: Raisins as a Sugar Replacement
16:40 - 17:15
Consumers today are seeking natural products made with whole food ingredients that convey health benefits
For product manufactures looking to deliver, raisins provide multiple health benefits and functional properties that make them excellent choices for applications in sugar replacement, shelf-life extension, sodium reduction, and increase the nutritional value of food products
Dr Painter will discuss these and other functional properties for whole raisins, raisin paste, raisin juice concentrate, and raisin sauce
University of Texas -Houston, School of Public Health
Jim Painter earned a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois and is currently an Adjunct Professor at University of Texas, School of Public Health. His current areas of research include reducing risk of heart disease through phyto-nutrient and dietary intervention, mindless eating and stealthy calorie intake to control calorie intake. Jim has been a Registered Dietitian since 1980 and has served as the Director of Nutrition research for the California Raisin Marketing Board, and nutrition adviser for Sun-Maid Raisin Growers of California and Paramount Farms Wonderful Pistachios. He consults for the National Dairy Council. He currently serves on American Heart Association’s Healthier Diet Business Committee and is a member of the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior.
He worked for Marriott Corporation in the 1980s, taught nutrition at the University of Illinois during the 1990s and Chaired the School of Family and Consumer Sciences at Eastern Illinois University until 2013.
Jim has more than 100 peer reviewed publications and presentations to his credit and has authored the text book, Nutrition You Can Use and his latest book Let’s Eat Mindfully!
He and his wife Rosemary live in the United States and have two sons, two daughter-in-laws and four grandchildren.