Succeed in developing functional snacks to prevent irritation in the throat and control glucose absorption

A team of scientists from Waseda University worked together with Eitaro Sohonpo Co. Ltd. to develop a theaflavin throat candy and a slow-calorie dorayaki, a type of Japanese confectionery. The throat candy contains tea polyphenols (mainly theaflavins) which alleviate irritation in the throat, and the dorayaki contains palatinose which controls the sharp rise in blood glucose level.